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This post was originally published as a guest post on DestinationThink! here. After interviewing dozens of destination marketing leaders, Destination Think! identified fifty individual, albeit interrelated, challenges facing the industry. They then grouped these...read more
DestinationThink! is getting ready for its Summit in New York in October (pdf) and one of the themes is titled Profit and Planet. Partly in preparation, the following discussion formed the third in a series of interviews conducted by David Archer of Destination Think!...read more
This post describes the characteristics of “wicked problems” and suggests that given forecasts of tourism’s continued growth, the term might apply. The designation is important because wicked problems cannot be solved in conventional ways. A new kind of thinking is required.read more
The capacity to survive and innovate in periods of change develops when people behave like meerkats and look out for one another and the group. Given a potential unwillingness to identify “over tourism” as a threat to tourism, it would appear there are more ostriches at work and we need more meerkats.read more
On Wednesday of this week I set off for New York to join 150 people committed to figuring out how to make responsible tourism go mainstream at the Travel + Social Good 2016 Summit. I’m encouraged because it won’t be a talkfest but a re-design workathon. I am...read more
Almost for as long as tourism has existed, we’ve heard the expression ” don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg” yet over the same time has carried on growing regardless. It looks like 2016 will be the year when it becomes obvious that...read more