ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

12
Apr
2018
JOINING THE MILE-HIGH (SOCIAL) CLUB

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.

09
Mar
2018
SHARING ECONOMY: ENEMY OR ALLY?

7 -min. read Ana Andjelic explores how, far from being the enemy of high-end hospitality, the sharing economy’s tech upstarts are prompting the next generation of rebellious travel brands to reinvent themselves and emerge stronger than ever.

White Guy Blinking
07
Feb
2018
Influence: Stay in the Loop

5 -min. read The unstoppable rise of the humble GIF has placed it firmly in the cultural zeitgeist, with brands from Airbnb to Apple getting in on the (moving) action. Lisa Davidson explores how the travel industry can capitalise on the wordless revolution.

21
Nov
2017
LOST IN TRANSLATION? THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

7 -min. read Visual language: the brain-ache of high-end travel brands… It’s one of the make-or-break factors that either veers you towards industry domination or demolition. James Davidson explores the importance of meaning and purpose behind a brand’s aesthetic.

31
Aug
2017
FIGHT CLUB: CAN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY WIN ITS WAR AGAINST AIRBNB?

9 -min. read Lawsuits and legislations are desperate and futile against a company that is valued as much as Hilton and Hyatt combined. Perhaps it’s time for hotels to reconsider what they are and what they can be, to embrace what Airbnb offers and to capitalise on what they don’t, argues James Davidson.

29
Aug
2017
#INTERIORPORN: REBELLIOUS DESIGN TRENDS TO TURN YOU ON

2 -min. read Who said contemporary has to mean minimalist? From souped-up classicism to eye-popping maximalism, the younger generation of rebel brands are constantly questioning what ‘the shock of the new’ means today. Emma Love trawls the ‘gram to bring you 2017’s hottest interior design trends.

24
Mar
2017
REFRESHING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IN YOSHINO, JAPAN

3 -min. read In an era of over-production, injecting new life into old things or even abandoned traditions may well be the future, as at Japan’s Yoshino Cedar House.

10
Mar
2017
3 UPSTART START-UPS TRANSLATING THE SHARING ECONOMY IN TRAVEL

3 -min. read Checking in with a few lesser-known sharing economy start-up brands that are pushing the boundaries of what travel can be.

Her, Spike Jonze
24
Feb
2017
THE EMPATHY (R)EVOLUTION AND THE BACKLASH TO AI IN TRAVEL

6 -min. read As artificial intelligence edges ever closer to Spike Jonze’s imagination, we’re losing the very thing that sets us apart from machines: empathy.

05
Dec
2016
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME: PUTTING THE EXPERIENCE BACK INTO TRAVEL

7 -min. read As the war between the old guard and the new heats up, it’s never been more important for hotels to feed travellers’ craving for experience.

04
Nov
2016
DREAM TO BE DIFFERENT: STANDING UP TO THE HOMOGENISATION OF CULTURE

7 -min. read Where have all the individuals gone? At a time when social media has created a ‘global village’, maybe a little dissonance wouldn’t be a bad thing.

10
Jun
2016
CHIP CONLEY, AKA THE BLACK SHEEP

7 -min. read Airbnb and Joie de Vivre’s Chip Conley on bridging the gap between hotels and shared economy travel

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