We get to see Mr. Isla Palenque in action every day, living out his inspiration to found a sustainable development company focused on providing environmentally- and culturally-sensitive experiences to travelers. The daily grind makes it easy to become inured to Ben’s visionary approach to travel, but when someone else takes notice, we have the opportunity to appreciate it anew.
Yesterday, Josiah Mackenzie gave the Amble team a fresh perspective on what and why we do what we do. On his Hotel Marketing Strategies Blog, Josiah highlighted Amble’s own Benjamin Loomis in a piece that talks about how immersive experiences are the future of travel, and discusses the ways that Amble Resorts is creating these kinds of experiences via privileged access and expert guidance.
Mackenzie’s Hotel Marketing Strategies Blog introduces hospitality professionals to innovative ideas, leaders in the travel industry, and useful technologies. We’re honored that he chose to share Ben’s and Amble Resorts’ story with his readers. In the interview, he leads Ben to talk about a fairly simple concept – that of “really being in the place you’re at” – which is not quite so simple when you’re trying to weave it into the master plan for a sustainable resort. A quote from Ben that captures one of the core principles guiding development on Isla Palenque in Panama:
“Whether you’re in Panama or Thailand, it’s about entering into that culture, and engaging with the reality of where you’re at. You’re always going to be a tourist at some level, but you’re at least feeling like you’re getting the same access a local would.”
Let us know what you think of Josiah Mackenzie’s article Why Benjamin Loomis is Encouraging Experiential Travel Through “Privileged Access” at Amble Resorts. We’re so excited to share this and are happy to answer any questions you might have – just leave a comment on this post if you’d like to learn more about how our mission translates into sustainable travel. For a look at how the award-winning design for The Resort at Isla Palenque is shaping up, be sure to read Ben’s most recent construction progress report.
Just what we needed this Monday – a reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks, Josiah and Ben!