The potential beyond the threshold of space tourism: hypersonic travel, solar system colonization and more

Trends in the Living Networks

I was just interviewed on ABC TV about the news that Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is going public through a merger with Social Capital Hedosophia, to be the first publicly listed space tourism company.

The future of travel and tourism: safe adventures, real-time guidance, and new frontiers

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week, as part of the ongoing weekly future series on the Morning Show, I spoke about the future of travel and tourism. A massive rise in sustainable tourism , with low impact hotels and activities and the opportunity to observe rare species.

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Here's What New Zealand Did Today After Two Months of Coronavirus Lockdown


coronavirus covid 19 jacinda ardern new zealand georgia donald trump president trump travel international travel health pandemics government tourismThe government of New Zealand lifted most of the country’s strict lockdown measures today after almost two months. What did New Zealanders do?

Defeat of Bathroom Bill Saved $7.4 Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO

Future of CIO

Jones predicted that if the bathroom bill had passed, it would have crippled the Texas tourism economy. Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO appeared first on Smart Meetings. More than 26.7 million people visited Dallas in 2016, adding an estimated $7.4

ERP: How Does This Software Benefit the Travel Industry?

IT Toolbox

ERP automates various business operations, making it a valuable resource in the travel and tourism sector. This software streamlines day-to-day processes, such as payroll, lead generation, reporting and human resources management, and provides travel agents, hoteliers and tour operators with the resources they need to manage their businesses. Here are some of the benefits

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The future of urban air: innovations shaping air quality, smells, senses, and social divides

Trends in the Living Networks

The map highlights issues such as the prevalence of ‘smog refugees’, who leave cities in search of clean air, and fresh air tourism, where hotels and stores aimed at the luxury market promote a clean air experience.

Staying Ahead of Cyber Attacks


occurred within the business sector (retail services, hospitality, tourism, professional, trade, transportation, etc.). Picking up a newspaper and turning on the TV, one is instantly confronted with news of yet another cyber hack. With cyber attacks headlining the news, millions of people are concerned with whether their personal information has been breached. These attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated and targeted, and are affecting both government and commercial sectors.

New framework: 2013 and beyond – What will appear and disappear in our lives

Trends in the Living Networks

Space tourism. As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. As every year, at Future Exploration Network we are using a substantially different format from our most other annual frameworks, 12 Themes for 2012 and Zeitgeist 2011.

COVID-19 lessons from Iceland: How one Nordic country has all but stopped the virus in its tracks


The next big step will be reopening the country to tourism, one of the key drivers of its economy. Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Chris Yunker, via Flickr , Creative Commons 2.0. At first glance, Iceland’s COVID-19 statistics might seem contradictory.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes digging Las Vegas tunnels

The Verge

We’ve got a growing city and growing tourism base and we need all the options that are reasonably available in order to move folks, so we think all of those different options are important to maintain,” he said. The Boring Company’s test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.

Brexit: How it Will Influence the Global Auto Industry


Tourism to London and other British cities now offers some bargain values. Jeremy Sutter. An Historic Referendum. In June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom decided by a nearly 52% to 48% vote to direct Britain to opt out of the European Union. Automotive industry analysts still wrestle with predicting the long term implications of the referendum. How will the issue impact auto makers? Currency Issues. The immediate impact of Brexit appeared in a weakening of the British Pound Sterling.

Interactive 3D Tour – the effect of full presence!


Tourism. Modern technology does not stand still, constantly evolving. It brings convenience and comfort to many spheres of human activity. Active introduction of 3D technologies into commercial sphere can allow achieving great success.

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[Guide] 2018 State of the Airline Industry

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In 2015, the world’s airlines carried more than three billion passengers, and today aviation and related tourism supports more than 60 million jobs worldwide. The airline industry is scrutinized by passengers and analysts alike, mostly for two reasons. One, many people take one or more flights a year and have personal experiences that leave lasting impressions. Two, the industry’s economic impact is unprecedented.

Live blogging the MegaTrends conference

Trends in the Living Networks

The conference was opened by His Excellency Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, a member of the Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi royal family, and chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and several other government bodies. He said that they have recently re-examined their forecasts, and still predict 15% growth in tourism each year over the next years. I’m at the MegaTrends conference in Abu Dhabi where I will be giving my keynote this afternoon. I’ll be live blogging the morning sessions.

66 countries and counting. Welcome Bahrain and The UAE to Spearline fixed line testing!

Spearline Testing

Over 12 million tourists visit the UAE per year; tourism now accounts for over 10% of the nation’s GDP. At Spearline, we are always trying to replicate your customers' call experience. Diversity of coverage is crucial - you need to know that your numbers are being tested against a wide range of global networks. We are therefore delighted to welcome The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to Spearline fixed line testing.

Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

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The mindset was to consider the changes in relative sizes of industries in the economy, such as manufacturing getting smaller and tourism becoming larger. I am currently preparing a number of keynotes for senior business audiences over coming weeks.

5 (more) IT trends to watch in 2019 and beyond

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Instead, it has found tons of use cases from marketing campaigns and classroom education to tourism and remote work, meaning it’s not just cool, it’s useful. Summary: As technology evolves at an ever-increasing pace, it brings major changes to the IT department.

Here are all the winners of the 2020 Webby Awards

The Verge

Public Service & Activism (Series & Campaigns): Malaria Must Die Voice Petition by R/GA; Wildlife Tourism Campaign by National Geographic. Tourism & Leisure : Go Back To Africa by FCB/SIX; NATIONAL PARKS: CIVILIZATION SUCKS by GREY NEW YORK. Image: Some Good News.

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Disruptive innovation in professional services: the value in expertise

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He focuses on many of the systemic and process issues, however aspects disrupting doctor’s provision of expertise include medical tourism and tele-surgery. The concept of disruptive innovation is now well-recognized in business. It was originally described by Clayton Christensen almost exclusively in terms of products – often technology-based – such as storage devices.

Top Email Marketing Trends for 2019


One of the industries that has greater effectiveness is the tourism, with opening rates superior to 50%. Information Technology Blog - - Top Email Marketing Trends for 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Around 3.8

When Mentoring, CIOs Should Look Outside Of Their Own Firm

The Accidental Successful CIO

Perhaps when CIOs mentor, they should think outside of the box Image Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. As though being the CIO is not a big enough job just by itself. Now we remember that there is that whole mentoring thing that we really should be doing.

The World in 2030: Four scenarios for long-term planning and strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

Affluence drives tourism and travel. This morning I did the opening keynote to the top executive team of a major their strategy offsite. It's not appropriate to share the full presentation, however I can share the rough scenarios I presented for the world to 2030.

Australia takes the wrong path on Twitter advertising disclosure

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This followed the announcement on ABC’s MediaWatch program that celebrity chef Matt Moran, among others, had accepted payment from South Australia’s Tourism Board for tweets. On Saturday I was interviewed on ABC24 about the news that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had said that it is acceptable for celebrities to do paid promotions on Twitter without disclosing their affiliation.

Announcement of Crowdsourcing Week: Singapore April 2013

Trends in the Living Networks

Curating content spanning the areas of Science/Tech, Enterprise, Government/NGO & Citizen Journalism, Crowdfunding, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Fashion, Film, Photography, Tourism and Open Source. Crowdsourcing is moving to the center not just of discussion, but of business and society. That is becoming increasingly evident through the events being run as well as in what companies are doing.

The VMware View Of Software Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  The US Interstate project enabled commerce and tourism.  VMworld is upon us, and -- amidst all the noise and chatter -- VMware is quietly laying out the first chapter in how it views software-defined storage.    ??.

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Sneak preview: Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson - Trends in the Living Networks

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