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Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008/07/18 - Slow Tourism is to reduce the "volume" of experiences on a vacation, and instead focus on the "quality" of experiences. It is about slowing the pace of a holiday down so you have the opportunity to interact with the people and places you experience.
What is slow tourism?
The underlying concept of Slow Tourism is to reduce the "volume" of experiences on a vacation, and instead focus on the "quality" of experiences. It is about slowing the pace of a holiday down so you have the opportunity to interact with the people and places you experience, instead of just trying see and do as much as possible in the amount of time available.
The opportunity to interact and "connect" with people on a deeper level is much more rewarding and memorable than just taking a million pictures of well known land marks. By slowing down you have the chance to explore beyond the normal scenes, and scratch beneath the tourist façade that plasters the world.
More and more people want to have a unique story of their vacation, and this is not possible on typical holiday itinerary. Slow tourism allows holiday goers the chance to not only have a relaxing and stress free vacation, but also one that is a deeper and more rewarding experience.
Often it is the unplanned that is more memorable then the planned. Slow Tourism allows a flexible program of travel that is more akin to exploring. This facilitates unplanned experiences, which are usually unique and also provide truer insights into the local culture.
Our time is ruled by speed, all interactions have to happen quicker and quicker, in real time: high speed internet connections, high speed trains, fast food...but this constant rushing provokes stress, an unknown disease 50 years ago, and today in most of the Third World countries.
In this hectic panorama, the need for slowness is becoming stronger and stronger and more people choose to slow down to spend quality free time rediscovering the natural rhythm of things, listening and observing small treasures off the beaten tracks, trying to understand the spirit of places and the fragile balance with their people.
Slow Tourist philosophy and mission; as a Brand, we aim to promote this area and a different way of being a tourist. Travel slow, live the places, not consume them.
Slow is not a synonym of lazy, and that is why we offer many different options for active holidays, the best way to appreciate local food and culture and nature; various possibilities for your holidays in the mountains or seaside, away from the stress and the noise of the city, to regenerate the body and the spirit, whether you are a sporty person or simply somebody who knows how to enjoy a beautiful landscape.
To experience the concept of ‘Slow Tourism’ please contact Away Resorts at:
P: +6681 835 4517, +6684 466 5554