HOTEL & TOURISM SMARTreport #32

2016 Winter Edition

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CONTENTS

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
EVENTS
ELITE TRAVEL TRENDS
AMERICAS & CARIBBEAN
INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

LOCAL FLAVOURS ON A GLOBAL SCALE

Touching the real thing… Experiences… through sight, sound, touch, smell, taste and most importantly, sentiment, are what travellers want today. Gone is the epoch of the “global” hotel. In this edition of the SMARTreport, we look at a number of wonderful examples of hotels that immerse one in the local culture and flavour. This differentiation through localisation is underlined in our exclusive interview with Laurence Onfroy, CEO and founder of TemptingPlaces. Her understanding of the evolution of market demand has spawned a vision that is very much in line with this trend towards veritable local experiences.

Catering to sentiment and personal situations of the traveller at any particular time in his or her life governs what they want to see and do, and this is the subject of our interview with elite travel advisor Olivier Glasberg of Succès Voyages in France.

In this edition, we also spotlight the evolution of travel and tourism in the Americas, where the strong Greenback has created a new dynamic over the past year.

And our innovations and technologies section highlights ways hoteliers are leveraging “new tech” to not only create a more comfortable and interesting stay for the traveller, but also create new streams of revenue.

Enjoy the read!