3 -min. read In an always-on age where technology is evolving to mimic and even surpass human capabilities, the notion of a ‘connected’ experience is changing rapidly. As these insights from Ministry of Ideas prove, smart brands are embracing this shift and cashing in on the plentiful opportunities on offer…
6 -min. read What do Netflix and the mile-high club have in common? Not what you’d think. Surf Air’s VP Brand Partnerships and Events, Louise O’Riordan, tells Katie Palmer why subscription models will disrupt the future of travel.
6 -min. read Creative Class 2.0 is here: China’s ‘new hedonists’ are sophisticated self-optimisers, both at home and away. Beijing-based CHAO co-founder, Maurice Li, tells Katie Palmer how this psychographic is prompting China’s homegrown contemporary hotels to disrupt the future of travel.
2 -min. read The tension was palpable at THE REBELS and Closing Party as we waited to hear who from the shortlist our panel of creative class judges had chosen to take home a REBEL – check out the winners.
2 -min. read We selected a panel of creative class leaders to judge this year’s REBELS entries live on the show floor – check out who made the shortlist.
2 -min. read The Ministry of Ideas draws inspiration from outside of the travel industry in a bid to inspire the future of contemporary travel. Set at EAST Miami, the 2017 edition kicked off on Sunday with a line-up of over 30 speakers across four stages, and was as diverse as it was fascinating.
2 -min. read In light of recent controversies involving The Tangerine One, eight senior travel editors and writers share their optimistic predictions for travel trends emerging in year ahead.
2 -min. read LE Event Director Cj Holden is hanging up his pink sunglasses, so we’re on the lookout for a new member of the BLM team. Reckon you’ve got what it takes?
< 1 -min. read After a poolside meeting of minds over mocktails first thing, our Big Ideas speakers handed over to a rebellious faction of industry influencers for the second part of this year’s Ministry of Ideas un-conference: Shared Ideas.
< 1 -min. read Throughout this week, LE Music Producer Jared Dietch has conducted the mood of the collective from behind his decks on
7 -min. read Airbnb and Joie de Vivre’s Chip Conley on bridging the gap between hotels and shared economy travel
3 -min. read Top insights from the Travel Managers at LE’s first Creative Corporate Lab.
7 -min. read Inés Miró-Sans from Casa Bonay in Barcelona on redefining the concept of a luxury travel brand as an organic, crowd-sourced movement
5 -min. read We investigate how Visit West Hollywood is breaking stereotypes with virtual reality marketing from YouVisit.
< 1 -min. read Josh Wagner is back with some words of wisdom to get you through hump day (and probably a hangover) on this, the third day of LE 2016.
3 -min. read We take a look at the emerging contemporary travel trends as told by the collective at our first Ministry of Ideas un-conference.
< 1 -min. read It’s the first day of meetings at LE 2016 and Master of the Ministry Josh Wagner is here with a motivational morning message to help you rise and shine.
7 -min. read Salt Hotels’ David Bowd on reinventing the B&B and making service cool again
< 1 -min. read Introducing the second instalment of forward-thinking rebels who’ll be presenting their Big Ideas at this year’s Ministry of Ideas.
4 -min. read Jared Dietch will be returning to the LE show floor as part of FRINGE, our new home to the hottest rebels in travel tech and innovation.
< 1 -min. read For the 2016 Ministry of Ideas, check out the first instalment of inspired rebels who’ll be telling us their Big Ideas to change the future of travel.
2 -min. read Tell us your Big Idea to change the future of travel – the most inspired and downright provocative rebels will present at the Ministry of Ideas on 6 June.
2 -min. read This year, LE will host the travel industry’s first un-conference. For the Ministry of Ideas 2016, you – the collective – will decide on the content.
< 1 -min. read Get in the holiday spirit with our festive playlist from music producer Jared Dietch. Happy holidays, collective!