My name is: Khalid Meniri.
I’m known for being: I’m currently the CEO and co-founder of Six Travel, the platform bridging the gap between influencers, hotels and travelers. It’s how I’ve discovered I can combine two of my passions: exploration (I’m an avid traveler) and technology (I’ve built apps and mobile platforms for Harper's Bazaar, Moda Operandi and L'Oréal, among others).
I'm helping to launch: Our very own series of wellness-focused retreats in extraordinary places all over the world, curated by Six and led by tastemakers and cultural arbiters.
You can find it at: Most will discover us through the Instagram Stories of their favorite influencers and content creators, where they can seamlessly book the most stylish hotels with a simple “swipe up.” You can also find us in the App Store and our website.
What makes it special is: Six Travel is the first-ever technology to allow hotel and travel bookings directly through Instagram Stories, seamlessly. Our vision is to revolutionize the travel landscape, first by reaching travelers in organic moments of discovery, then by partnering with hotels to guarantee the best available rates at the world's most stylish hotels. We want to create a direct dialogue between hotels, travelers and the influencers they trust.
Our platform also provides incredible benefits for content creators: Influencers can now monetize their travel content, while tracking their performance, to demonstrate real value. With the launch of our upcoming wellness retreats, we are looking to capitalize on the way Instagram plays such a pivotal role in this continuously evolving industry (more than 60% of millennials turn to Instagram for their travel inspiration). By partnering with like-minded individuals, who are experts in their fields, we plan to continue disrupting the way people travel in 2019.
One thing you can’t miss is: The incredible destinations for our wellness retreats, and the influencers and industry leaders that we’ve tapped to host them. Think yoga and surfing in coastal Chile led by renowned yoga instructor, Fernanda de la Puente; a photography workshop in Patagonia curated by photographer, Chris Burkard; skiing in the French Alps with pro-skier, Sierra Quitiquit—and more. As we were planning these one-of-a-kind experiences, it was essential for us to partner with connoisseurs in their respective fields who could bring their own rich experiences to the table.
My favorite secret detail is: The care and attention to detail that has gone into imagining our wellness retreats. We wanted travelers to be able to book a truly unique experience they can’t get anywhere else, led by the very best—who they already know, trust and follow.
Your body will thank you because: Our upcoming wellness retreats are designed to keep you on track with your goals for 2019, regardless of your interests or schedule. We’ve created a series of transformative experiences, carefully designed to help you explore the world, build a community and cultivate new interests—all in a beautiful collection of new destinations. We hope you’ll travel with us!