Established in 2010, Left is the Canadian travel tech company that makes the world a better place by leveraging technology and business to solve the world’s biggest problems.
We firmly believe travel broadens the mind, opens up hearts, lifts people out of poverty, and drives entire communities. But, we know travel can also hurt our planet, bury age-old cultures, and devastate communities.
Our goal is to focus on the positive outcomes of travel while minimizing the downside. We need to factor in all stakeholders. As a company, we focus on Sustainable Commerce. When we take, we give back and replenish.
When we apply this philosophy to travel, that is ‘travel with purpose’..
What is travel with purpose?
Purpose itself is about meaning and intent. It is doing things with deliberate actions. Travel with purpose is understanding that our actions have reactions. Travel with purpose is understanding the intent of travelers and helping them along their entire travel journey. From search, to stay, to sorting through the memories upon return. We want to make it easier for people to travel without harming the planet.
We want to connect people with family, friends, business partners, and new communities without negatively impacting those same communities.When people are empowered to ‘travel with purpose’, everyone benefits from travel done the ‘right’ way.
“While you can never predict your outcomes, if you strive to make a positive difference, you can make a mark and change the world positively. You never know when you’ll have an impact, so try everyday.”
These words, penned by our Co-Founders, John Lyotier and Chris Jensen, when Left was just an idea and had not yet become a business, have proven to guide us in all we do. “Make Your Mark” was the first core value of the company, and we have not wavered in our pursuit to make the world a better place.