Design Thinking per al desenvolupament de productes turístics

Sabeu quina era la durada mitjana de les empreses en els anys 60? Més o menys uns 70 anys. I sabeu quina és la durada mitjana de les empreses en l'actualitat? 17 anys, què ocorre? doncs que necessiten innovar i metodologies com el Desing thinking faciliten la...

Economia circular i turisme sostenible

El desenvolupament sostenible ha estat un dels principals objectius en molts sectors econòmics després de la publicació del “Brundtland Report” per la Comissió del Mediambient i el Desenvolupament (ONU) el 1987. Actualment, hi ha una creixent preocupació per les...

El maresme acull el sisè aniversari de l’associació Barcelona Travel Bloggers #bcntb

El maresme acull el sisè aniversari de l'associació Barcelona Travel Bloggers #bcntb. Aquesta associació de viatgers bloggers de Catalunya va passar tres dies al Maresme visitant, fotografiant i publicant imatges sobre els racons de la comarca. La Nau Gaudí va ser...

Let’s code some dreams!!!

One month ago… this was my tweet! Teaching my students how to code his/her dreams in native mobile apps (iOS/Android) is one of the most gratifying things in my life!!! On Monday I will practice it! It will be the first day of a new subject! I love first days!!! I...

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Help the world to help YOU!!!

Some time ago, I wrote down a manual about Touristology, where I explained that we live in a connected world (I was following the ideas of Thomas Friedman and his marvelous book “The world is flat”). This connected world is especially true in tourism. We can do...

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Groups, S3 and Your own SnS!

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a Lecturer in a Master for future Entrepreneurs.  It was very interesting and I, really, enjoyed the experience! During the sessions appeared one of the usual questions of OUR classes, seminars, in-company training or startup...

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Find your own guitar, Touristologist!

I love Christmas time! Time to enjoy with my family and go deeper into my coding skills! The other day, I was trying to cheer up my daughter. She was having the usual adolescents’ problems, that are a big disaster one day and nothing to remember after 24 hours...

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Experience? SURE! But… the right one!

You can be an “expert” in almost anything just studying the subject and then practicing a little bit what you have learned, but there are some exceptions… In order to get proficiency in English you must act (talk/write/read/THINK). In order to be good in Martial Arts...

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Put off your worries NOT your dreams!

A long time ago a wise man (one that appears here Mr. Almodovar to be precise!) told me. “Today (it was Friday) I had a strong argument. I will be very disappointed on Monday” This wise man teaches me a lot of things about intermediaries in the tourism sector, but...

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Leaders in Tourism?

Are we Tourism leaders because we get more tourists than anyone? What kind of crazy, boring, not sustainable, not as profitable as-it-can-be business are we playing at!?!??! Not sustainable? Number of tourists is increasing every year, right? Carrying capacity is the...

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Customization is the name of the game!

In the year 2000 I presented my doctoral thesis about how to apply complex systems in the Tourism sector (it was all about adding value through customized 3 C’s: Content, Commerce and Community). Even though I was (and still am) a Touristologist builder, I have always...

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