For-profit social enterprise connects craftsmen and cooks with visiting tourists

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There is always more to a city than its main tourist attractions and peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb and EatWith have had a huge impact on the tourism industry, enabling travellers to source their accommodation, meals and more from local people. Backstreet Academy is the newest of these marketplaces to enter the fray. It aims to trade in authentic travel experiences — enabling locals to offer one-of-a-kind tours or activities to visitors who want to experience their destination's true culture. Backstreet Academy is looking to democratize travel in developing countries by helping the disadvantaged communities in South East Asia to…

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