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Inspiration and Resources

for those who wish to dig deeper into the context for Conscious Travel

In-house Resources

I started thinking and writing specifically about Conscious Travel in 2010 after my first visit to Samoa, although concerns about the application of an industrial model originated as early as 1993.

For those interested in the slow evolution of the concept, here are some links to previous work:

Conscious Travel Discussion Papers

Slide Presentations

Past Videos

Older Blogs
www.conscioustourism.wordpress.com

http://agentsofchange.typepad.com/weblog/2010/08/

DestiCorp 2.0

Some Thoughts About Conscious Business

What is Conscious Business? 

Why is Conscious Business on the Rise?

What Characteristics do Conscious Businesses Share?

Inspiration

I’ve been a “big picture thinker” for as long as I can remember and, been fascinated by the way humans have developed various ways of making sense of their world over time.  I’ve been interested in the changing role of business since the 70s when, in Vancouver, I had a brief opportunity to work with Willis Harman, founder of the World Business Academy and live on the west coast of North America where so many new ideas in transpersonal psychology, ecology and spirituality had conditions to germinate and room to flourish.

Authors such as Theilhard de Chardin, Willis Harman, John Renesch, Peter Russell, Joseph Campbell, Dee Hock, Michael Rothschild, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Fritjof Capra, Peter Senge, Charles Einstein, Paul Hawken, Giles Hutchins, Ken Wilber, Otto Scharmer are just a few of the many who helped gain clarity about the shift we are experiencing. At the time, their ideas seemed remote from tourism marketing and management – now I believe they are central.

So here, over time,  I will add or cross reference posts  categorised by:

  • People of Influence
  • Books of Influence
  • Books that Inspire
  • Concepts to Think About

This is a work in progress – so please re-visit to see what’s here!