MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW TO DO EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL AS WELL AS CHURCHILL WILD

We caught up with Churchill Wild, whose founder, Mike Reimer, won PURE's Experiential Travel Award in 2017. Find out how Mike and his team are moving travellers with their earth-shattering experiences – from walking safaris through polar bear–inhabited regions of northern Manitoba to snorkelling with wild beluga whales.

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: 3 SECLUDED RETREATS WHERE FAMILY COMES FIRST

Meet the three community newcomers combining family life with luxury travel. Trips with the kids will never be the same…

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: 3 HIDEAWAYS WHERE YOU CAN KICK BACK AND UNPLUG

Here to get travellers out of their own heads (and the depths of their demanding inboxes) are three getaways in secluded hideaway destinations.

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: ON THE UNSUNG HEROES AT AFRICAN BUSH CAMPS

We spoke to African Bush Camps to find out why they believe that guides like Lewis Mangaba – a beloved team member at African Bush Camps and the winner of PURE 2017's Unsung Hero Award – are fundamental to the ultimate safari experience.

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW WILDERNESS SAFARIS ARE MINDFULLY DESIGNING THEIR WAY TO THE TOP

This week we spoke to Wilderness Safaris, who won the Mindful Design Award for their Bisate property. Find out how they've managed to offer guests a property steeped in local design, culture and traditional architecture – something completely unique to the Rwandan landscape. 

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: 3 GETAWAYS TAKING WELLNESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Bringing the extra chill- and originality-factor to their spa menus are three wellness gurus joining our community. Finding your chi has never sounded so inviting…

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: 3 PUREISTS TAKING CLIENTS OFF-ROAD

From steam trains to super-yachts, it's official: PUREists are going off-road in a bid to offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here are three of the best – welcome to the community!

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: ON GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION’S STELLAR MARKETING STRATEGY

In the series' fourth edition we caught up with Alex Walters from Great Plains Conservation, who represented his company at the PURE Awards and took home the Innovation and Marketing Award for their Great Plains' Vinyl Revival campaign.

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW OCEANIA EXPEDITIONS ARE ENGAGING THEIR COMMUNITY

Find out how Oceania Expeditions' Kabakon Survivor project – where Karawara islanders give guests an education in how to fend for themselves on a deserted tropical island – is both providing exposure and an additional income stream for the local community.

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MEET FATIMA, EDUCATION FOR ALL’S FIRST EVER MASTER’S STUDENT

An education for girls: it's no small feat. Bringing the girl power to women everywhere on International Women's Day is Fatima and her story of how – with the help of PURE's charity partner Education For All in Morocco – she became the first girl in her village to do a Master's degree.

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW SINGITA ARE HELPING TO CONSERVE OUR PLANET

Next on our list of awe-inspiring mavericks is Singita, who won the Conservation & Sustainability Award in 2017. Find out how they've put their devotion to our planet at the core of everything they do, and how they're harnessing it to inspire their guests and the world to follow suit..

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: 3 HOTELS THAT STRIKE THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN OLD AND NEW

This week, meet the three hotels who’re making their mark by harmonising the contemporary and historical elements of their respective brands.

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MEET THE MAVERICKS FROM 2017: HOW CASCADA EXPEDICIONES CREATES TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Meet the Mavericks from 2017 is a series that reveals the world-changing work and invaluable insights behind the revolutionaries who took away a trophy at last year’s PURE Awards. Up first are Cascada Expediciones, whose Dientes Trek won the coveted Transformation Travel Award.

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: AN AWAKENING

In the heated anticipation of PURE 2018, Welcome to the Community has weighed anchor to help bring our new exhibitors into the fold. Up first are three newbies whose life ambition is to stir in travellers a transformative awakening…

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REVOLUTIONISE YOUR BUSINESS ON A JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER

In 2018 we’ll send 60 challengers on transformational Pursuits designed to foster creativity, cultivate connections and alter your perspective, with collaborative problem solving, inspiring discussion and exhilarating adventure – all with the ultimate aim of pushing the travel industry forward, together.

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FROM BIG DATA TO BIG SCREENS: ANDREW MORRISON ON SCIENCE AND STORYTELLING

Meet Andrew Morrison: an environmental scientist turned travel filmmaker who knows more than a thing or two about meaningful travel stories that sell. Get the low-down on his life, passions, achievements and his talk at MATTER 2017.

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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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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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FIVE TOP TRENDS AT MATTER 2017

With 17 rooms and over 50 speakers, MATTER, brought to you by Tourism Australia, was fit to bust with content – here are the top five trends that emerged from PURE’s bigger, better un-conference.

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