Reimagining travel: Thailand tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic


International tourism is a major contributor to Thailand’s economy. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Tourism Thailand Economic Studies

Reimagining tourism: How Vietnam can accelerate travel recovery


While domestic travel has kept the Vietnamese travel sector afloat, the industry needs to reinvent itself until international tourism resumes. Asia-Pacific Tourism Vietnam


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COVID-19 tourism spend recovery in numbers


Global tourism has been one of the most affected sectors during the COVID-19 crisis. Our tourism recovery model forecasts a cumulative drop of $3 trillion to $8 trillion before tourism expenditure returns to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Wall Street to Mission Control: Can space tourism pay off?


With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing earthly travel, space tourism may seem like a far-fetched dream—but some companies are betting on high demand.

Our Physical World Has Changed: Augmented Reality in Tourism

Tom Spencer

AR in the Tourism Sector. Many countries are currently facing problems in their tourism industries caused by a downturn in domestic and international travel due to COVID-19. Tourism Ministries are working on recovery packages and strategies to boost tourism.

Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?


As national borders consider reopening, a partnership between governments and the tourism industry will be essential. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport Infrastructure

Transformation tourism

Seth Godin Blog

Tourism is fun, but rarely transformative. "I bought the diet book, but ate my usual foods.". "I I filled the prescription, but didn't take the meds.". "I I took the course. well, I watched the videos. but I didn't do the exercises in writing.". Merely looking at something almost never causes change. If it was easy, you would have already achieved the change you seek. Change comes from new habits, from acting as if, from experiencing the inevitable discomfort of becoming

Fostering an inclusive urban-transit system


Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Rail TourismHow can we make traveling in cities safer and more comfortable for members of at-risk groups?

Outlook for China tourism in 2022: Trends to watch in uncertain times


McKinsey conducted five rounds of surveys to understand Chinese travelers’ sentiments—the latest results indicate an emerging pattern of periods of suppressed travel demand followed by a quick recovery. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

New York: A concrete jungle where dreams are still made


Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Tourism Travel, Logistics & InfrastructureBefore the COVID-19 pandemic, millions visited the Big Apple every year to fulfill their travel and business aspirations. What will it take for them to return?

Spain’s travel sector can’t afford to wait to recover. What can stakeholders do?


Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Hotels & resorts Tourism Travel agencies Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Western EuropeUnless steps are taken to stimulate recovery, more than $300 billion and 4.4 million jobs could be in jeopardy.

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French Tourism Down 10% on Average Following Terrorist Attacks


A few days ago a reader wanted to know how much European tourism declined in the wake of terrorist attacks. … Continue reading → Economics

Can inbound tourism fuel Japan’s economic growth?


The country struggles to attract Western visitors, tourists focus on limited destinations, and capacity is already stretched. Addressing these challenges could significantly boost the world’s third-largest economy. Our Insights

Cuba: A Tourism Conundrum

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Several of my friends just returned from a trip to Cuba and I've been reliving their adventures in Havana and Santiago through photos. Leisure travel to Cuba from the U.S. is still banned, but my friends were able to enter the country through the "people-to-people" program in which visitors interact with Cuban citizens in cultural activities. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit Customer Experience Marketing homepage

Creating Incentives to Reduce Healthcare Costs; Medical Tourism Can Save Us All Money


Graham explains How Domestic Medical Tourism Could Save Us All Money. One of the most under-reported medical success stories in recent years has been the increase in medical tourism: traveling abroad to get high-quality care at a fraction of what it would cost in the United States. The same Lasik eye surgery that might cost $4,400 here (for both eyes) is available in India, for example, for $500, according to the Medical Tourism Association.

Taking the Long View on Cuba's Tourism Opportunity


Article Thursday, May 04, 2017 Improved relations with the US have brought a flood of US travelers—and a potential boon for travel companies. The island’s aging infrastructure will lead to bumps and growing pains, but as demand grows, companies that invest for the long term and build relationships with Cuba’s government can capitalize. Article

Where Does the Airline Industry Go from Here?

Harvard Business

Government policy and regulation Economic cycles and trends Travel and tourism industry Aerospace and defense sector Digital Article

Perspectives on travel recovery: Germany


German tourism market to recover in 2023, faster than most other European markets. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

Perspectives on travel recovery: Portugal


COVID-19 puts 600.000 jobs at risk and leads to €60 billion GDP loss in the tourism sector in Portugal. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

A Mediterranean basin without a Mediterranean climate?


The Mediterranean’s signature climate drives tourism and agriculture in the region. What impact is climate change likely to have? Insights on Sustainability

Perspectives on travel recovery: Spain


million jobs at risk and 250,000 million euros in the Spanish tourism sector. COVID-19 puts 4.4 Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

Perspectives on travel recovery: UK


Domestic and International Tourism expected to recover to pre-crisis levels in 2024 and 2025 respectively. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

'Honestly, It's Not For Everyone' Nebraska Campaign Is Marketing Genius

Henry DeVries

Honestly, the new Nebraska tourism campaign is genius and a lesson to those who want to attract high-paying clients. Honesty is the best policy

Why to Schedule Your Next Conference in Dubai or Kuala Lumpur


Emerging economies are poised to attract tourism''s most lucrative niche market

Innovating the Mundane


Space tourism and self-driving cars are exciting to ponder, but what about just making our current systems work better

How to Establish Value in Your Consulting Fees

Consulting Success

” “Well, it will help them to attract more visibility and get more tourism and direct investment.” “So their reputation is important to them because they want to be seen as world-class and that will allow them to attract more tourism to their country and increase their foreign direct investment, right?” We went on to talk about the measurable value of tourism and direct investment for the buyer.

The FOOD Episode!

Harvard Business

In this special Thanksgiving edition taped a few days before the holiday, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss all things food, including food halls, the plastic problem, vertical farming, CBD menu sightings, culinary tourism, and fast whiskey. Financial markets Disruptive innovation Social responsibility Audio

Casual Apparel Outperforms High-End Fashion


Travel and tourism, consumer durables, consumer nondurables, and retail were the other four, and all five consumer industries finished in the top ten of the 28 industries we analyzed. Article Tuesday, December 13, 2016. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, the global fashion and luxury industry established a solid record of extremely strong value creation. More recently, however, the industry’s performance declined somewhat—a trend that has continued into 2016.

New Law in France: Limos Must Wait 15 Minutes Minimum Before Picking Up Rides


Note: "VTC" (Voiture de Tourisme avec Chauffeur) translates roughly as chauffeur driven touring car. According the Minister of Crafts, Trade and Tourism and the Interior Minister, the delay helps distinguish the activity of VTCs from taxis. Regardless, Hollande''s Minister of Crafts, Trade and Tourism and the Interior Minister ruled in favor of taxis. Want to arrange a limo in France to take you to the airport or go on a private tour?

The Secrets of Retail’s Repeat Top Performers


Travel and tourism, consumer durables, consumer nondurables, and fashion and luxury were the other four. Article Friday, January 20, 2017 During the past decade, the global retail industry established a solid record of very strong value creation. For the five years from 2011 through 2015, the industry’s performance declined somewhat in both absolute and relative terms. Still, it continues to deliver better value than most other industries.

What Cuba’s Economic Evolution Means for Multinationals


Two subsequent publications will analyze the country’s consumer and tourism industries.). Article Thursday, April 21, 2016. President Obama’s trip to Havana this spring was the first visit from a US president to Cuba in nearly 90 years. It also represented the latest step in a series of measures to improve relations between the two countries. As Cuba has begun to liberalize its economy, US companies have begun to show significant interest—and for good reason.

How Iceland 'Gets' Frictionless Experiences

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Although it was a short trip, it gave me a glimpse into a well-oiled tourism engine that companies should aspire to. Hospitality and travel companies could learn a lot from Iceland in terms of creating a frictionless guest experience. I recently visited Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, for a four-day vacation. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit Customer Engagement Customer Experience homepage

What is Consulting?

Tom Spencer

Consultants can work in a wide range of industries including automotive, CPG (consumer packaged goods), chemicals, defense, electronics, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, logistics, media, mining, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, private equity, retail, social sector, technology, telecommunications and tourism. (Source: Flickr ). Consulting” is a pretty general term, and doesn’t really give you a clear idea of what consultants actually do.

Sustainable Aviation: Emerging Trends and Opportunities

Tom Spencer

Space Tourism Market Share 2021 : Global Industry Size, Growth, Trend, Demand, Top Players, Opportunities and Forecast to 2026 with Leading Regions and Countries Data. Figure 1 : Innovations from NASA will help the US meet its sustainable aviation goals.

Understanding the Evolving Cuban Consumer


A third will analyze the country’s travel and tourism industry. Focus Thursday, June 02, 2016. Over the past 18 months, communications between the US and Cuba have improved significantly. The two countries now enjoy diplomatic relations, and President Obama’s recent trip to Havana was the first visit to Cuba by a US head of state in nearly 90 years. Restrictions on trade and travel are easing.

French Unemployment Rises Most in Three Years to Record Level


They fear a decline in activity in tourism and catering that would inevitably damage employment. The recovery in France appears to have stalled already, and this is from employment data before the terrorist attacks. Via translation from Les Echos. The number of Class A unemployed rose by 42,000 last month. This is the largest increase in nearly three years. Overseas included, France now has 3,810,000 unemployed, a new record.

5 activities or interests to add to your CV


Not only does learning another language make yourself available for roles in teaching, translating, tourism, and more; it can also strengthen your CV in a range of other ways. A common mistake some candidates seem to make is adding the wrong extracurricular activities to their CV or none at all.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in the Middle East

Management Consulted

Dubai is one of the firm’s newest offices, and for good reason – the city is a hot spot for tourism, real estate investment, trade, transportation, and financial services. Deloitte plays a pivotal role in serving Middle East’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds.

The Real Challenge to Turkey’s Economy Isn’t Terrorism

Harvard Business

Terrorism impacts tourism, but not for as long as you might think. It generally takes a country about 13 months to recover fully from a terrorist attack, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. This is because terrorist attacks don’t create substantial infrastructure or service provision damage that impairs the logistics and conduct of tourism. Turkey’s tourism economy is poised to recover from the recent airport attack.

Egypt Police Storm Pro-Mursi Camps; Deadly Clashes; Stocks Lower, Market Closed Until August 18


One of the major pillars of the Egyptian economy is tourism. The longer that the violence goes on, the longer it will take for Egypt to recover the type of tourism revenues it was generating before the revolution in 2011. Violence in Egypt took a turn for the worse as Police Storm Pro-Mursi Camps. Egypt’s security forces stormed two sit-ins in Cairo where Islamist supporters of former President Mohamed Mursi have been protesting his overthrow.