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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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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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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FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS FROM MATTER 2017

Missed out on the amazing insights from MATTER 2017? Or maybe you just need a recap? Go back in time and soak up the wise words of this year’s inspirational SPARK speakers.

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FAT IS BACK: A RE-EDUCATION IN FOOD AND LIFESTYLE FROM MELISSA HEMSLEY

We all love our food…but we don’t all live and breathe it like Melissa Hemsley. Katie Palmer caught up her with just before her Wellness Workshop at the Kitchen Table at MATTER 2017. See what she has to say here. You're in for a treat, although not the super-sugary kind...

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FROM FARMLAND TO WONDERLAND: INTRODUCING BISATE LODGE, WILDERNESS SAFARIS’ NEWEST PROPERTY

Bisate Lodgings, the newest property from Wilderness Safaris, finally opened its doors in the summer of 2017 in North Rwanda. Although still a recent addition to the company, the property already has more than just its fabulous interiors on its mind.

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HOW TO DO WELL BY DOING GOOD: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A REAL ESTATE AGENT TURNED SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Meet Taylor Conroy: he is a Canadian firefighter turned real-estate agent turned social entrepreneur with the most eclectic of stories, and with dreams that prove he has no intention of throwing in the do-gooder towel any time soon.

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DO THE TIME: MEET THE EX-CON CHANGING WORLDS

Fitness can change your body, but for today's MATTER speaker and founder of ConBody, Coss Marte, fitness has changed his entire life for the better – as well as the life of many other ex-convicts like him.

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MIND OVER MATTER: HOW ‘THE ICEMAN’ USES TRAVEL AS MEDICINE

'The Iceman' himself took to the stage at MATTER today to enlighten PUREists as to how we can harness the power of the cold for the good of our health. Katie Palmer chatted with Hof to get the low-down on his 'Wim Hof Method' – and find out why he believes anyone is capable of performing such impressive feats.

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THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURER

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.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOW TO USE INFLUENCERS

We catch up with Amanda Ho ahead of her MATTER talk about using influencers to drive content and ROI, delving a little deeper into what delegates can expect to hear.

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DERECK JOUBERT ON ECO-TOURISM AND ZIMBABWE’S FUTURE

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.

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LIVE LIKE A GLOCAL WITH AMAN

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.

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“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

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.

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LUKE BAILES’ LEGACY: WHY SINGITA IS REBRANDING AS A CONSERVATION COMPANY

Singita's Founder and CEO shares insight on the brand's positioning and ethos, and talks about the legacy he wants to leave behind.

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CHILLING WITH THE ICEMAN

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...

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LODGE LIFE: THREE FAMILY-RUN OPERATIONS IN REMOTE NORTH AMERICA SHARE THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAVAILS

Fraser Murray of Nimmo Bay in the Great Bear Rainforest, Ellie Claus of Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and Carly Potgeiter of Alaska’s Within the Wild Lodges discuss how they craft luxury wilderness experiences.

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THE HOTTEST WAY TO DO BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE BOARDROOM

With the line between business and creativity becoming increasingly blurred, we’re gathering a band of industry adventurers for a journey laced with the pioneering spirit of the Wild West this June.

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TRAVEL TREND #4: HANDS-ON

Hear Senior Editor at Condé Nast Traveler US Paul Brady give us his prediction for the next big trend in experiential travel.

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TRAVEL TREND #2: SAFE HAVENS

Get the inside track on what's coming next for experiential travel from Porter's Travel Director, Catherine Fairweather.

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