Category: Business trends

Trends from other businesses influencing or applicable to the tourism industry

Designing and developing a network of innovators (III)

Beyond attracting all kinds of contributors, there have to be some strategic guidelines to foster engagement and stimulate contribution on an ongoing basis. This article provides some guidelines for this purpose.

Designing and developing a network of innovators (II)

Following with the first article of this series, this second article focuses on the strategy phases targeting the other three groups of stakeholders: employees outside the marketing team, the destination business partners, the local community members and the value-driven communities.

Designing and developing a network of innovators (I)

Following with the talent attraction strategy, this coming series of three articles explains how to build a network of innovators, setting a roadmap based on three phases for different types of contributors. This article focuses on describing the different kinds of targeted contributors, and defining how to build a network with the first kind of target contributors: the leaders and the influencers.

Collaborative marketing, a key concept to develop Marketing 3.0 for SMEs

Today┬┤s consumers do not want to be mere product buyers, but rather want to collaborate with their favorite brands and participate in the development of new products that better adapt to their needs and motivations.

Top tourism trends for 2020 (I)

As it happens in all industries, tourism is changing faster than ever due to social, economic and technological changes. Integrating them within your business strategy turns them into new opportunities to leap forward. This series of articles presents the key trends that will shape the travel industry along this coming year 2020, and probably beyond.

Destinations with a soul (I)

Ingraining values and a mission related to sustainability in the vision of an organization or a destination is much more than an idealistic purpose. It is a truly visionary venture, so long as the spirit or soul of the organization not only transforms its environment, but also creates conditions for business sustainability and delivers extra value to its clients and stakeholders that pays off in the mid and long term.

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.

Reaching Millennials- Tips from Music Festival Marketing

Millennials are one of the latest challenging target segments, requiring innovative products and marketing. This article provides some tips on how to develop effective marketing to attract them.

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.

Tourism Marketing with Instagram

As marketing has been evolving from offline to online, and within online to social media, also within social media there are some emerging platforms taking the lead in social media marketing, and even more when it comes to tourism marketing: Instagram is nowadays one of the social media platforms that cannot be overlooked in any destination marketing plan.