The idea behind the Experientialist® Awards is a simple one: a not-for-profit, philanthropy-driven awards programme to recognise and applaud the luxury brands and people from across our big and beautiful world that have delivered truly OutThere initiatives, ingenious and innovative ideas, original and dynamic campaigns, unparalleled leadership and community-first approaches in luxury and experiential travel. For an added feel-good factor, we also recognised the very best in OutThere experiences, particularly those rooted in our core values of diversity, discovery and discernment. The programme aims to be the antithesis of the sponsorship-driven awards in our industry.
The response has been overwhelming: hundreds of worthy entries and nominees from all corners of the world took part and we’re proud to have raised £10,000 for the worthy winner of our Most OutThere iniative in community, conservation and sustainability. We brought together a diverse and inclusive panel of Experientialist® judges – travel editors, journalists and content creators – experts in luxury and experiential travel, who helped us discern the shortlists. Then, of course, we put it out to OutThere travellers to make the final decision.
We will showcase all the winners editorially in a very special edition of OutThere in early 2024 telling their extraordinary stories through the voices of our Experientialist®s. Our hearts are warmed by the tales of deep dedication to putting people firmly ahead of profits; of boundary-pushing pioneers who are redefining what it means to be global citizens; of celebrated living and the very best in culture, sophistication and hedonism.
We are also thrilled to be able to give back, awarding each category winner(s) an advertising package prize worth GBP£15,000 / USD$20,000 each.
All the initiatives that have been shortlisted were extremely worthy and we know that even if some don’t take away the top prize, the exposure alone will them raise much-needed awareness for their projects.
We were also thrilled to have raised some cash from generous entry donations, that went to the winners of the Most OutThere initiative in community, conservation and sustainability. It was shared between two amazing initiatives, Ride4Rangers and the Shinta Mani Foundation at Shinta Mani Wild.
Uwern Jong & Martin Perry
Founding Experientialist®s, OutThere
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