Tourism – What’s the Point? Part 3 AFAR readers answer the question

The business literature is full of articles on the importance of differentiating your business by – showing you care; making a difference and having a deeper or higher purpose than simply maximising profit to a few shareholders each quarter.

In fact the three most popular posts on this blog have been those that addressed this topic.

Tourism: What’s the Point? Why Should These Graduates Work for You?

Tourism: What’s the Point? Part 2 – Join the Conversation

Why Conscious Hosts Will Help Their Guests Fall in Love

So we were delighted to see that AFAR, the great magazine and web site that focuses more or less exclusively on what we would describe as the Conscious Traveller,  is asking their readers why they travel and using Pinterest to spread the word.

As I haven’t yet received permission to reprint their entire blog post yet, please check it out now

I Travel Therefore I…?

but here’s  the other responses that stood out for me. Why not pop over to AFAR’s blog  and add some of yours.

As I wrote nearly a decade ago: Profit = Passion  + Purpose. Focus on all three but just make sure you get the order right and it’s not as it appears…


  1. On Honouring Time as a Sacred Gift | Conscious.Travel - October 16, 2012

    […] Tourism – Whats the Point Part 3 & links to Parts 1 & 2 Share this:FacebookTwitterPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Conscious Travel Adventure Travel Trade Association, Anna Pollock, ATTA, Ben Sherman, Conscious Travel, Indigenous Tourism, indigenous travel, indigenous values, Native Tourism Alliance, Purpose of tourism, slow tourism, slow travel, The Pachamama Alliance, volunourism, WINTA, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance Galapagos Wildlife […]


  2. Affirmations from a Serial & Iconic Entrepreneur | Conscious.Travel - July 26, 2012

    […] around purpose and passion are themes that I revisit over and over again here  (see previous post: Tourism What’s the Point – Part 3 ) because I have always been a believer that the order in which you place those three Ps determine […]


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