What is TripDoodler about?
TripDoodler is building what will become the world’s largest searchable database of better travel choices. The goal of TripDoodler is to make the more sustainable choice the easiest choice.
Why do I need TripDoodler?
Well, it really depends on where you are on your personal journey. Some travelers use TripDoodler to leave better footprints (a.k.a. ratings) for other travelers to follow. Other travelers simply want to find and easily factor sustainability into their decision-making process. TripDoodler gives both the tools to do so.
What does it mean to validate (a.k.a. rate) sustainability?
We have put together a set of objective sustainable practices for you to look for and mark which ones you see in the places you are in or have visited. This way, you give your rating of how you perceive sustainability which is super valuable information not only for the next traveler but for the establishments too.
Right now we work with four categories: Accommodation, Places we eat & drink and Shops. On the TripDoodler platform, you can find any business that has a profile on Google Places. Just search for it in the search bar.
Why should I validate (a.k.a. rate)?
For two reasons. The obvious one is to leave better footprints for the next traveler. Helping and inspiring each other to make better travel choices.
The less obvious reason is that when you validate sustainable practices you tell the establishment, how you perceive where they are on their sustainable journey.
This is very valuable information. Based on this the businesses can make better choices, and adopt better more sustainable practices.
Why do I have to use the given parameters? Why can’t I write a review on my own?
We are creating a standard. By everyone validating the objective parameters, we keep a high level off integrity. This way anyone, no matter their knowledge of it, can easily identify the more sustainable practices.
So, when you read another rating left by a fellow TripDoodler you don’t have to question their knowledge level as we are all looking for the same objective parameters.
But how have you chosen these specific practices?
We have divided the parameters into three categories based on the UNWTO’s definition of sustainable tourism’s three pillars: Environmental, Social-Cultural and Economical.
Our sustainability parameters were created in collaboration with experts in the field of sustainability.
How are you calculating the score? Is it trustworthy?
A score at TripDoodler is always a positive score. Even with only a few parameters recognized, the establishment is off to a good start. From here they can start the journey to add in more sustainable practices and build an even more sustainable business.
I don’t know much about sustainability. Can I still use TripDoodler?
There's no need to be an expert - we'll guide you through the process.All you have to do is answer "yes", "no", or "I don't know" to the questions presented.
How can I find a business?
To find a business, just type its name on the search bar and choose the correct option from the drop down menu.
Of course. To edit your rating, find the business you want to edit under "Rated places" in the "Profile" section.
Why is there a Google Review integration?
The Google Review integration allows you to consider factors other than sustainability.
How can I download TripDoodler?
TripDoodler is a web-app and can therefore not be downloaded. You can also save TripDoodler on your home screen of your mobile for easy access.