Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Institute for Tourism and United Nation World Tourism Organisation, we have started working on a joint publication „Transformative tourism for our sustainable future“ (http://affiliatemembers.unwto.org/content/am-reports-volume-13-transformative-tourism-our-sustainable-future). The report is consisted of 3 parts:
1) General introduction written by Irena Ateljević and Renata Tomljenović in cooperation with an esteemed tourism scholar Pauline Sheldon and entitled: „The new paradigm of the 21st century, ‘silent revolution’ of cultural creatives and transformative travel of and for the future”. 2) The second part, co-authored by Renata Tomljenovic, Irena Ateljevic, Zrinka Marusic and Sanda Corak will report on the profile of transformative tourists derived from the survey of tourists in Auroville in late spring/early summer 2014. Auroville was founded in 1968 in Tamil Nadu, South-East India, with a vision of an ideal international township devoted to an experiment in human unity through cultural diversity. As such, the township has been affirmed and encouraged by UNESCO as a project of importance to the future of humanity, hence intentionally used to conduct the pilot study on transformative tourists. 3) The third part of this report brings together a collection of about fifteen cases studies dealing with the practices fostering social change through tourism.