All posts by Jordi Pera

Jordi Pera is an economist passionate about tourism, strategy, marketing, sustainability, business modelling and open innovation. He has international experience in marketing, intelligence research, strategy planning, business model innovation and lecturing, having developed most of his career in the tourism industry. Jordi is keen on tackling innovation and strategy challenges that require imagination, entail thoughtful analysis and are to be solved with creative solutions.

‘Forest Bathing’ Is Great for Your Health. Here’s How to Do It

When talking about life changing experiences as one of the core elements of Tourism 3.0, one of the most remarkable examples to showcase this concept is “forest bathing”.

Conceptualization and structure of the Open Innovation system for destinations (II)

The Open Innovation platform needs to consider the needs and motivations of the target contributors, allowing them to build their reputation, share ideas, work collaboratively and network with fellow innovators.

Conceptualization and structure of the Open Innovation system for destinations (I)

To make Open Innovation work there needs to be a well-structured framework: the various kinds of outcomes, contributors and approaches may end up demanding a complex structure and operational system.

LinkedIn: A MUST for Your Travel Business

Despite being created for profession networking purposes, linkedin offers many advantages that make it an interesting platform to market a destination or related businesses. This article explains these advantages and how to get the best from linkedin as a platform for marketing destinations and travel businesses.

How to implement Tourism 3.0 in medium and small businesses in 10 steps

At first sight, you might find the Tourism 3.0 model complex as it combines many concepts that are not yet usually integrated within the tourism business models. However, it can be far simpler than you imagine; it can be implemented just working out the following 10 steps

Key strategy mistakes to avoid when deploying Open Innovation

As long as executives are not trained to lead innovation and nor deploy Open Innovation, it is necessary to be aware of the most common pitfalls carried out in these cases and plan the Open Innovation system development with this in mind.

How to Develop an Effective Tourism Strategy for your Destination

As it happens in most industries, competition is fierce and struggle for improvement is a must, not to be left apart in the market and lose business. Tourism Planning is the key solution to this challenge, and this article explains succinctly how to do it.

Tourism trends 2020 (VIII)

Work and leisure are becoming “close partners” for many travelers: while some combine business trips with short holidays others, namely digital nomads, work at the same time as they travel.

Open Innovation development strategy for destinations (II)

Beyond the basic roadmap provided in the previous post about how to deploy Open Innovation in destinations, this article provides a more detailed planning method to provide further guidance in the Open Innovation development.

Open Innovation development strategy for destinations (I)

To develop Open Innovation within a destination management organization, it is convenient to follow a basic roadmap consisting of five steps, in order to create enough consistency to ensure the desired results.