- Who: Tamara Chekaloff Zulet & Flor Torres Larraguibel
- What: Nativo Experience - Travel Agency
- Where: C/ Wil Faber Nº 1 – 2º 1º - Ibiza
- Nationality: Tamara: Trelew- Argentina- Flor: Viña del Mar- Chile
- Web: www.nativoexperience.com
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1) Who is Tamara Chekaloff Zulet & Flor Torres Larraguibel?
Flor and Tamara have lived in Ibiza for many years. Tamara is an assistant therapist in Biological Decoding, and previously worked in administration in several companies, while Flor studied Hotel Management, and went on to work in tourism. Her passion for travel has given her an insight into different cultures, and she feels a deep respect and affinity with ancient cultures in particular. When we set out to work together, our idea was to blend therapy with Shamanism. After volunteering with Rise Up Ibiza, the idea came from the guardians of the different traditions: why not work together to bring people into these communities? So, the idea for the travel agency originated from the suggestions of the Shamans and the need to have a proper structure in the legal sense. We have also attempted to show the powerful spiritual character of the island.
2) What’s special about your project?
Nativo Experience is a holistic travel agency; we offer holidays with built-in awareness, so we organise trips for small groups to visit the Earth’s holy places to learn about and share in the world view of the original inhabitants. We offer the traveller a unique and profound experience, reconnecting with Nature and with their inner being. We are also working with communities on their projects, both economically and also to disseminate the projects so that people who have an interest will join in and do their bit to help.
3) Why Ibiza?
Ibiza is a centre of energy and power and being a multicultural island, it has been able to attract, since the time of the Phoenicians, individuals closely connected with art, music, therapies and spirituality. This means that people living on the island have a great breadth of awareness, and that visitors feel relaxed, comfortable and more open minded. These aspects of the island have been somewhat eclipsed by the party image, but this is gradually changing, and we are contributing to the change.
4) Ibiza is...
We imagine that in the future Ibiza will benefit from tourism in both summer and winter so that there will be a complete balance of energy, and that together we will all contribute towards establishing a sustainable tourist industry and a greater awareness among people.
5) The Ibiza of the future...
We imagine a future Ibiza that enjoy the benefits from a summer and winter tourism, both, so that it is in full balance of energies in all aspects, and that together we contribute to create sustainable tourism and a more conscious people.
6) Suggestions for making Ibiza more sustainable...
Our main aim is to highlight the mystical and wellness side of Ibiza, and to showcase the work of the different traditions and therapies that co-exist on the island; we are also striving to connect with the Phoenician culture, which considered Ibiza the gateway to the heavens, a vision which has left a great impression here. We aim to promote art and exercise as a strategy for achieving a sustainable tourist industry.