TTC in the Media

In 2012, Michael Bennett, Ed.D., conducted his doctoral research on Transformational Travel at Pepperdine University, “An Exploration of Transformational Learning in Adults as a Result of Adventure Travel Experiences.” Four years later, he and other industry thought leaders presented the results and subsequent definition and framework at the 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit in Anchorage, Alaska. Since then, Michael Bennett, Jake Haupert, and fellow ‘Founding Heroes' have pioneered and grown this movement, attracting media coverage in Forbes, Vogue, USA Today, Travel Age West, Afar, The Huffington Post, and Skift's recent study on luxury travel, “Building Brand Love and Loyalty.” Jake and Michael now speak on the topic of Transformational Travel worldwide. Below, you will find the latest stories and articles about Transformational Travel and the TTC!

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Forbes | There’s an increasing amount of buzz about 'transformational travel.' Everett Potter spotlights this key shift in travel in his interview with Jake Haupert.

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USA Today | At a time when nationalism and intolerance pervade headlines, Jake Haupert & Michael Bennett have never believed more in the transformative power of travel.


Travel Age West | Research from East Carolina University, Outside Magazine, and ATTA shows that personal growth is the top motivator for adventurers today.

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ATTA Adventure News | Part I: Research conducted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association reveals that adventure travelers are motivated by transformation.


ATTA Adventure News | Part II:  Applications and trend predictions based on adventure traveler research conducted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association.

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SKIFT / ILTM | TTC advisor and communications consultant Norie Quintos explores the transformational travel movement from various angles within the travel industry. 

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Vogue Magazine | The Transformational Travel Council is featured in article by Vogue Magazine titled 'Why Transformative Travel Will Be THE Travel Trend of 2017.'

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The Huffington Post | TTC's Don Mankin explores the historical bases of TT and discusses where TT is headed in this Huffington Post article.

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Everett Potter's Travel Report | TTC's Michael Bennett is interviewed by Everett Potter about Transformational Travel. 


The Huffington Post | Award-winning travel writer Don Mankin, Ph.D., shares a story about a trip to Bangkok that changed his life. 

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AFAR Magazine | Muddy Shoe Adventures was mentioned in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of AFAR Magazine in 'Fix-Your-Life Vacations.'

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The Transformed Traveler | Michael Bennett of MSA shares his thoughts on TT on Transformed Traveler Radio.

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The Transformed Traveler | Jake Haupert of Evergreen Escapes shares his thoughts on TT on Transformed Traveler Radio.

The Traveler's Mindset | TTC's Michael Bennett joins Ginger Kern of The Traveler's Mindset to talk about The Hero's Journey, the transformational power of travel, and getting hit by cars.


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