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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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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WORD-OF-MOUTH: HOW TO USE OFFLINE BEHAVIOUR FOR ONLINE GAINS

The new hospitality landscape revolves less around brands talking about themselves and more around people talking about brands. Enter offline activities, communities and collaborations as hospitality’s new marketing strategy.

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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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HOW PUREISTS ARE EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN 2017

The United Nations have declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development – we asked PUREists to share what sustainable tourism means to them and how they’re living up to the ethos.

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HANGING WITH THE MAASAI

Stanley Stewart embarks on a trek in Kenya's Loita Hills with a group of Maasai elders, getting their take on bachelor life.

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EDUCATE A GIRL, EDUCATE THE WORLD

Katie Palmer discovers the true value of education at EFA’s boarding house in Asni.

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STEPPING BACK IN TIME IN SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO

Witnessing the revival of the once near-derelict, now turned high-end retreat: Italian mountain village, Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

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PEOPLE ON THE PERIPHERY

The more we understand, respect and support people living closer to the wild, the better we'll be able to conserve our environment together, argues Anton Crone.

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GIRL GUIDE, MARYAM MONTAGUE

Designer and long-time humanitarian worker, Maryam Montague, explains how her tourism-funded community project uses education and sports to guide girls in the right direction.

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TRAVEL FOR REAL

Marcella Echavarria on how building bridges with local communities can evoke real, human, spontaneous interactions with travellers.

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SEEING SPARKS

SPARK will see the most innovative PUREists get on the main stage and tell the PURE community how Small Promises Change Worlds. Check out the line-up so far...

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BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU

For 2016, PURE has a dramatic new dress code – read on or stick out.

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TRAVEL FOR THREADS

Marcella Echavarria meets the textile junkies committed to working with artisan communities around the world through design, development, culture and commerce.

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JOSS KENT

CEO of andBeyond Joss Kent names the travel brands he admires and tells us the one thing he would change about the travel industry if he could...

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In the run-up to PURE 2016, we asked our PUREists to tell us how they're Living the Rich Life. Here's what they told us...

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CARLY POTGEITER

We caught up with PUREist since 2009, Carly from Alaska's Within the Wild Adventure Lodges.

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