HOW TO WIN AT ACHIEVEMENT TRAVEL

From skill learning to endurance-testing treks, find out how travellers’ psychogenic “Need for Achievement” – N-Ach for short – is driving their never-ending quest to tick self-gratifying activities off their bucket lists. James Davidson advises on how best to couple the warm glow of achievement with high-end hospitality.

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STRIKING THE BALANCE BETWEEN EMOTION AND PRACTICALITY IN MARKETING IMAGERY

What does your hotel photography say about your brand’s story? Not much, James Davidson argues. Dive into the narratives behind mind-blowing aesthetics to discover where to draw the line between practicality and emotion in marketing imagery.

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A MORE REFINED TASTE: HOW VINEYARDS ARE REACHING BEYOND THE WINE GLASS

Emma Love investigates the rise in popularity of organic wine, and the latest on what Europe's finest hoteliers cum wine experts are offering their guests to satiate and tantalise their ever-refining palates.

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FES: WHERE COMMERCE MEETS RELIGION, MEETS THE WOLSELY CAFÉ IN PICCADILLY

Take a stroll through the streets of a Moroccan enclave like no other: where the business and religion realms collide; and where the designs are intricate and the lemon tarts, delicious.

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IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN: DR DELPHINE KING ON THE SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

We spoke to Dr Delphine King, director of The Long Run, an international community of nature-based tourism businesses. She tells us how sustainability is integral to the future of tourism, and what steps travel businesses need to take to start making a noticeable difference.

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WHY CAMPS IN BOTSWANA HAVE GONE GREEN

Find out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.

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PROTECTING PANGOLINS, SCALES ‘N’ ALL

As the world's most trafficked mammal, the unassuming pangolin might not fit the title 'endangered' – but valid concern for this mammal's survival has hit now the fan. Heather Richardson fills us in on how tourism and the travel community can protect our scaly friend.

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A STORY OF PROGRESS AND PRODUCE

From using basil grown in a Brooklyn parking lot to farm-to-table produce, there are plenty of ways to achieve the 'fresh' results that the progressive world demands of its food. James Davidson investigates how hotels can up their sustainable food game – without scrimping on quality or flavour.

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ARCTIC FEVER

Bowled over by the astonishing beauty of the desolate wilderness in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Olivia Squire tells us how her experience at Arctic Haven inspired in her an Arctic wanderlust too bewitching to shake...

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TINDER’S HORNIEST BACHELOR: WHY SUDAN’S DEATH REALLY MADE THE HEADLINES

Find out how, in the run-up to his death, the appearance of Sudan – the last male northern white rhino in existence – on Tinder and other high-profile multimedia platforms gave the news of the extinction of his species the reach it deserved.

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HOW TO ACHIEVE INTEGRITY THROUGH EMOTIONAL CONNECTION

Creating a sense of place: far from following the emerging trend of generically revamping old buildings, in today's market, a hotel's architecture and design must live and breathe their own story and style, and ignite real passion in us. Because when it comes to people, it's all about integrity.

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HOW FLY FISHING AND LIFE PHILOSOPHY ARE ONE IN THE SAME

Our experientialist Stanley Stewart tries his hand at fly fishing. And what does he catch? Fish – well, that's a given. But on the river's bankside he also stumbled upon some rather interesting philosophical realisations...

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8 WELLNESS TRENDS IN 2018 THAT THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SHOULD BE TAPPING INTO

Travel maestros, fasten your Fitbits – from mindfulness to moringa, get ready for Alice Tate to pace you through eight wellness trends forecasted to hit the big time in 2018.

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NEW PERSPECTIVES: HOW TO DESTINATION MANAGE DIFFERENTLY

Emma Love investigates how DMCs are managing to make the familiar unfamiliar by taking tourists off the beaten track in close-to-home, easy-to-navigate destinations for other-worldly experiences.

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HOW HOTELS ARE HARNESSING THE POWER OF HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE

From storytelling to dumbfounding, Emma Tucker delves into the five-star concepts behind the playful architectural games of hotels who're making the most of the historical functionality of existing buildings.

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NOT-SO-NOBLE STEEDS: WATCHING BUCKING BRONCOS FROM THE SIDELINES IN SALTA

Stanley Stewart immerses us in the thrills of watching broncos buck their riders off their backs in Salta.

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FROM THE GROUND-UP: HOW BAWAH ISLAND IS SETTING THE BAR FOR ECO-TOURISM

From the hand-breaking of individual stones to the recycling of waste water, Emma Love investigates how Bawah Island is going the extra eco-mile to breathe life into its surroundings.

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: WHERE WELLNESS MEETS CONSERVATION

Finding zen and protecting the planet needn't be mutually exclusive, as these three new additions to the PURE community prove. From Mozambique to Morocco, meet the retreats making eco-friendly beautiful.

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RIGHT ON: HOW THE FESTIVAL BECAME IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE

It hasn’t taken festivals long to go from novelty to calendar staple. With countless travellers trekking to Europe and beyond, find out how travel is jumping on the festival bus – and reaping noteworthy results on their way.

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A SORDID PEEK INSIDE THE TOPKAPI PALACE

From debauchery to bathing, Stanley Stewart picks apart the most intimate details of a day in the lives of a Topkapi Palace sultan and his many lovers.

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