Backstreet Academy is a marketplace which empowers anyone to create a unique travel experience. Locals who are amazing at what they do create one-of-a-kind tours or activities that you’ll not get anywhere else. We also believe in connecting with locals when you travel, as that is the best way to take in the culture of a city and human connections are what’s most memorable when you travel. We take pride in what is offered through Backstreet Academy and we curate each and every one of our experiences to ensure that it is safe, well-run and will leave you with a memory that lingers. We train our hosts and test it ourselves to ensure every experience is seamless, unique and helps you create a personal connection with the people and place. Backstreet Academy is also a social enterprise dedicated to impact. We work with many NGOs and disadvantaged communities to help them create a tour experience at Backstreet Academy, helping them to access the tourism market monopolized by tour agents, building better livelihoods and dignity through providing them with education, training, income and respect. We do this through our special program where these individuals are classified as BA Hosts (Backstreet Academy Host) who provide activities that are labelled as 'Backstreet Experiences' on our site. Through this program we allocate facilitators who will act as the translators for a BA Host booking, as most BA hosts cannot converse in English and we do not want language barriers limiting their ability to access the tourism market. Join us to democratize travel in developing countries. Connect deeply with the people you see and make an impact in the communities you pass through. It’s all just a walk in #TheBackstreets!