Category: Business trends

Trends from other businesses influencing or applicable to the tourism industry

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.

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.

How Pokemon Go can inspire tourism experiences: envisioning augmented reality in destinations (I)

Augmented Reality has been progressively integrated in the visitor’s experience, namely in tourist guide apps. However this technology could be leveraged for more ambitious marketing goals