NEWS, INSIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM PURE HQ
Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly and Press Roundtable moderator Arnie Weissman gives his prediction for the next big trend in experiential travel.
Ponant’s Le Boréal is a cruiser for travellers who don’t like cruisers, as adept at breaking ice in Antarctica as she is slipping gracefully through the Panama Channel.
Stanley Stewart embarks on a trek in Kenya’s Loita Hills with a group of Maasai elders, getting their take on bachelor life.
Meat production is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions – that’s more than the world’s cars, trains and planes put together. Make it your New Year resolution to contribute to the solution.
Purposeful travel with a focus on finding true treasures is not only a trend, but a movement towards culturally responsible tourism and philanthropy.
Design is just a state of mind according to Yatzer’s Costas Voyatzis, as he takes us through the true meaning of mindfulness when applied to travel experiences.
We hear Lapland is a bit busy at this time of year… So why not cross the Norwegian Sea for a white Christmas in Greenland instead?
Katie Palmer discovers the true value of education at EFA’s boarding house in Asni.
Stanley Stewart climbs aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, only to find himself surrounded by characters straight out of an Agatha Christie novel.
Small promises to help reduce climate change – like those many pledged at PURE 2016 – can be significant if taken on a large scale; especially considering that some may never walk on their own soil again.
Witnessing the revival of the once near-derelict, now turned high-end retreat: Italian mountain village, Santo Stefano di Sessanio.
Marcella Echavarria explores dining experiences that go back to the roots of a destination, in more ways than one.
Cycling trips are no longer just about getting fit while exploring beautiful landscapes: the incentive to ride is all about being able to indulge in local food and wine – Jen Murphy uncovers the hottest cycling tour operators tapping into the best of both.
Two years after the world was captivated by Oscar-nominated film Virunga, Park Director Emmanuel de Merode explains why tourism is the key to bringing change to the park’s wildlife and communities.
Children’s Concierge LLC’s Sandra Dee Hoffman on navigating the highs and lows of family travel.
Stanley Stewart traverses Mongolia in search of its nomadic soul, but discovers a journey of a different kind.
The more we understand, respect and support people living closer to the wild, the better we’ll be able to conserve our environment together, argues Anton Crone.
New surf-focused hotels and tour operators are curating experiences that go way beyond catching waves – these retreats deliver an epic experience even when the surf is flat.
Forget crossing the infamous Drake Passage to reach the White Continent: hop on a plane and fly in style to Antarctica.
Designer and long-time humanitarian worker, Maryam Montague, explains how her tourism-funded community project uses education and sports to guide girls in the right direction.
Stanley Stewart takes us on a journey along the path of enlightenment to Jiuhuashan, one of China’s four Buddhist holy mountains.
Marcella Echavarria on how building bridges with local communities can evoke real, human, spontaneous interactions with travellers.
Debbie Pappyn and David De Vleeschauwer get a taste of the old-school as they embark upon a mobile camping safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, led by none other than Africa’s finest, Ralph Bousfield.
Anton Crone explains why volunteers wanting to change the world should start by changing they way they travel.
Beyond Luxury Media has launched the second Conservation Lab, taking place from 28 April – 1 May 2017. Find out more and apply to take part now.
Travel journalist Marcella Echavarria interviews this year’s winner of the PURE Award for Contribution to Experiential Travel: Roque Sevilla, founder of Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.
Once PURE 2016 came to a close we transported our Promise Tree to a boarding house in nearby Asni managed by PURE’s chosen charity, Education For All.
Docastaway’s Alvaro Cerezo explains why today’s hyper-connectivity is making time alone the new luxury – even if that means being shipwrecked.