Category: Innovation

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

Connected Museums and connected learning

Museums are the kind of tourism attractions that are not only to entertain but also to educate: they provide edutainment experiences. Many new technological breakthroughs help in enhancing these experiences

Shared decisions feel better

Empowering the local community to participate in the decision making of the destination’s development is not only a smart way to leverage the collective intelligence but also to commit the locals in the tourism business, as they are actually a very important factor in its success

Dinner at my home? It’s 30 Euros

After transport sharing, home accommodation, home dinning is the latest trend in the collaborative tourism

Guides that are not guides

The raise of collaborative platforms is going beyond accommodation or transport sharing, to boost tourism experiences with locals such as sightseeing, dinning in private homes, etc.

Smart destinations

The SMART city trend is being introduced in the destination development strategies. This article explains the main features of Smart destinations, with some examples.

The innovation challenge in destinations

Destinations rivalry in the globalized travel market is stronger than ever, for it is necessary to develop ongoing innovation practices in many aspects of the business.

Collaborative tourism: is it an original business model?

Despite the innovative appeal of the so called collaborative platforms, there are many disadvantages in terms of risks for the consumer that are not usually taken into account, among many other issues upon which this article proposes a reflection

Digital transformation in Tourism

As in most industries, digital technology is also transforming the tourism business. However, the unique nature of this industry makes the digital transformation to be unique as well

Tourism 3.0 – Innovation and digital competences

Beyond the mega-trends that set Tourism 3.0 apart from conventional models, it is evident that not only the future but also the present state of the tourism industry is to be developed upon the new technologies along the whole industry value chain

Making collaboration efficient when face to face is not possible

The practice of co-creation -either for content or product- is essential for the development of destinations 3.0, but face to face co-creation is not likely to be feasible for most of the potential contributors. What about virtual co-creation?