Conscious travel occurs when we
are aware of our individual and collective actions as visitors
and locals. We allow ourselves to be inspired by others and
in our gratitude we acknowledge the good work of those around
To use a Maori phrase (and the title of a photo exhibition
at the 2007
Ecotourism NZ Conference: Manaki Whenua, Manaki Tangata,
Haere Whakamua (Care for the land, care for people, go forward).
Businesses are connecting in new ways with visitors. There
is a difference beween bums on seats and minds in gear. Slow
travel and slow adventures are key to making this conscious
revolution throughout the economy.
For related ideas, keep an eye on Anna
Pollock's work related to Conscious Travel.