SOUTH ASIA - Cochin
Zuzana Zwiebel, as 16 years old, won Slovak Geographical Competition, which brought her on the journey of unravelling global problems, search of creative sustainable solutions in tourism, regional development and management of international projects. Experiences gain in business area she always tried to implement also in non - profit areas. In 2013 she has founded travel agency "Shakti Trails", which is based on philosophy 'Art of Travel'.
"Working in the area of tourism and non - profit organizations I always tried to find 'special features' of the cultures, which make countries special and interesting for visitors by keeping their authenticity and this way achieving sustainable social, cultural and environmental development. I have understood, that there is nothing 'better' or 'worst', most of the time it is just 'different'.
ART OF TRAVEL (When & Where to travel?) is based on a philosophy of three words: SPIRIT (Who to meet?), STORY (What to do?), STYLE (Where to stay?).
Concept is based on three words:
What makes people extraordinary is their spirit! Spirit is inspiring energy present in every creative activity. We are discovering people, whose spirit can inspire others. They are artists, photographers, historians, ayurveda doctors, yoga teachers, spiritual experts, astrologers, ecologists, travelers, simply everyone. Spirits are our local experts who share their stories with us and based on them we arrange your travel in style!
Life is like a book of mysteries, which we do not understand if we do not travel. Stories written by our local experts are transformed into the trails, which connect not only places on the map, but also creating meaningful connections with local people, who make your travel stories to come alive! Trails are the journeys to rediscover old routes and to explore new ones. Lets write new chapter inspired by local history, art and myths!
Style does not mean luxury, it is experience. It does not matter if you stay in boutique hotel or in tree house, if you dine in awarded restaurant or eat sandwich on the street, because your choice makes you special. Your individual style is your artistic signature, which makes journey different for each person, and we respect these differences. Experiences in style make your travel authentic, different and real; from them memories are made of!