Ninad started his life in the travel industry in 2000 by doing mass tourism program for international people. The regular tourism industry left him disenchanted because his travellers would fly from faraway places and then restrict themselves to 5-star hotels and very artificial experiences.
His initial work with social development left him disillusioned because of high-level corruption in the social organisations and how the system seems to keep disadvantaged communities always dependent on the help of others.
Discovery of volunteer travel in 2003 led to the fulfilment of two objectives – making an impact on the lives of needy people and helping travellers get an unmatched experience of the country.
Since 2003, by developing smart models of creating and delivering volunteer travel, Ninad’s organisation has grown its network to 36 countries around the world and contributed over 1.9 million community service hours impacting over a hundred thousand families.
Today, Ninad speaks, researches and develops models of effective volunteer travel that bring memorable experiences to travellers, profitable growth to travel businesses and a stable, sustainable source of funding and attention to grassroots charities around the world.