Who we are
We are a network of social entrepreneurs, educators, business schools, tourism specialists, technology experts and local community leaders, collaborating to both foster a new form of entrepreneurial education and to create a new kind of tourist experience, active leisure, a catalyst of a global movement to regenerate local ecosystems, in their economic, social, cultural and natural dimensions.
We believe the future of a sustainable planet depends on the thriving of towns and regions that produce their own goods and services, maximizing the use of their own skills and resources, and supporting each other through active global networks of shared knowledge.
Our genetic core is thus made up of three fundamental value-creation strands:
- Local (a genuine development that helps communities thrive),
- Regenerative (life-enhancing circular economy),
- Shared Knowledge (networks).
- And, of course, on-site hands-on action (that´s what ! in DNA´s ! stands for).
What makes tourism such a powerful catalyst of this regenerative mandate?
Tourism is a steady growing industry that comprises a wide spectrum of products and services reaching most of the world. Its enormous economic, social and cultural impact makes it a very influential catalyst for potential regenerative change.
Unfortunately, its profit-making core identity is to date mostly depredatory, life-depleting and polluting, with leisure being marketed as the freedom to relax and consume.
Millions of people spend millions of idle hours and huge resources every year, with unsustainable consequences. Further grow of such trend is highly undesirable.
Therefore, influencing tourism to be a global regenerative asset has enormous positive consequences for humanity and planet.
In our Discovery Tours, tourists explore the world of leisure value-creation, engaging in a wide menu of collaborative change-making actions at multiple destinations worldwide. Discovery Tours are opportunities for fascinating, intensive learning experiences that build alliances, to regenerate local ecosystems everywhere.
DNA! Discovery Tours offer students, entrepreneurs and any visitor in search of meaningful explorations of ancient wisdom and modern regenerative citizenry, meaningful and active leisure opportunities, as a means to build meaningful bonds, and co-create business and community-building initiatives together with highly qualified local dwellers, at destinations the world over.
If you are looking for a new kind of tourism experience, you have arrived at the right place. We will look forward soon to sharing with you our new Discovery Tours, in Senegal and Mallorca. Contact us now to receive updates!
Alejandro Sigfrido Plessl Buenos Aires, 1958
35 years of professional experience in educational, humanitarian and cultural transformation projects using tools as design thinking, systemic vision, positive psychology, visual arts, and music.
Master of Public Health. BA in Philosophy. Diplomas in French and Positive Education.
His mission is to help people and organizations think about their purpose in a systemic way, making the most of their potential, resources, and context.
Rafael Giménez Raurell Madrid, 1962
30 years of professional experience as a manager of a multinational company, economic trends analyst, founder, managing director of various companies, promoter and collaborator in projects of film production, education and socioeconomic development, teacher, and independent researcher.
BS in Economic Sciences and Business Administration. Diploma in International Leadership. Graduated in Pedagogical Aptitude.
His objective is to synchronize our cultures with the reality of today and tomorrow.