THE INESCAPABLE RISE OF DESTINATION ART

Much like travel, the more fantastical and irrational one's experience with art, the better! James Davidson reports on art projects that are making travellers searching for that extra emotional pull come flocking.

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IS THIS THE NEW FACE OF CONSERVATION?

With a few exceptions, conservation has traditionally been seen as a man’s world. However, an emerging generation of determined African women are flipping the script and bringing new solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges. Diana Odero and Olivia Squire meet a few of these pioneers.

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SIX ARCHITECTURAL WORKS WITH ALIEN AMBITION

From underwater art installations to mountaintop museums; creative communities in the Arctic Circle to high rises bursting with greenery in Milan: today’s most audacious architects are taking a space age approach to design. Lisa Davidson takes us on a guide through the world’s most extreme architecture.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION? THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Visual language: it's the brain-ache of high-end travel brands. James Davidson explores the importance of meaning and purpose behind a brand's aesthetic.

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BE GOOD: THE DESIGNER WHO’S CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE WASTE MATERIAL AT A TIME

Who knew used toilet paper could be transformed into decorative bowls? Dutch designer Nienke Hoovliet sets an inspirational example for us all by finding beauty in the contents of your dustbin.

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WE CAN BE HEROES

Juliet Kinsman spotlights the direct-action disruptors and forward-looking travel brands eschewing a softly-softly approach and asking travellers to get their hands dirty.

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DISCOVER THE UNSUNG FOOD SCENES THAT ARE TANATALISING CURIOUS PALATES

Today's food-loving travellers want more than steak frites – they're after heritage on a plate with contemporary flair. Discover the lesser-known culinary destinations that can deliver...

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BE GOOD: THE YOUNG CAMEROONIAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ON A VOYAGE OF CHANGE

Be Good is a series that uncovers travel projects that are not simply paying lip service to the growing importance of doing the right thing. First up is a man who's fighting against marine pollution by making ‘bottle boats’.

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RESURRECTING WILD PLACES

Let's put the wild back into the wilderness: Alladale founder Paul Lister is on a rewilding mission to restore balance to the fragile Scottish ecosystem – he explains why support from tourism is a crucial tool in turning his dream into a reality.

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HOME SWEET HOME

James Davidson explores how the co-working (and co-living) revolution is redefining what a hotel can be, as well as taking its nomads back home.

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SLOW TRAVEL: BACK ON THE TRACKS

Out of the skies and on to the tracks: train travel is due to boom. Understand its growing appeal and take a peak at the lush trains that are paving the way for the development of this trend in luxury travel.

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SOUL-SEARCHING: MEETING WITH A SHAMAN IN GUIZHOU

Stanley Stewart describes his extraordinary encounter with a shaman in Guizhou: it appeared that ghost ducks and small spiders were on the soul revitalisation menu...

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WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

The boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.

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SEEING BEYOND SPACESHIPS AND HUMANOIDS: HOW THE EMO-TECH REVOLUTION IS SHAPING OUR TRAVEL FUTURES

From blockchain-assisted transport to itineraries curated by artificial intelligence, James Davidson outlines how tech is revolutionising the high-end travel industry from behind the scenes.

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TRENDS IN THE WILD

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Luxury travel brands need to step outside their own industry and start thinking big picture in order to spot the travel trends of the future, explains TrendWatching’s David Mattin.

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WHY VISCERAL LANGUAGE IS THE NEXT BRAND-BUILDING TERRITORY

Symbolic, visceral and more closely linked to memory than any other sense, smell is a powerful brand language that convincingly conveys identity and differentiation; so why are many brands yet to crack the code of olfactive branding?

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ARCHITECT OF DREAMS

“I do not put any limits when I dream for my guests, because these are the most important moments of their lives…” Driven by a philosophy of putting clients first, creator of Maison des Rêves, Thierry Teyssier, is truly an architect of dreams. He talks to Cynthia Rosenfeld about his latest fantasy-worthy ventures, and how he’s reconstructing conventions on guest experience.

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THE NEW ESCAPISM

For the longest time the travel industry has been obsessed with authenticity, but what happens when the real world just isn’t that appealing? James Davidson charts the emergence of New Escapism, where travellers are immersed in highly choreographed, complete and utter fantasy.

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FIVE PIECES OF TECH THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL

New technology is causing a storm in the travel industry, enabling consumers to experience the world the cleverer and craftier ways. Get acquainted with five gadgets that are impacting everything from communication to healing.

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DESTINATION WELLNESS: RETREATS THAT GO BEYOND THE SPA

The wellness experience in resorts has burst beyond the bounds of the physical realm as more and more realise the vital importance of mental self-care.

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