THE FUTURE OF LUXURY: AS ENVISIONED BY RONALD AKILI, POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

4 -min. readRonald Akili, serial entrepreneur and founder of Seminyak Beach’s uber-cool Potato Head Beach Club, in partnership with Further East, will host the first edition of the groundbreaking un-conference, AWAKEN, on

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4 ASIAN HOTELS WITH INSTA-WORTHY ARCHICTECTURE

5 -min. readWelcome to the first of our fortnightly dispatches from Further East HQ, where we showcase the biggest names attending Asia’s first barefoot travel show in Seminyak, Bali, this November. First

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ALILA YANGSHUO: ABANDONED BUILDING, VIBRANT HEART

4 -min. readThe 2008 Olympic Games and 2010 World Expo resulted in a huge development of international luxury hotels in China, introducing Chinese people to big brands such as Ritz- Carlton, Park

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TUNE IN: A NEW DAWN

1 -min. readIntroducing “Tune In”, a new series of monthly playlists that will fuse Eastern musical traditions old and new, harmonising urban innovation with faraway spirituality. This week, we’re opening your ears

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5 PIECES OF TECH THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL

5 -min. readFrom drones to digital doctors, new technology is changing both how consumers experience travel and how brands create ever more rich and in-depth experiences. We delved into five devices that

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RELEASE YOUR DESERT SPIRIT WARDROBE

2 -min. readPUREists are wanderers and adventurers – bohemians more at home under the stars than a roof, free spirits happier expressing themselves in eclectic attire than stifled by the conventions of

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WHO’S IN OUR SUITCASE FOR MATTER 2017?

5 -min. readOur SUITCASE speakers will school you on how to reach today's generation of savvy travellers, from how to go beyond Instagram's Valencia filter to the modern meaning of wellness.

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FROM UNSUNG HEROES TO EXPERIENTIAL EXPERTS, IT’S THE PURE AWARDS 2017 SHORTLIST

10 -min. readIt's time to reveal the shortlist for this year's PURE Awards - and for you to vote for your winners. Over 230 entries have been whittled down.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR LATEST MATTER SPEAKERS

5 -min. readIt's time for round two of our MATTER 2017 speakers, with topics ranging from how to drive your bottom line through to the smilier side of the sharing economy.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOW TO USE INFLUENCERS

5 -min. readWe 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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MEET OUR FIRST MATTER SPEAKERS FOR 2017

4 -min. readAs the summer settles in, we're already thinking about Moroccan sunshine - and we're excited to be able to announce the first six of our MATTER speakers.

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GONE BABEL FISHIN’: IS TRAVEL READY FOR THE UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR?

4 -min. readTravelers are already more likely to swipe through an app than flip through a book, and new technology means that, soon, we might not even need to do that.

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FIND A SENSE OF PLACE WITH THESE MINDFUL HOTEL DESIGNS

4 -min. readHere are four mindful hotel designs weaving together architecture, traditional materials and local artisans to tell the story of both hotel and location.

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HIDING OUT IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AT DUNTON HOT SPRINGS

5 -min. readDiscover the slow life in Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, a former gold mining town nestled deep in the Rockies and the best-kept secret in the US.

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

2 -min. readOnce 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.

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CASTAWAY WITH ALVARO CEREZO

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

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REWIND THE VIBES WITH OUR POST-PURE PLAYLIST

1 -min. readWe 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.

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WHEN THE JOURNEY BECOMES THE DESTINATION

6 -min. readThe 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?

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SPARK A REVOLUTION

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

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TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM PURE 2016

4 -min. readIn 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.

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