Trends from other businesses influencing or applicable to the tourism industry
Fostering the adoption of the practices and values proposed in the Vision of Tourism 3.0 entails transforming progressively the mindset of the tourism industry leaders towards a culture of collaboration and innovation.
Such efforts may well start in the top levels of the regional tourism boards, governments or industry associations. Either of these may take the lead in promoting the practices of Tourism 3.0 throughout the region down to the local levels, and a possible way to do so is by establishing a Destination Intelligence 3.0 system. This entails three main activities:
- Capturing intelligence in the outbound markets
- Monitoring the tourism activity in the destination
- Leveraging the collective intelligence through an open innovation system
Destination intelligence 3.0 sets the stage for tourism destinations to develop their innovation strategy, providing a series of information flows and tools that facilitate and stimulate destination stakeholders to envision the need for innovation not only on the product development area but also on a more holistic approach encompassing all building blocks of the business model to continually improve the destination’s competitiveness. Further, it envisions how this practice is to become a key discipline in sustaining competitiveness and improving the destination’s marketing efficiency and effectiveness.
Apart from the consultancy reports, do you thing that intelligence reports elaborated by industry associations, governments and tourist boards are satisfactory to guide strategy, marketing and innovation planning in local destinations? If not, what is missing?