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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TOP 10 MOMENTS FROM PURE 2017

The ninth edition of PURE passed by in a whirlwind of ideas and glitter, as the leading minds in experiential travel gathered under the Moroccan sun to meet, mingle and make waves in the industry. Here’s our top ten moments of the week…

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MEET THE MAVERICKS: 2017 PURE AWARDS WINNERS

After months of applications and hours of deliberation from the judges to decide on the 2017 PURE Awards shortlist, last night's Awards Party was finally the moment of truth – check out who won.

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DEFYING CONVENTION: MATTER 2017

This year, MATTER grew up: at the double-whammy, two-day event in the sunshine at The Source, the hot topic on everyone’s lips was about how to develop not only your business, but also your soul.

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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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RELEASE YOUR DESERT SPIRIT WARDROBE

PUREists 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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DISCUSS AND CONQUER: HOW TO GET INVOLVED AT MATTER

Got a burning issue you're dying to talk about? DISCUSS is a programme of user-generated group discussions at MATTER, brought to you by Tourism Australia and hosted at The Source.

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