The following articles are my ideas and perspective around a number of different topics, though most of them relate to interactive design and the travel/tourism industry online. Enjoy!
In 2014, $927.9 billion was spent directly by domestic and international travelers, generating $141.5 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments. Travel supports 15 million jobs in the U.S. — 8 million direct tourism jobs and 7 million indirect and induced jobs.
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
– Susan Sontag
Only twenty-five percent of American respondents in a recent Ernst & Young study said that brand loyalty affected how they shopped.
For established brands, this is a nightmare. You can never coast on past performance … and the price premium that a recognized brand can charge has shrunk.