NEWS, INSIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM PURE HQ
It’s time to reveal the shortlist for this year’s PURE Awards – and for you to vote for your winners. Over 230 entries have been whittled down.
Gone are the days of stock art on hotel walls: Emma Love investigates the retreats where art is part of the experience.
The Extraordinary Adventure Club isn’t a ‘travel brand’ per se; rather, founder Calum Morrison’s vision is to use travel as one facet of a comprehensive personal development programme. Ahead of his talk at MATTER this September, Katie Palmer caught up with him to find out more.
It’s time for round two of our MATTER 2017 speakers, with topics ranging from how to drive your bottom line through to the smilier side of the sharing economy.
There’s a new buzzword in town. Forget millennials: Katie Palmer investigates why trendsetting brands should get to know Generation K – and discovers that age isn’t everything.
Local markets are a hive of culture, and Latin America is no exception. From Ecuador to Argentina, we’ve plucked out the most happening spots to get a taste of the destination and do some souvenir shopping to boot…
Simply being in a garden can make you feel good, which is why, for many hotels, having a well-designed outside space can be as important as the food served in the restaurant and the linens on the bed.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are undoubtedly ‘children of Africa’. The husband and wife duo use films to change attitudes on a scale they cannot do through tourism alone.
Paraty is unscathed by progress. The modern world has passed it by. The old centre is intact, its streets too narrow, and their cobbles too uneven to admit cars.
With a wave of new companies, including Casper, Tuft & Needle and Yogabed, all dedicated to improving how we sleep, it’s time for hotels to catch up.
On the unknown Cycladic islands of Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros and Sifnos, you can lounge on a beach; share leisurely lunches; and stroll through whitewashed villages.
When it’s hot and hectic outside, more than ever hotels need to be a welcoming place of respite. These hotels in Sri Lanka achieve that by combining locally inspired craft with a contemporary design sensibility.
Known to all as the Forbidden City, Beijing’s Imperial Palace is a place of secrets, lies and lacquered screens. Stanley Stewart delves into a history of excess, delivered by emperors, eunuchs and concubines.
Finally, there’s a technology that could have tourists yearning for the wild more than ever before; the unfortunate paradox is that the very same technology could stop them ever setting foot there…
COO of Aman, Roland Fasel, reveals how selecting architects who understand the Aman philosophy enables them to create properties that are in line with their vision, while incorporating local materials and techniques.
In the depths of a dormant volcano, Anton Crone finds an explosion of wildlife and a lake so idyllic he finds himself wondering why his ancestors ever left.
Stanley Stewart travels to Antigua’s Lake Atitlán to meet the dark Mayan saint known as El Maximon – an anti-Christ, a stealer of wives, a drunkard, a scoundrel, and quite a natty dresser.
Travelers are already more likely to swipe through an app than flip through a book, and new technology means that, soon, we might not even need to do that.
Here are four mindful hotel designs weaving together architecture, traditional materials and local artisans to tell the story of both hotel and location.
Discover the slow life in Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, a former gold mining town nestled deep in the Rockies and the best-kept secret in the US.
Operators and outfitters have let their imaginations run wild on the traditional safari experience – the newest adventures are more active and engaging than ever before, plus they focus on fascinating wildlife beyond the Big Five.
Flanked by royal tombs that served as romantic retreats for the same kings who would eventually rest there, the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam, has witnessed stories of life and death since the days of the Nguyen dynasty.
Much to the irritation of his opponents, outspoken palaeontologist-cum-conservationist-cum-politician Richard Leakey is not done yet. Ahead of his talk at sister show We Are Africa’s un-conference, FUSE, and the Conservation Lab last week, he spoke to Katie Palmer about climate change, ivory burning and the perspective-shifting power of TV.
Anton Crone discovers the deadly effects of food waste and discovers why eating ‘rubbish’ is good for people, planet and profit.
Singita’s Founder and CEO shares insight on the brand’s positioning and ethos, and talks about the legacy he wants to leave behind.
Wim Hof, a.k.a. ‘The Iceman’, will be taking to the MATTER stage at PURE this September. We caught up with the (ice)man himself to find out why he hangs out half-naked in the cold and what we can expect from his talk…