Calling All Changemakers

It has been 20 years since we began working with hotels and experience curators to build a market for the changing face of tourism. Today, the need to expand the community of change makers is imperative, and urgent. Hence BRIDGES 2024!

BRIDGES by RARE India is a showcase of hotels, destinations and experiences which have been working towards a common goal – to promote tourism as a ‘force for good’. From design to location, operations to experiences – the exhibiting hotels and experiences have pioneered ideas in hospitality that have built a stellar destination story. Each hotel has a story to tell, highlighting choices that built value for the community, the destination and the discerning traveller.

Mission: Establish a platform, which reflects the inevitable switch towards community focussed and planet sensitive tourism. To be the singular experiential event that can inspire global collaborators to understand Responsible Tourism from the perspective of the sub-continent through a curated list of owner-run lodges, hotels, and experiences.

Why BRIDGES?

Envisaged as a celebratory event dedicated to our travel partners, BRIDGES is about building forward and overcoming inhibitions. It is also about looking at travel as a progressive domain that sparks wonder, inspires ideas, fosters creativity, and cultivates understanding.

The format has been consciously designed to be ‘breathe easy’, slow and conversational, and encourage meaningful interactions between participating hotels and the travel trade, media and select direct customers. Meet with storytellers from the Museum of Stories, a unique initiative to showcase experiences, and stories of travel innovations.

RARE Conscious Travel Awards

An endeavour to celebrate and honour our owner-hotels who have for years toiled to build value, often expending their own resources and energy to create a destination for tourism where none existed.

  • Best RARE Hotel 2024 for concept, destination focus and sustainable initiatives.
  • RARE Hotelier of the year 2024 for his/her dedication and service.
  • Favourite RARE Destination Story 2024 for the best inspiring destination story.
  • A Hero’s Journey – Awarded to hoteliers working towards being planet sensitive and community inclusive.
Catalyst Talks and Workshops

Meet owners and experts for a more nuanced understanding of conservation-based tourism, preservation of built heritage, and intangible heritage of performing arts, traditional healing, cuisine, arts, crafts, textiles etc. #makeityours and be the change maker by promoting BRIDGES to your FTO partners and anyone you think is building a responsible tourism business.

Hoteliers telling stellar destination stories write to Shobhana, mumbai@rareindia.com

DMCs, partner with us to recommend BRIDGES to your overseas partners, write to Joseph, headofsales@rareindia.com

Global tour operators promoting India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for products and experiences, write to your DMC partners in the subcontinent.

Associations promoting responsible tourism and sustainable travel write to Shoba, shoba@rareindia.com for collaborations.

View Glimpses of RARE Showcase 2023 here
Please note this is a closed event and registration is mandatory.