PAST PURSUITS & CHALLENGERS

Since the inaugural PURE Pursuit in the land of fire and ice in 2016, PURE Pursuits have ventured into the Wild West, Land of the Midnight Sun and La Dolce Vita…

LA DOLCE VITA

LOCATION

ITALY

DATES

20-25 MAY 2018

The second Pursuit of 2018 saw our global group of challengers live La Dolce Vita, winding through the sun-baked Puglia countryside on foot, by bike and even vintage car. With days punctuated by burrata making, afternoon hikes and candlelit dinners in ancient caves, the discussions and workshops that followed were among our most productive (and provocative) to date.

Agustina Lagos Marmol

Agustina Lagos Marmol
Founder & MD, Dolomite Mountains

Alexis Vincent

Alexis Vincent
Founder, Dive Butler / Life Butler

Andrew Wallas

Andrew Wallas
Founder & CEO, Business Alchemy Limited

Caroline Wallace

Caroline Wallace
Owner, Caroline Travels the World

Daniel Fraser

Daniel Fraser
Owner, Smiling Albino

Emilio Heredia

Emilio Heredia
Director, Papayaplaya Project

Eva Stelzer

Eva Stelzer
Founder, Evia Active Travel

George Dominic

George Dominic
Executive Director, CGH Earth

Joe Solomon

Joe Solomon
President, Iconic Adventures

Katherine Usher

Katherine Usher
Director of Sales and Guest Services, Trek Travel

Lila Fox

Lila Fox
Owner, Lila Fox Travel Co.

Liza Masias

Liza Masias
Business Development, Inkaterra

Maria Victoria Saiz

Maria Victoria Saiz
Owner & CEO, MVS Travel

Rhett Lego

Rhett Lego
CEO, The Conjoint Marketing Group GmbH

Rohit Kohli

Rohit Kohli
Managing Director, Creative Travel

Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison
Founder, The Boom!

SJ Lee

SJ Lee
Executive Director, The Travel&Leisure

Sunita Hedaoo

Sunita Hedaoo
Founder, Kora Journeys Powered by Frosch

LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

LOCATION

NORWAY

DATES

8-13 APRIL 2018

The first Pursuit of 2018 took our most global group of challengers to date to the land of the midnight sun where they kayaked, cycled and ski toured their way through Norway, all the while pushing themselves and their businesses forward together.

  • Amy Cahill

    Amy Cahill
    Marketing Director, Beyond Luxury Media

  • Benedetta Mazzini

    Benedetta Mazzini
    Owner, Ultimate Places

  • Cornelius O'Shaugnessy

    Cornelius O'Shaugnessy
    Founder, Bodhi Maya

  • Daniel Brown

    Daniel Brown
    Managing Director, dmAFRICA

  • Emily Brooke

    Emily Brooke
    Founder & CEO, Blaze

  • Fernanda Martin Del Campo

    Fernanda Martin Del Campo
    Independent Travel Advisor, International Travel Group

  • Giulio Da Sacco

    Giulio Da Sacco
    Entrepreneur, Beyond Dracula Travel

  • Greg Norris

    Greg Norris
    Director / Founder, OneNineFive

  • Nick DiBartolomeo

    Nick DiBartolomeo
    Vice President - Finance, Blackberry Farm

  • Nicolas Ramirez

    Nicolas Ramirez
    Founder & Director, Tanit Trails

  • Nicole Krenzien Ellison

    Nicole Krenzien Ellison
    Vice President, Paul Klein Travel

  • Pedro Quaresma

    Pedro Quaresma
    Co-owner, Portuguese Ways

  • Soliman Ma

    Soliman Ma
    Founder, LE Travel

  • Stavros Kapnias

    Stavros Kapnias
    Director of Sales and Charter, Abberley Yachts

  • Steve Mitchell

    Steve Mitchell
    Co-Founder & CFO, Angama

  • Yvonne Verstandig

    Yvonne Verstandig
    Co-Founder - Head of Leisure, Executive Edge Travel

  • Emma Squire

    Emma Squire
    Event Director, Beyond Luxury Media

  • Jess den Boer

    Jess den Boer
    Marketing Manager, PURE Pursuits

FRONTIER THINKING

LOCATION

IDAHO, USA

DATES

4-9 JUNE 2017

Our next group of challengers journeyed into the vast terrain of America’s Wild West, floating off-grid down the Salmon River and swapping WiFi connection for personal connection.

Aldo Melpignano

Aldo Melpignano
Founder, San Domenico Hotels

Alexis Vincent

Alexis Vincent
Managing Director, Dive Butler International

Antonello Losito

Antonello Losito
President & Founder, Southern Visions Travel

Benedetta Mazzini

Benedetta Mazzini
Owner / Managing Director, Ultimate Places

Craig Beal

Craig Beal
Owner, Travel Beyond

Don Martinson

Don Martinson
Director, Natural Habitat Adventures

Felipe Artinano De Bedout

Felipe Artinano De Bedout
Co-Founder & VP Operations, Origen Extraordinary Escapes

Inderpal Kochhar

Inderpal Kochhar
Founder, Sewara

Jef Moons

Jef Moons
CEO, Knai Bang Chatt

Jen Murphy

Jen Murphy
Freelance Travel Writer

Jody Shield

Jody Shield
Author

Justin Huxter

Justin Huxter
Owner, Cartology Travel

Justin Wateridge

Justin Wateridge
Managing Director, Steppes

Knut Flakk

Knut Flakk
Founder & Owner, 62º Nord

Louise Beveridge

Louise Beveridge
Communication & Advisory

Luca Franco

Luca Franco
CEO & Founder, Luxury Frontiers

Reid Bader

Reid Bader
VP, Ker & Downey

Rodrigo Garza

Rodrigo Garza
President & Owner, Lozano Travel de Mexico

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis
CEO & President, Zebrano Travel

Emma Squire

Emma Squire
PURE Event Director, Beyond Luxury Media

Serge Dive

Serge Dive
CEO & Founder, Beyond Luxury Media

FIRE AND ICE

LOCATION

ICELAND

DATES

2-6 MARCH 2016

The inaugural Pursuit took the first brave group of challengers to the land of fire and ice: Iceland, as they touched base off-road, hit the ground ski-dooing, took the dive into the blue sea thinking and got (their ice-axes) stuck into new ideas.

Aldo Melpignano
Aldo Melpignano
Founder, San Domenico Hotels

Ana Bru
Ana Bru
Owner, Bru & Bru Exclusive Travel

Barkley Hickox
Barkley Hickox
Co-Owner / Partner, Local Foreigner

Benedetta Mazzini
Benedetta Mazzini
Owner / Managing Director, Ultimate Places

Jessica Cook
Jessica Cook
Director of Sales, The Ranch at Rock Creek

Joyce Choi
Joyce Choi
Senior Travel Designer & Product Manager, Jacada Travel

Karl Olafsson
Karl Olafsson
Co-Founder, Nordic Luxury

Kate Corey
Kate Corey
Founder, Nomadic Souls

Kevin Callaghan
Kevin Callaghan
President & CEO, Mountain Travel Sobek

Marc Telio
Marc Telio
President, Entrée Destinations

Marina Safonova
Marina Safonova
CEO & Founder, Nordic Luxury

Mark Lakin
Mark Lakin
Co-Founder, Epic Road

MPS Puri
MPS Puri
Chief Exective, NIRA Hotels & Resorts

Quentin Desurmont
Quentin Desurmont
Owner, Peplum

Sarah Bisa
Sarah Bisa
Global Director of Leisure & Luxury Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Steve King
Steve King
Editor-at-large, Condé Nast Traveller UK

Thierry Teyssier
Thierry Teyssier
CEO, Maisons des Rêves

Tom Marchant
Tom Marchant
Co-Founder, Black Tomato

Emma Squire
Emma Squire
PURE Event Director, Beyond Luxury Media

Serge Dive
Serge Dive
CEO & Founder, Beyond Luxury Media