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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Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – BEN PUNDOLE

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: KEEP THEM KEEN – JASON POMERANC

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – ANTHONY INGRAM

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: CLUTTER CUTTERS – JOSH KATZ

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – DAVID BOWD

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – JONAS RASK EILERSEN

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: CURATE COLLECTIVELY – MIKE SAVAS

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: SIZE MATTERS – RAUL LEAL

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – BRAD WILSON

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: GROWING PAINS – TINA EDMUNDSON

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – AVI BROSCH

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: LIFE ON THE EDGE – CLAUS SENDLINGER

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – MARI BALESTRAZZI

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

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: EXPRESS YOURSELF – KEVIN O’SHEA

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

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – MICHAEL LEVIE

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
SHARED IDEAS: BLURRED LINES – NIKI LEONDAKIS

1 -min. read 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.

14
Jan
2016
REBEL RECAP – 8 JUNE 2015

1 -min. read Some highlights from LE Miami 2015.

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14
Jan
2016
DESIGNING THE EVOLUTION

3 -min. read 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…

14
Jan
2016
INSIDE THE CREATIVE CLASS

2 -min. read LE Miami was partly inspired by Richard Florida’s concept of the creative class, which he coined back in 2002 with the publication of his groundbreaking book ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’.

Real Talk
14
Jan
2016
REAL TALK

6 -min. read The contemporary travel industry is no stranger to evolution, with hotels perhaps showing their greatest spirit of rebellion through powerful and engaging design in the early 80s in New York.

PLAYING AT WORK
14
Jan
2016
PLAYING AT WORK

2 -min. read There’s a reason we dole out shades at LE Miami: because when it pays to party, they’re a next-day necessity.

GO EAST
14
Jan
2016
GO EAST

3 -min. read Following a fantastic first year in which EAST Miami took LE Miami’s lunches to another level, we’re delighted to announce that The EAST Garden will be returning for 2015 to tantalise your tastebuds and provide a well-earned rest stop from the whirlwind of the show floor.

ONE REBEL’S CAUSE
14
Jan
2016
ONE REBEL’S CAUSE

2 -min. read “The most influential places I have visited were the ones that gave me the chance to really experience the local atmosphere. Therefore I wanted to ensure our guests would experience all of the gems Iceland has to offer”

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14
Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – TOM PUNCH

1 -min. read Tom Punch is VICE Media’s Global Executive Creative Director, responsible for overseeing all aspects of VICE’s creative operations at the VICE headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – LISA LEONE

1 -min. read Born in the Bronx, New York, Lisa started her career as a photographer shooting musicians and personalities such as Moby, Lauryn Hill and Spike Lee, before starting cinematography work shooting music videos for artists TLC, Heavy D, D’Angelo and The Brand New Heavies.

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14
Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – MATTHEW SHERMAN

1 -min. read Matthew Sherman has a mission to raise the vibration of Miami by making clean eating fun, one jugofresh at a time.

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14
Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – JONAS TÅHLIN

1 -min. read Jonas holds a Master of Science in Business & Economics and a Major in Marketing from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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14
Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – DYLAN LAUREN

1 -min. read Known to many as the “Candy Queen,” Dylan’s has been credited with changing the face of the candy industry and the way people view candy.

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14
Jan
2016
THE REBELS 2015 JUDGE – RANA FLORIDA

1 -min. read As Chief Executive Officer of the Creative Class Group, Rana Florida manages new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations, serving such diverse clients as BMW, Converse and Cirque du Soleil.

14
Jan
2016
SMASH CONVENTION WITH ADAM FERRIER

1 -min. read As part of our recharged and rebooted Ministry of Ideas, on Monday 8 June LE Miami will be launching our first-ever interactive workshops.

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