Consciousness tourism: clearing a path
Developing ideas and setting trends is not about luck, but innovation, research, and anticipation always keeping in mind that our world can change in a blink of an eye.
For instance, tourism is an industry that has experienced a significant change based on new technologies. Its function in creating jobs and generating wealth is relevant in our countries. But, can we imagine how it will be in 25 years?
Nobody can predict it, although there are some factors to consider at medium and long term, as technological disruption and climate change. And there are some questions we should ask ourselves now, according to the recently published “Estudio sectorial e informe de tendencias en la industria del turismo”: Which characteristics will the society have and how are going to affect them our leisure time in 2045? How are we going to be organized when robots and AI do the things we do right now? How are we going to distribute our workdays and leisure?
Conscious travels, for example, have demonstrated to be a sustainable option towards widespread growth and frivolity of “Instagram tourism,” that is putting the picture in the first place, and left the message and the meaning of a specific location as a secondary option.
Six years ago, we started some projects in several regions of the world as a conscious explorer team. Everything began in Punta Cana and then came Riviera Maya, Machu Picchu, Costa Rica, India, Bali, Holy Land, Nepal, Tíbet and Buthan, always under mindfulness lessons, the art and the science of being aware.
At the beginning of 2019, we knew about the creation of Mindful Travel Destinations, in Spain, an organization that enhance the balance between body, mind, and soul. Its concept will spread out to the most important fairs in the world, with an exclusive area dedicated to Mindful Travel.
These initiatives are great news to all the people that have impulsed conscious travels. As I’ve recently arrived from Tibet, I will quote Dalai Lama‘s thought: “we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.” And I will complete this idea with his call to mindfulness: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday, and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live.”