Background story

playplanet planted its seed…
… in the belief that traveling can create social change!

playplanet is on the quest to change the way we travel! By connecting travellers and local hosts playplanet enables everyone to be a change-maker while traveling!

playplanet is a social enterprise founded by Sun Mi Seo. Sun has worked in the field of social change through tourism for the past six years and encountered daily the question: can travelling make the world a better place?

As a co-founder of ‘Traveller’s Map’, South Korea's first social enterprise in the tourism sector, Sun had the opportunity to visit many corners of world and her most valuable journeys were those which brought her to local communities, where she met new friends and learned about local wisdom. The stories she heard, the insights she understood and the humbleness that grew also made Sun frustrated; why can’t other travelers have the same opportunity to meet locals and work together for a better society?

playplanet is an answer to the question on how to connect travellers and local hosts. playplanet is an online platform that creates offline social impact. By experiencing an authentic and local journey both travellers and hosts develop an intercultural understanding, partake in supporting the local economy, raise awareness and of course make new friends!

playplanet is a global playground for everyone! playplanet attracts everyone from backpackers to families to elderly couples – but everyone sharing the same joy of travelling, social impact and eagerness for exciting adventures!

playplanet is a comunity both for travelers and those who want to share their special places, foods, events or other local know-how’s.

let’s playplanet!