Jürgen Himmelmann

Jürgen Himmelmann

Jürgen Himmelmann is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Work & Travel, an award-winning travel company promoting Gap Year and Ethical Volunteering opportunities. Stay up to date on The Global Foundation, or be inspired with new travel inspirations by following Global on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Recent Posts by Jürgen Himmelmann


Our Commitment to Ethical Volunteering & Tourism

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Jul 9, 2018
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I, and the entire company, were upset to hear through a media mention in New Zealand that one of our travellers was disappointed in a recent trip to volunteer with Orangutans in Malaysia which fell short of the amazing experiences we strive to provide and, to make matters worse, that the follow up was overlooked due to an internal change over in staff.

For every single one of our customers we send overseas each year, we strive to maintain an above average customer satisfaction rating. We endeavour to not only provide our customers with life-changing travel experiences where they can live, breathe and become a part of a new culture abroad - but to make lasting, meaningful impacts to great causes along the way.


The Cost Of Being Disruptive & Innovative At The Same Time

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Jun 12, 2015
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Dear reader,

I’m writing this from my office in London, after having just read a negative media piece about The Global Work & Travel Co.

Over the past year, I’ve had to sit and read a few whopping tales. I’ve read that we were insolvent, that our sales force lies, or that we’ve engaged in questionable business practices. Some of the stories are outright lies, some are gross exaggerations or out of context, and some are just plain and simply unfounded, unfair or wrong.