Just like LE’s guest list is our edit of industry rebels, THE SHIFT is our edit of the most rebellious, inspiring and cutting-edge happenings in contemporary travel.

This is where you’ll find the most exciting new openings from around the globe; meet the rebels imagining the future of travel; and track the trends and innovations taking travel artistry to the next level.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – BLURRED LINES

Niki Leondakis & Michael Levie reviewed how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations.

09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – STEVEN PEDIGO

“In the creative age, creativity is the new luxury for the Creative Class, inspired by authenticity, artisanship and craftsmanship”

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09
Jun
2015
MINSITRY OF IDEAS 2015 – KJELL NORDSTRÖM

“Tribalism is an efficient and effective way of holding a group of people together”

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – LIFE ON THE EDGE

Claus Sendlinger and Avi Brosh discuss what the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – EXPRESS YOURSELF

Kevin O’Shea and Mari Balestrazzi came together to discuss what design attracts the contemporary creative traveller.

MOI 2015-3
09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – CURATE COLLECTIVELY

Mike Savas and Jonas Rask Eilersen got together to discuss how travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value.

Curate Post
09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – CLUTTER CUTTERS

Josh Katz and Anthony Ingham got together to discuss how you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – GROWING PAINS

Brad Wilson and Tina Edmundson got together to discuss how the lifestyle sector and niche hotel brands can launch additional properties yet retain a boutique experience.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – SIZE MATTERS

David Bowd and Raul Leal got together to discuss whether big and boutique can ever go hand-in-hand.

09
Jun
2015
GOOD MORNING MIAMI: TUESDAY EDITION

Good Morning, Gorgeous! Wake up with Josh Wagner and find out what’s on deck at LE Miami.

09
Jun
2015
REBEL RECAP – 9 JUNE 2015

Some highlights from LE Miami 2015.

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09
Jun
2015
MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2015 – KEEP THEM KEEN

Ben Pundole and Jason Pomeranc got together to discuss what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – BEN PUNDOLE

Once you’ve identified and curated your crowd amongst today’s fickle traveller, how can you keep them coming back for more? In a world where ‘cool’ is constantly changing, we’ll discover what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – JASON POMERANC

Once you’ve identified and curated your crowd amongst today’s fickle traveller, how can you keep them coming back for more? In a world where ‘cool’ is constantly changing, we’ll discover what it takes to win the loyalty of the notoriously disloyal trendsetting crowd, while maintaining your individuality and authenticity.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – ANTHONY INGRAM

How do you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand? Taking inspiration from the wider creative and advertising industries, we’ll find out how to cut through the clutter and effectively manage a brand – right from inception through to everyday marketing and touchpoints.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – JOSH KATZ

How do you create and sustain a buzz amongst today’s media-saturated savvy travellers when marketing a travel brand? Taking inspiration from the wider creative and advertising industries, we’ll find out how to cut through the clutter and effectively manage a brand – right from inception through to everyday marketing and touchpoints.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – DAVID BOWD

Can big and boutique ever go hand-in-hand? We’ll discover whether the traditionally defining requirement of a boutique hotel to have a small number of rooms still resonates with the contemporary crowd – or whether some larger establishments with a nonetheless ’boutique’ attitude could also lay claim to the title, and what this means going forward.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – JONAS RASK EILERSEN

How can travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value? With the rise of OTAs and ever-increasing industry competition, we’ll investigate how to get the upper hand through utilising personal relationships to identify the values of today’s traveller and deliver what they really want.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – MIKE SAVAS

How can travel brands and travel designers collaborate more effectively to add imaginative value? With the rise of OTAs and ever-increasing industry competition, we’ll investigate how to get the upper hand through utilising personal relationships to identify the values of today’s traveller and deliver what they really want.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – RAUL LEAL

Can big and boutique ever go hand-in-hand? We’ll discover whether the traditionally defining requirement of a boutique hotel to have a small number of rooms still resonates with the contemporary crowd – or whether some larger establishments with a nonetheless ’boutique’ attitude could also lay claim to the title, and what this means going forward.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – BRAD WILSON

As the lifestyle sector continues to expand and niche hotel brands launch additional properties, how can they scale up yet retain a boutique experience? With the concept of ‘cool’ at increasing danger of being exploited, we’ll figure out how to build a successful brand without alienating the original trendsetting crowd that made you.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – TINA EDMUNDSON

As the lifestyle sector continues to expand and niche hotel brands launch additional properties, how can they scale up yet retain a boutique experience? With the concept of ‘cool’ at increasing danger of being exploited, we’ll figure out how to build a successful brand without alienating the original trendsetting crowd that made you.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – AVI BROSCH

If lifestyle has gone mainstream, what do the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy? As traditional splinters and the parameters of mainstream widen, we’ll investigate whether the transition from boutique to design to lifestyle hotel is really more than just a question of semantics.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – CLAUS SENDLINGER

If lifestyle has gone mainstream, what do the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy? As traditional splinters and the parameters of mainstream widen, we’ll investigate whether the transition from boutique to design to lifestyle hotel is really more than just a question of semantics.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – MARI BALESTRAZZI

With minimalist modernism, shabby chic and nostalgic opulence all attracting creative travellers, what does contemporary look like today?

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – KEVIN O’SHEA

With minimalist modernism, shabby chic and nostalgic opulence all attracting creative travellers, what does contemporary look like today?

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – MICHAEL LEVIE

What does the proliferation of lifestyle brands at the mid- and low-ends of the market today say about the high-end traveller of tomorrow? We’ll review how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations, and try to decipher which end of the market is really calling the shots.

08
Jun
2015
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – NIKI LEONDAKIS

What does the proliferation of lifestyle brands at the mid- and low-ends of the market today say about the high-end traveller of tomorrow? We’ll review how the latest travel trends are impacting luxury consumers’ expectations, and try to decipher which end of the market is really calling the shots.

08
Jun
2015
REBEL RECAP – 8 JUNE 2015

Some highlights from LE Miami 2015.

designing the evolution
01
Jun
2015
DESIGNING THE EVOLUTION

It’s not often you’ll find the biggest names in contemporary travel all in one room. It’s even more unlikely that you’ll find them teamed up, armed with coloured felt tips and sticky notes, competing to win a bright pink bottle of vodka…

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