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.

The Tipping Point’s theory for expanding destinations 3.0 (IV)

This last article of the Tipping Point series summarizes the theory, explaining also the diffusion model to better understand the target audience in every phase of the strategy development

Fifteen Common Place Branding Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Branding strategy implementation has to face many unexpected challenges. This article lists many of these issues, to be taken into account for a better planning and a successful implementation.

The Tipping Point’s theory for expanding destinations 3.0 (III)

One of the most interesting key factors to generate social epidemics is the power of context. This article explains how our environment may condition our behavior and decision making.

The Importance of Measuring Tourism Impacts

Destinations 3.0 are triple-bottommed-line models, not only envirnomental and financial indicators are measured, but also social impacts are considered. This article explains some of the key benefits of sustainability monitoring to better understand why it is done.

The Tipping Point’s theory for expanding destinations 3.0 (II)

Needless to say that social epidemics is a concept close to that of virality, used for content marketing strategy. That brings us back to the storytelling techniques, which are an essential part of any strategy intending to trigger a social epidemic

Brand Planning Should be the CEO’s Baby

Brand development goes far beyond the marketing planning and management. It has to be embedded in the CEO’s leadership role to ensure the brand’s success

The Tipping Point’s theory for expanding destinations 3.0 (I)

The Tipping Point theory explains how social epidemics happen, unfolding the key factors that make some epidemics succeed, to help as also understand a bit more about the underlying rules of human behavior

How Tourism, Conservation, and Local Economies Can Work Together

Tourism 3.0 intends to tackle the challenge of caring for both the local economy and the environmental sustainability, among other issues. This article explains how these two challenges are correlated and how they can both be overcome with an integrated strategy.

Fostering engagement and high performance

Beyond culture change to build collaborative and innovative organizations, it is also necessary to create a culture oriented to engagement and performance. This article provides a few clues on how to make this happen.

Why are Bland Brands So Common? PART TWO

Defining an optimum destination brand requires first to define the destination’s competitive position. However, this may entail many different types of challenges.