Category: Innovation

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

Destination Models 3.0: shaping the new generation of destination business models (I)

Destination models 3.0 are conceived as collaborative models which intend to leverage the creativity and know-how of all the stakeholder community to gain competitive advantage over their competitors by engaging them in contributing in the product and marketing contents co-creation as well as developing a large network of brand ambassadors who create and deliver stories about the life-transforming experiences that take place in the destination

Transforming mission driven destinations’ marketing system

Destination marketing 3.0 intends to transform the destination’s marketing system towards a more collaborative and innovative approach empowering all stakeholders to become co-creators and brand ambassadors

Approaching tourism 3.0: Destination marketing 3.0

For mission driven destinations such as ecotourism, transformation is to be carried out only in the marketing system, leveraging the human spirit mission of the destination to make and tell compelling stories among other contents

Approaching tourism 3.0: Destination intelligence 3.0

The tourism intelligence 3.0 approach fosters transformation towards a more collaborative and innovative culture at a regional level, also empowering all the industry stakeholders through open innovation to contribute with their knowledge and creativity for a more sustainable tourism development

Approaching tourism 3.0: Destination models 3.0

Destination models 3.0 entail full transformation of the destination regarding the whole business model. Its complexity stays mostly on the integration of existing businesses in a collaborative platform

Envisioning different approaches to tourism 3.0

Integrating the concepts of Tourism 3.0 in destinations is likely to be a major challenge. Hereby are presented three approaches attaining different degrees of transformation and at different levels

Key concepts of tourism 3.0: Open innovation

Open innovation is a key strategy to leverage the creativity and intelligence from all stakeholders, encompassing contributions on business model innovation, product development and marketing contents

Key concepts of tourism 3.0: Co-creation

As a result of the culture of collaboration and the empowerment of all stakeholders in contributing to the product development and elaboration of marketing contents, co-creation is at the heart of Marketing 3.0

Key concepts of tourism 3.0: Tourists 3.0, the creative society

The key tourists to be targeted are those know as the creative society: they are concerned about the impact of the tourism activity on the environment and the local communities, are driven by the aim for contribution to make the world a better place and for spiritual fulfillment above other motivations; further, they behave like creative activists and brand ambassadors for those businesses addressing their concerns

The Vision of Tourism 3.0

The Vision of Tourism 3.0 depicts how Marketing 3.0 is likely to shape the destinations’ development strategies, business models and marketing systems, as well as the positive impacts that they may have in the environment and the society.