The Academy of the World Encyclopedia of Travel is an international research and educational organization that integrates the community of travelers into the international movement. The purpose of the activities of the Academy is the full development of knowledge about our planet, history, ethnography, the Cosmos and the Universe. The results of the expeditions, as well as the cultural and historical heritage of all travels, prepared in the development of world history, are accumulated by the World Encyclopedia of Travel.
The World Encyclopedia of Travel Foundation is, among other things, a media structure that creates and promotes information products about our planet. The Academy attaches to the activities of the Foundation an expert basis, trains a worthy rising generation to replace the old heroes of the discoverers, stimulates philanthropists and industrial corporations to study and preserve the riches of our Planet; it is the catalyst for preserving the Earth for our descendants. The Academy of the World Encyclopedia of Travel is an information pioneer and protector of the planet Earth on land, at sea, in air, in space and on the air.
In its scientific and educational work, the Academy is based on the notion of the significance of travel as an absolute necessity for the most complete individual disclosure of the identity. The Academy considers that the fundamental importance of travel has significance for the development of the entire human community, especially in the era of globalization and global crises, in the era requiring a new level of tolerance. Perceiving the world in travels, we improve ourselves, making the world more perfect.
The Academy of the World Encyclopedia of Travel’s mission is to improve the inner world and human cultural enrichment by developing a culture of travel. Travel is one of the main forms of self-knowledge and self-realization of a human. Therefore, the highest purpose of the Academy is the education of comprehensive interest and active, careful attitude to the diversity of human communities and cultures, biological species, natural landscapes and ecosystems. The owner of this new steady nature is “Homo sapiens” (wise man) in its highest modern form - “Homo vagabundus” (Traveling Man, Traveler).
The experienced travelers and scientists participate in the work of the Academy of the World Encyclopedia of Travel. They are people who have made a significant contribution to the exploration of our planet. Among them are famous historians, geographers and polar explorers, archeologists and ethnographers, climbers and geologists, pilots and cosmonauts, aeronauts and yachtsmen, artists, in a word, people whose meaning of life and activity is connected with travel. The Academy conducts scientific research, makes films and photographies, creates television and radio programs, activates interactive resources, and develops educational programs. The World Encyclopedia of Travel bases its activities on the Statutes of the Traveler’s Charter developed and adopted by the Academy. It’s the main document that defines the rights and duties of a person who perceives the world on a journey.