The Future of Tourism: Ian Yeoman at TEDxGroningen The Soul of a Hotel | Mark Harmon 2 days ago   14:00

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Dr Ian Yeoman is a specialist travel and tourism futurologist who believes in Star Trek, is an eternal optimist, crazy about Sunderland AFC and enjoys cooking. Ian is a Visiting Professor at the European Tourism Futures Institute at Stenden University who commutes and holidays around the world. Author and editor of thirteen books including 2050: Tomorrows Tourism; Tomorrows Tourist and Family Tourism (with another three due for publication in 2014). A qualified teacher with a PhD in Operational Research. Ian is presently writing a thesis for a higher doctorate on 'how we see the future of tourism'.

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Aracelis Wright
Tourism, the act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of recreation, relaxation, and pleasure, while making use of the commercial.
adventure ka
I love
Андрей Фамильев
The most cringey stand-up
professor Slughorn :'D
Do you know that as a tourist you should buy something from every person selling something, because then they'll get to buy food that day. If you don't buy anything the sellers won't be able to eat.
Mario Sandulescu
What the actual F?@k
Why do you have to upload this video?. Nothing intriguing atall
Stay Safe Tourism
Very good
tourism master
you are awesome
Marcelo Alejandro Rojas Decut
Impressive talk !!! No doubt tourism is a sector to bet on it
Please contribute to the Wikipedia article on sustainable tourism and make sure it highlights the awful air pollution caused by aviation emissions. We need packages that don't involve long (or any) air travel. When I was a child we travelled on holidays locally and had wonderful holidays meeting other people and enjoying nature. Why do people have to travel overseas (with plane travel) as a badge of honour and thus pollute the air and the environment, and harm human health?
Aquarian Christianity
Charming British antics. Some good points. Supersonic. Cheaper products. Older people. More technological.
Olivier Hütter
when I was watching this and the google glasses came up I was like "wait a minute, how old is this ?"
Mr Frank
What networking can do to you. And not funny guy trying to be funny and failing. Lol.
Michael Kot
that was just low quality, too low even for tedx
Anonymous 2.0
I've just learnt rather speaking
Oscar Jung
TEDx... we got a problem!
Daffy B
Did someone slip up with TED quality control? Crushingly boring.
Why visit other countries? I'm already in the United States.
@13:01 did he just say fophisticated instead of sophisticated ?
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The Soul of a Hotel | Mark Harmon The Future of Tourism: Ian Yeoman at TEDxGroningen 2 days ago   12:35

If a hotel has a soul, it must have a life beyond its physical walls. Hotels can localize by inspiring affection for its people, living in harmony with its landscape, and inspiring soulfulness through service.

Mark Harmon is the Founder of Auberge Resorts Collection, an international portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and residences. Each property is uniquely conceived to reflect its location and culture, yet all share a crafted approach to luxury expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious service. Mark’s passion is to create iconic places that will be an enduring and contributing business in the local community and destination.

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