Adastra Adventures is a luxury adventure travel company, specialising in group and bespoke adventures to the weird and wonderful places in the world. Their aim is to try and get people off the beaten track and into the culture of that country. After leaving her job in London, Katriona moved to Columbia unsure of what she wanted to do.
“I loved showing people new places, so I decided that I’d quite like to start a travel company. I didn’t know where to start, so my Mum suggested that I get in touch with the Prince’s Trust”.
Following a conversation with the Prince’s Trust, Katriona attended an introductory session for their enterprise scheme, and soon realised that they could help support and set up her travel business.
“The support I’ve received from the Prince’s Trust has been amazing. I did get financial support which was of course useful, but the most beneficial thing the Trust gives your is a mentor. No matter how much money you’ve got, if you don’t have the right direction for your company, you’re never going to be successful. That was the best thing they gave me, I had a brilliant mentor.”
After her success with the Prince’s Trust, Katriona has set up a second business, Polo Factory UK.