Got your attention we hope! Because these three words are frequently the draw of the unwary to a scam. Don’t worry, we are not asking you to send us your hard earned cash (though we don’t mind LOL). If you are really interested in this opportunity, do read on.
You know, Mel & Suan had been reading a lot of blogs recently. A LOT. We’ve leaved through many hundreds, giving our comments and generally enjoying the leisurely reads. One thing stood out : the number of people talking about being a traveler as opposed to just being a casual tourist.
Presenting…. “The World Traveler Institute”, aka WTI.
We have crafted this to be similar but not exactly the same as the UN World Travel Organization. While no affiliations exist between the WTI and WTO, the names should sufficiently cause enough confusion since we in the process of making things up anyway.
What is the purpose of the WTI we hear you ask?
CERTIFICATIONS. That what we do. Like marketers around the world, we seek out new business opportunities. And we have identifed an un-met need.
Recall a few paras above, wherein Mel & Suan found an exceedingly large audience of bloggers who appears to be inclined to be travelers instead of tourists? Well, we think this badge of honor, this accolade, this status symbol cannot be self awarded. It has to be pinned on your chest by an accredited institute. Just like when you get commissioned as a navy SEAL. P.S: this is a very Singaporean thing, getting certified…hehe…
The WTI will cater to this need, which appears to have a CAGR of 10+%. The intent, is to award qualified persons the following levels of certification:
- Traveller (first tier, er Bronze?), Intent on immersing oneself into local culture. Yes we’ll cater to intent even if they don’t make it. How else to get them started on the cerification train?
- Wanderer (second tier, Silver), Expert at getting lost, or was it losing oneself? Make up your mind! Hmm..we cannot be exactly sure. But nvm, it’s just a business.
- Nomad (highest accolade, Gold), Guru of seasonal movement across the globe, hopefully not the bowel type, because of all the cheap street food.
- For those that gets
renewedre-accredited successively for 5 years at the Nomad level, the WTI awards an honarary doctorate-level life-long (Platinum status) award of “Tribal chief”.
Obviously we cannot do it alone and will need partners. We’d need to establish country chapters that can help administrate the assessment and issuance of these certifications. And lest you think this award is for life, think again. We need
recurring sales from awardees to maintain their certification annually, so there are criteria for such.
Interested to learn more?