PUREIST WATCH: MYANMAR’S AWEI PILA OPENS THIS DECEMBER

5 -min. readWith a name that means “sharing or giving,” this 24-room eco-resort in Myanmar’s wild and pure Mergui Archipelago is the conscientious gift that keeps on giving.

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WHAT TO WEAR TO PURE 2018

1 -min. readIt's time to raid your wardrobes, PUREists: here's a little inspiration for how to dress to impress for the biggest event of your business year.

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PUREIST WATCH: WA ALE ISLAND RESORT IS OPENING THIS AUTUMN

5 -min. readThe traveller's deserted-island fantasy brought to life, Wa Ale Island Resort will blaze an intimate trail just off the southern tip of Myanmar – championing the true meaning of sustainable tourism along the way. PUREists: we've got ourselves a keeper.

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PUREIST WATCH: INTRODUCING CAPELLA UBUD, BALI’S NEWEST TENTED JUNGLE HIDEAWAY

5 -min. readThe newly opened Capella Ubud is a beautiful embodiment of true exoticism. Get up to speed on what this entrancing new PUREist has in store for their lucky, lucky guests.

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PUREIST WATCH: ZURI ZANZIBAR IS OPENING THIS JULY

5 -min. readJuly 2018 is hotting up in more ways than one: PUREist Zuri Zanzibar – a micro-universe of beauty and purpose – is opening its doors at the beginning of the month. Get the inside scoop with Nicole Trilivas.

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

4 -min. readWe 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

4 -min. readMeet 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

4 -min. readHere 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

6 -min. readWe 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

6 -min. readThis 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

3 -min. readBringing 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

4 -min. readFrom 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

13 -min. readIn 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

4 -min. readFind 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

5 -min. readAn 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

5 -min. readNext 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

4 -min. readThis 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

6 -min. readMeet 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

4 -min. readIn 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

3 -min. readIn 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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