Category: Innovation

Business model innovation, open innovation and co-creation practices and case studies

Key concepts and ideas about Open Innovation

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.

Why is Open Innovation convenient for destinations?

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.

Decorated Street Festival in Gracia, a living example of Tourism 3.0

This old festival in a popular district of Barcelona is turning out to be a good benchmark for other destinations on how to develop Tourism 3.0

Attracting creative residents as a key success factor for destinations

Destinations focusing its development on the principles of the Tourism 3.0 approach need to be attractive not only for potential visitors but also for potential residents, especially those from the creative class. This article presents some research findings on this issue.

The marketing power of doing good

The power of doing good is also the power of creating a good reputation, and thus to create the virtuous circle of economic development. Simon Anholt’s TED Talk explains it well through his “Good Country Index” presentation.

Brilliant experiential marketing for Art Museums

Art Museums are many times unique cultural assets, although they do not attract as many visits as they could if potential visitors understood well the historical background where they were created, and therefore could enjoy it like a story.

Inspiration for Mixed Reality projects

As explained in the previous article, Mixed reality is one of the ultimate technologies that can help the tourism industry in developing cutting edge experiences to reproduce how life used to be during a visit to an old heritage site. This article explains further details that help us understand about the potential uses of this technology.

Envisioning Alternate Reality Games for marketing destinations

Alternate Reality games have been spreading worldwide since earlier than a decade ago. They are a very interesting phenomenon to use both as a marketing strategy, as a marketing product and as a strategy to attract and engage contributors to tackle social and environmental challenges in the destinations.

Envisioning Augmented Reality Games in destinations

Augmented reality has a great power to provide life-changing experiences in the field of edutainment and collaborative problem solving, beyond attracting and engaging visitors in a destination. This article provides many insights to understand why and how.

Building a culture of innovation: key strategies

Implementing culture change to foster innovation friendly mindsets and behaviors should be carried out following a series of specific strategies.