Founded in 2009, experiential travel company PURE has set up a collection of awards intended to champion resorts and individuals leading the vanguard in the realm of sustainable travel. Over 200 entries were put forward this year and seven winners came out covering categories including ‘Transformational Travel’, ‘Community Engagement’, and ‘Mindful Design’ to name a few. We at Earl.St believe the world can afford to have a few more of these awards going around, highly beneficial in opening travellers up to experiences and places they may not have considered otherwise.
This year Patagonia’s Cascada Expediciones clutched an award for its no trail infrastructure trek, giving way to views of one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful regions on the planet. If trekking is not your thing, polar bear safaris in Northern Canada’s Mantioba, unwinding a luxury solar powered South African resort, or finding culture and retreat on a secluded Papua New Guinean island may be.