Become a Travel Designer on Kated
Are you a travel designer?
Kated facilitates a direct connection between leading travel designers and high-end travelers. We believe in authenticity over intermediaries and we’re challenging mass-market mediocrity and it’s obsession with quantity.
Selectivity creates value on both sides of our platform. Kated delivers pre-qualified, high-travel-intent leads direct to travel designers. In turn, we provide travelers with travel designers who deliver a genuinely extraordinary travel experience.
Kated is an invitation only platform for select travel designers. Discuss your enrollment with Stepan Borovec, Director of Partnerships. [email protected]
Kated is free for the best travel designers
Access to the Kated platform is free for travel designers. We believe that upfront costs and membership fees are barriers to providing quality and authenticity. Travel aggregators and marketplaces typically reward those who pay the highest rates. Our gatekeeping is solely based on the quality of service that travel designers provide.
We handpick the best experts and specialists for each destination, and do not oversaturate the platform with more designers than is necessary for our market. We don’t ask travel designers to compete for the same business, because we are confident that we can identify the most skilled local designer for every individual trip.
Who is a travel designer?
- Travel designers specialise in the city, region or country they are from.
- They only plan trips to places they know, the places they call home.
- They use local knowledge and local connections to create something memorable and unique for every visitor.
A creative platform for luxury travel
What Kated does for travel designers
At Kated our focus is always on quality, not quantity. You only pay us after you make a sale. And we will only deliver a lead when we’re confident you can make a sale.
We know that planning a fully tailored itinerary takes a lot of time. As senior industry professionals you need to be paid and rewarded for your time. We won’t pass on a lead unless it is a pre-qualified, high-spend traveler, demonstrating a genuine intent to buy.
Travel aggregators and online marketplaces typically reward those who pay the highest rates (in commission or membership fees), or sell the highest volume of products. Our gatekeeping is solely based on the quality of service travel designers can provide.
We handpick inbound travel specialists for each destination, and do not oversaturate the platform with more travel designers than is necessary for our market. We will never ask travel designers to compete for the same lead, because we are confident we can identify the most skilled local designer for every individual trip.
Kated celebrates travel designer expertise
Travel industry marketing usually rewards those who shout the loudest, pay the most commission, or create the flashiest website. Yet the substance behind this rowdy marketing is mundane, and too often the service is a nonentity. The really good travel companies and designers are hidden beneath aggregators and race to the bottom mass market offerings.
Kated celebrates travel inspiration and authenticity. It’s a space to promote and celebrate the real experts and the true possibility, for a select group of travelers. If you’re the best at what you do, we want to celebrate your expertise.
- A free mobile-friendly space to celebrate your products
- A creative space to test interest in new travel products
- Access and exposure to our community of more than 500k travelers
- Support to make your content and itineraries look awesome
We’ll set up your Kated profile on our platform and celebrate your expertise. We need content from you. We need to know what you do, where, and why it’s special for high-end travelers. We’ll promote this on the platform and we will leverage your unique experiences to build our community of inspired travelers.
How do you join Kated as a travel designer?
Our focus is quality. You can’t pay to be on the platform. You don’t pay to be more visible. We need to ensure that you can deliver a genuinely VIP experience for Kated’s high-value travelers. That’s why access to Kated is usually by invitation or recommendation.
However, we’re trying to change travel for the better and appreciate that there are some exceptional senior professionals we do not know about. If that is you, contact our Head of Partnerships & Sales, [email protected]