9 -min. read In a hyper-connected world where people are reportedly lonelier than ever, Lisa Davidson looks to technology, AI and the rise of the co-living and co-working movements for inspiration on how the travel industry can tap into the basic human need for relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 -min. read Airbnb and Joie de Vivre’s Chip Conley on bridging the gap between hotels and shared economy travel