Beyond Challenge Driven Innovation, there are many other approaches, such as the social media approach. This article explains the types of outcomes that can be obtained through social media in order to nurture the destination competitiveness.
Open Innovation may be carried out in different ways, depending on the goals and the resources which are available. There are two main approaches: Challenge Driven Innovation and social media, although other examples are also presented here.
Marketing has traditionally been rather focused on unidirectional communication, with little listening beyond marketing research or conversations in the sales meetings. As long as the competition is fiercer than ever, and the market audience is overwhelmed with thousands of marketing messages every day, it is necessary to make this strategy evolve towards a more interactive communication that works on persuasion and tailoring the conversation.
Open Innovation encompasses a myriad of different approaches, but is also often confused with other innovation- related terms. Furthermore, there are many specific concepts related to Open Innovation which must be defined precisely in order to properly understand some of the coming explanations.
The online marketing of a DMC (incoming travel agency or similar) can adapt many ideas from other industries to design a sales funnel that gets and engages leads in the smartest possible way, mainly through offering Travel Guides. This article explains what to take into account when integrating Travel Guides within your marketing strategy.
The travel market is becoming increasingly competitive. In order to survive and thrive, destinations need to be continuously improved and be innovative. Open Innovation has proved to be a very successful innovation strategy approach in many industries, and could also be used in the tourism industry.