6 Adventure Travel Agent Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023
Start An Adventure Travel Agent

Adventure travel is a type of tourism in which the tourist seeks out and experiences various physical, emotional, and mental challenges.

Adventure travel agents are experts in the field of adventure travel. The travel agents know what to expect and can help you with everything from booking flights, to finding the right hotel, to getting a visa.

Adventure travel agents book trips on travelers’ behalf and helps them plan the trips. They know the best places to visit, what time of year suits that destination, and what experiences are available. A successful adventure travel agency starts with a solid business plan. A good business plan is a foundation for any business and can be the difference between success and failure.

What should you include in your adventure travel agency business plan? A feasibility study, a marketing strategy, financial projections, a SWOT analysis, and more. The key to success is finding a niche you are passionate about and well-versed in.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a adventure travel agent:

1. Constructed Adventures ($90K/year)

Chris waters (from international ) started Constructed Adventures almost 8 years ago.

$7.5K / month
2 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Chris Waters, I go by “The Architect, and I started Constructed Adventures.

The most important thing for me is the freedom and flexibility. I don’t have a home and travel from one adventure location to the next. With all the money saved, I spend my downtime traveling to amazing locations or visiting friends and family!


2. CuddlyNest ($2.8M/year)

Ritesh Raj (from Orlando, Florida, EE. UU.) started CuddlyNest over 6 years ago.

$233K / month
2 founders / 72 employees

Case Study

I’m Ritesh Raj, the co-founder, and COO of CuddlyNest, an accommodation booking platform for travelers. I have a travel tech background of over 13 years—so I’ve been at it since 2009!

That means focusing on all kinds of travelers, who are looking for all kinds of property types, with all kinds of budgets. Our inventory currently includes over four million properties of all types in 80k+ cities!


Learn more about starting an adventure travel agent:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an adventure travel agent?
-> Pros and cons of an adventure travel agent

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established adventure travel agent
-> Marketing ideas for an adventure travel agent

Other resources

-> Adventure travel agent tips

4. Love Her Wild ($9.6K/year)

Do you want to know how to make money with Patreon? In less than a year I reached almost 100 Patreons getting over $500 a month.

$800 / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Bex Band started going on adventures in her mid-twenties and realized there was a gap. Not many women were taking up these adventure trips, and she would be the only girl in the group on multiple occasions. She saw an opportunity in this, and the idea of Love Her Wild was born.

  • Bex decided that through her women's adventure community, she would help women explore their inner selves and make them feel connected to nature.
  • Bex runs a non-profit community of women adventurers based in the UK that offers opportunities, funding, and guidance.
  • Love Her Wild has been the wing beneath the wings for thousands of women experiencing their first-time mountain hikes or going on their first overseas expeditions!
  • Currently, LHW has a friendly community of more than 30,000 collective members.


Read the full story on undomesticatedmag.com →

6. Baboo Travel ($600K/year)

Paul Sarfati (from Dover, DE, USA) started Baboo Travel about 3 years ago.

$50K / month
3 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

My name is Paul Sarfati and I am the Founder and CEO of Baboo Travel. We built a travel platform that connects travelers directly with local travel agents or as we call them In-Destination experts to plan Custom Trips.

We are currently still depending greatly on COVID travel restrictions and can’t really operate the entire world as we would wish, but we are starting to see some interest in people traveling from the US to some countries in Latin America like Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile & Argentina, and also to Europe to Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, so that’s good news.


Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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