Environmental education was the key to making Singapore the clean, organized, and efficient city it is today.
Entrepreneurs want to live in places that have inspirational settings, a clean environment, good infrastructure, and a vibrant support community.
On a recent visit to Belgrade, Serbia, my wife and I had a chance to experience the tourism offerings of this capital city. Situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers on the Balkan Peninsula, Belgrade is emerging from the turmoil of the late 1990s and early 2000s as a regional center of … Continue reading Tourism Development in Belgrade, Serbia
Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus VR, the ongoing evolution of wearable computing like Google Glass, and the increasingly immersive experience of Google’s Street View, suggest that most travelers in a few years will have already visited a destination in virtual reality before arriving in person. Thus, for the successful tourism entrepreneur, enticing visitors will require … Continue reading Google Maps Enters the 4th Dimension
The fresh, mouth-watering foods on display at the Modena market are incredible. Try the pesto alla genovese on warm bread.
In the year 2014, the world of tourism marketing will be turned upside-down. Historians will mark the year as the dawn of the Age of Augmented Reality and the merger of our physical and digital worlds. This is the year that Google will introduce its Glass eyewear to the general public. For an overview of … Continue reading Glass Destinations
The design for Apple Computer’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California, suggests that the US$5 billion dollar building will be as sleek and modern as the iPads, iPhones and computers that the company produces. This spaceship-like building will run entirely on renewable energy, will use natural ventilation for 75% of the year, and will sit amongst … Continue reading The University Centrifuge: Spin-offs and Economic Development
It was morning in Mumbai, and the chicken I had been watching peck away at piles of rubbish decided to cross the road. While the hum of city traffic was increasing with each passing minute, the street my wife and I were standing on remained mercifully devoid of cars and rickshaws, thus ensuring the chicken’s … Continue reading A Tour of Mumbai’s Dharavi
The Art of Destination Marketing lies in attracting visitors who will stay overnight in a location and drive hotel occupancy rates higher. In San Marino, a city-state completely surrounded by Italy, tourism promoters are working feverishly to encourage people to stay the night and spend more money. However, with swarms of camera-toting tourists quickly passing … Continue reading Nighttime Events
How do you encourage the largest group of tourists in the world to visit your destination? You sell them your Mandarins. Travel in Mandarin China ground to a halt today after being inundated with a thick, toxic smog. With visibility less than 500 meters around Beijing, flights were canceled and driving was discouraged, offering the people … Continue reading Selling the Mandarins