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SOCOTRA: ARABIA’S OTHERWORLDLY ISLAND

In 2015 Yemen’s civil war severed this remote Arabian island’s air link to the outside world. However, with the easing of tensions, flights have quietly resumed, opening up this ecological eden to visitors once again.

 
 
 
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SOCOTRA

Isolation has defined Socotra’s development from prehuman times till today.
Here’s your chance to reengage this bizarre, fascinating island.


 

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SWIM
WITH
WHALES

Hunted to the brink of extinction over the last century and a half, whales are now making a steady recovery in all of the world’s oceans. Join us as we explore the world of humpback whales in the South Pacific.

 
 
 
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FRENCH POLYNESIA

Every year humpback whales from Antarctica migrate to the warm, shallow waters of the South Pacific to raise their calfs. Experience their world firsthand.


DANCE WITH WHALES. A film by Matt Reichel, Karim Iliya and Teddy Edwards.

Every year hundreds of humpbacks migrate from their rich feeding grounds in Antarctica to the warm shallow waters of the South Pacific to breed, give birth and raise calfs, as well as learn important whale skills. Watch our 2017 short documentary on the work of photographer Karim Iliya documenting humpback whales off the coast of Vava’u, Tonga.


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ORANG-UTAN:
PEOPLE OF THE JUNGLE

Northern Sumatra is home to some of the last remaining wild orangutans in the world. Their habitat is under constant threat from monoculture farming and logging. Tourism may be the one thing that can save them.

 
 
 
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 SUMATRA

How can sustainable ecotourism help save Indonesia’s last remaining wild orangutans and primary rainforests?


JHON’S STORY

Jhon has been living on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh, Sumatra for his entire life. His people, the Alas, have inhabited this forest peacefully for centuries with the wildlife. As a trekking guide for nearly twenty years, Jhon has been leading an effort to save his homeland from loggers and those who seek to destroy the jungle. This is his story.

 
 
 
 
 

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IS AFGHANISTAN
READY FOR TOURISM?

In the 1960s, Afghanistan was a popular stop over for 100,000 tourists a year on the hippy trail from Europe to India. Yet decades of war, terrorism, invasions, and insecurity have left the country in ruins. However, with recent security improvements, is the country ready for tourists again?

 
 
 
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 AFGHANISTAN

How to reengage a nation at the cross roads of cultures, trade routes, drug trafficking, religious extremism, and power politics.


 

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NOOR MOHAMMED

Coming soon.

 

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A NEW PATH
FOR ENGAGING NORTH KOREA

Tourism in North Korea has existed in a controlled manner for the past twenty plus years, enabling curious tourists to observe a tightly curated experience. But can tourism be used as a way to directly engage with people in a significant way? We know it’s possible; we’ve been doing it.

 
 
 
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NORTH KOREA

We’re developing a series of exchange, athletic, service and learning programs that bring people together in North Korea.


 

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