Transformative tourism is based on the concept of inner transformation or the personal perception of the tourist. The tourist in question seeks personal growth during the holiday, which can take place in areas such as well-being, spirituality and education. Tourists want to return home with some personal tools enriched by the experiences of their journey.
Theme leads: Manuela Pagani Larghi, Carlotta Zarattini.
Today it is becoming difficult to give one' s life a narrative sense, a sense of Evolution. At the same time, you often leave for unknown and exotic places, coming back home exactly the same as before. This opportunity is intended to combine the exploration of tourist destinations of Ticino, even lesser-known ones, with a strong naturalistic but also cultural and artistic impact, and at the same time offer guidance for reflection on one' journey of life, which takes its cue from the realities encountered along the way. Because: "The shortest way to reach yourself is around the world" (Keyserling).
Creating one or more itineraries in Ticino, increasing the knowledge of the external and internal environment, through themes such as: environmental sustainability, storytelling, nature/narrative combination. To generate positive effects on the region, attracting conscious and respectful traveler, creating an emotional connection with our territory.
Ulab Hub Ticino
Ticino is one of the most mystical places in Switzerland, which many people choose as a holiday destination thanks to the regenerative and energetic capacities of our nature. If, on the one hand, villages in the valleys suffer a depopulation towards the cities, on the other hand we can notice in the last few years a slow repopulation by people who want to settle in nature, but also invite others to evolve and grow together. Monasteries, farmsteads and old abandoned villages are thus being transformed into places of silence and introspection. Projects of this kind attract tourists and stimulate the locals into new ways of traveling.
To create a network that can connect the realities already existing on the territory and can stimulate new projects. Identify new business models that can allow the younger generations to continue living in Ticino and reconnect with nature and with themselves. To support the creation of new projects that focus on physical and spiritual well-being through the experience of nature, people and projects.
Impact Hub Ticino