JOURNAL

NEWS, INSIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM PURE HQ

07
Dec
2016
RIDE TO EAT: THE BEST NEW CULINARY BIKE TRIPS

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.

30
Nov
2016
GORILLA WARRIOR

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.

25
Nov
2016
A FAMILY AFFAIR

Children’s Concierge LLC’s Sandra Dee Hoffman on navigating the highs and lows of family travel.

22
Nov
2016
ARCADIAN AMBITION

Stanley Stewart traverses Mongolia in search of its nomadic soul, but discovers a journey of a different kind.

18
Nov
2016
PEOPLE ON THE PERIPHERY

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.

16
Nov
2016
7 NEXT-LEVEL SURF RETREATS

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.

10
Nov
2016
THE WHITE CONTINENT

Forget crossing the infamous Drake Passage to reach the White Continent: hop on a plane and fly in style to Antarctica.

10
Nov
2016
GIRL GUIDE, MARYAM MONTAGUE

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.

09
Nov
2016
THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

Stanley Stewart takes us on a journey along the path of enlightenment to Jiuhuashan, one of China’s four Buddhist holy mountains.

25
Oct
2016
TRAVEL FOR REAL

Marcella Echavarria on how building bridges with local communities can evoke real, human, spontaneous interactions with travellers.

14
Oct
2016
INTO AFRICA

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.

11
Oct
2016
THE REAL IMPACT OF VOLUNTOURISM

Anton Crone explains why volunteers wanting to change the world should start by changing they way they travel.

06
Oct
2016
CHANGE WORLDS AT THE CONSERVATION LAB

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.

03
Oct
2016
ROQUE SEVILLA: A TRUE SENSE OF PLACE

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.

29
Sep
2016
PURE’S PROMISE TREE GETS A NEW HOME WITH EDUCATION FOR ALL

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.

26
Sep
2016
CASTAWAY WITH ALVARO CEREZO

Docastaway’s Alvaro Cerezo explains why today’s hyper-connectivity is making time alone the new luxury – even if that means being shipwrecked.

23
Sep
2016
REWIND THE VIBES WITH OUR POST-PURE PLAYLIST

We asked DJ Jared Dietch – the man behind this year’s show soundtrack – to put together a post-PURE playlist to remind us of the good times.

22
Sep
2016
WHEN THE JOURNEY BECOMES THE DESTINATION

The way we actually get from A to B when we travel is often overlooked. But shouldn’t the journey actually be part of the destination and the experience?

20
Sep
2016
SPARK A REVOLUTION

Watch videos of the full SPARK presentations from MATTER 2016, all tackling the topic of Small Promises Change Worlds in under 4 minutes.

16
Sep
2016
SHOW DONE, SLOW DOWN

Back-to-back days of non-stop networking and late-night partying can leave even super-PUREists on the verge of collapse. Luckily, Marrakech and its surrounds offer plenty of options for R&R – check out these ideas for PURE recovery.

16
Sep
2016
TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM PURE 2016

In the year PURE switched into full festival mode, there were lots of moments to remember. In case you missed anything, here are our top 10 memories.

14
Sep
2016
CHANGE WORLDS CHAMPIONS: PURE AWARDS WINNERS 2016

Find out who emerged victorious at the PURE Awards 2016, brought to you by Tourism Australia.

14
Sep
2016
LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: GILAD GOREN

Here Gilad Goren, President of Raleigh&Drake, gives us the low-down on his talk USER POWER: HOW TO MAKE USER-GENERATED CONTENT WORK FOR YOU.

14
Sep
2016
WEDNESDAY’S LINE-UP: SMALL PROMISES, POLAROIDS AND SOUK

After last night’s excess, today is yours to slow down the pace a little with your free evening, as well as explore the surprises on our show floor.

13
Sep
2016
LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: NICHOLAS MARCHESI & LUCAS PATCHETT

Nicholas Marchesi & Luke Patchett, Founders of Orange Sky Laundry, give us the top takeaways from their talk CONVERSATION STARTER: CONNECTING PEOPLE USING THE POWER OF CONVERSATION.

13
Sep
2016
LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: CHRISTOPHER PALMIERI

Here Christopher Palmieri, Senior Manager at travel risk and crisis management firm Global Rescue, gives us the low-down on his talk SAFE NOT SORRY: KNOWING YOUR DUTY OF CARE.

13
Sep
2016
HOW SMALL PROMISES CHANGE WORLDS

We want our PUREists to recognise and use their power to commit to one of several small promises we’ve created to alleviate the strain on our planet.

13
Sep
2016
MAKING IT MATTER: THE STORY OF PURE’S FIRST UN-CONFERENCE

Catch up on all the action from MATTER 2016, PURE’s first collaborative un-conference. Spoiler: it involves balloons, bikes and lots of beanbags.

13
Sep
2016
TUESDAY’S LINE-UP: TATTOOS, AWARDS AND DANCING SHOES

With your imagination aflame after a day of idea-sparking debates and candlelit glamour, it’s time to bring that inspiration to your first appointments.

12
Sep
2016
LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: MIKE DAVIS

Mike Davis, Writer, Producer & Director at Atlantic Productions, on his talk STORYMAKERS: HOW FILM & TV DEVELOPMENTS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TELL STORIES.