Rants and Raves

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The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!

Wonderful Copenhagen Declares the End of Tourism as We Know It

Can an official tourism organization bid farewell to the era of tourism? It seems so as Wonderful Copenhagen did just that, announcing its strategy towards 2020 and beyond. Localhood for… Read More

Augmenting the Real World with Detour

Walking in the Streets of Barcelona with Detour

If travel is broken, Airbnb Trips is unlikely to “fix it”. Yet the analysis they do on their blog is largely agreeable. Certainly “travel has been replaced by tourism” and… Read More

Airbnb Trips and the Netflixization of Travel

Airbnb Trips

The travel industry seems to move in a straight line, driven by commercial needs and, supposedly, the desire to meet the wishes of the users. It’s in this context that… Read More

Virtual Tourism Is Set to Become Reality

Virtual Tourism Is Set to Become Reality

The word travel comes from travail, that according to the Cambridge Dictionary means “an unpleasant experience or situation, especially one that involves a lot of hard work or effort”. Well,… Read More

Mr. Thomas Cook and the Impolite Visiting

Thomas Cook and the Impolite Visiting

The story of Thomas Cook, “the holiday maker“, is closely linked to the spread of mass tourism and unfortunately shows how even the most enlightened ideas can have dangerous unintended… Read More