Category: Travel and Tourism

Feature in Blick am Abend (Switzerland, in German): Zukunft des Reisens, Futurist Gerd Leonhard

If you speak / read German, this was just published in Blick am Abend here in Switzerland. Enjoy. BlickamAbend_2015-04-08 1 Gerd Leonhard Reise Zukunft  (PDF) Doch was der technische Fortschritt verändern wird, ist die Vermarktung von Ferien. «Der Tourismus der Zukunft ist hypervernetzt, mobil und sozial.» Bei der Planung der Reise helfen ...

New video: digital transformation in travel, tourism, airlines: TFA presents #6 (conversation)

This sixth episode of ‘TFA presents’ features futurists Simon Torrance, Rohit Talwar and Gerd Leonhard talking about the future of travel, tourism, airlines, and how that relates to big data and technology. The Futures Agency http://thefuturesagency.com/ is a global network of some 30+ futurists that do speaking engagements, conferences, future ‘experiences’ i.e. seminars ...

Must-watch: have a conversation with Google Translate – YouTube (will our kids still learn languages?)

Finally catching up with SayHi :))  Pretty mind-boggling via Have a conversation with Google Translate – YouTube.

Sonae FINCO’14 – Flash Interview with Gerd Leonhard on Digital Obesity and what makes us human

In this short video short at SONAE’s Finco event in Lisbon (see more here, including my slides) I comment on topics such as the future of work and where technology is taking us, digital ethics, telepresence, digital obesity, the future of travel and more.   via Sonae FINCO’14 – Flash Interview Gerd Leonhard – ...

Interesting initiative: Marriott Hotels Virtual Travel Experience (video)

Marriott Hotels created a virtual travel experience including live-action video, a mix of CGI and 4-D elements to deliver an unprecedented feeling of actually being in Hawaii and London. Watch this immersive experience come to life in this behind-the-scenes video. Learn more at TravelBrilliantly.com. via Behind-the-Scenes with Marriott Hotels Virtual Travel ...

My presentation from today’s talk on the future of business in a networked society (GBTA conference Praque)

2 sources: Dropbox (7MB PDF) Gerd’s Owncloud (7MB PDF) Event details (GBTA Europe Conference Prague)

Slides and Video from ‘Think with Google’ Travel event in Sao Paulo August 23 2013

…are now available here.  Thanks to Google for inviting me to this event, and for hosting me in Sao Paulo for the past 3 days and the 2 other events. Update October 5: complete transcript now available here (PDF download via owncloud) Update: the complete video with my talk is now available! A ...

New Report by Amadeus: Hotels 2020 (free download)

My Futures Agency colleague Rohit Talwar and his company Fast Future Research wrote this report, take a look if you are interested in the Future of Hotels and Tourism Hotels 2020: Beyond segmentation. A major new report, ‘Hotels 2020: Beyond Segmentation’, reveals the spectrum of choices and preferences of future guests and what ...

JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out (forget the ‘fear of missing out’ aka FOMO)

Just found this in this very clued-in presentation by JTW Intelligence on Slideshare (100 things to watch out for in 2013). At least in my life, this trend is getting very real:))

The Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists, in Maps (The Atlantic)

For all of you that travel as much as I do, this may be useful:) So, which countries should foreign travelers avoid, or at least be especially careful in? Statistics for attacks on tourists are hard to come by, but one way to look at travel risks is through the travel ...

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