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Travel without travelling

Immersive visual experiences such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are the latest creative additions to the ever-expanding industry of travel and hospitality. These trends have come a long way in a relatively short time in the tech industry and are usually associated with video games where users can immerse themselves in a virtual world and even manipulate objects and engage in certain actions. VR hardware has seen a dramatic drop in price in the last 5 years and this has...

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Top 5 Hottest designs for 2020

Top 5 Hottest designs for 2020

Though architectural design might not seem to be one of the top criteria for choosing a hotel or resort for most travellers, for the design-conscious customer it is a key priority, especially in the field of luxury travel. More and more people opt for upscale boutique hotels and elegantly refurbished properties instead of regular chain hotel stays. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you the Top 5 hottest designs.  Tierra Chiloé, Chile Perched in a prime location on the edge of a cliff on the...

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Top 3 Tech Trends 2020

Top 3 Tech Trends 2020

The remarkable rise of the internet over the last two decades has had a profound effect on the development of new and exciting technology that has positively enhanced the industries of hospitality and tourism. In the last decade especially, the use of Information Technology in the travel industry has been pivotal in the reduction of overall costs and improvement of customer satisfaction. With the travel sector being one of the most profitable in the world and one that is continuously...

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Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategies

Powerful marketing strategies are crucial to the success of any business no matter how big or small. They help identify and target specific audiences and develop profitable products. The unprecedented rise of digital marketing has made it possible for companies to create a strong online presence by harnessing the benefits of a multitude of platforms, to both obtain new customers and deliver services to existing ones. The travel sector has a large audience with the global market generating over...

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Importance of Customer Engagement Platform

Importance of Customer Engagement Platform

Customer satisfaction is the number one predictor of successful sales revenue. With the staggering rise of social media over the last 2 decades, more and more sales-related interactions take place on online social platforms. Traditional telephone and even email communications are being slowly phased out and replaced with more technologically savvy, often automated intelligent interaction systems. In this fast-changing online universe, customers’ complex multi-dimensional needs remain the...

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Hotel Design Minimalism vs Maximalism

Hotel Design Minimalism vs Maximalism

Minimalism The minimalist movement in the field of architecture started in the 20th century. It is a design that is characterised by austerity and parsimonious use of resources. ‘Less Is More’ is the overarching guiding principle. It aims to retain only essential elements and do away with anything unnecessary. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the German architect first credited with outlining the basic principles of the movement. He advocated the use of modern materials such as steel and glass and...

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Unique foods to try in Iceland

Unique foods to try in Iceland

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe and regularly associated with harsh weather, the Northern Lights and natural therapeutic springs. Due to its geological location, it is also a pioneer in the use of geothermal energy for generating space heating. It’s given us Bjork and it is known for its progressive politics. But what are we to make of the Icelandic cuisine? Because of its geographic and climate limitations, for centuries Icelanders lived on simple meals that reflected...

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TOP 5 of the United Arab Emirates

TOP 5 of the United Arab Emirates

With the constant and steady growth of the United Arab Emirates over the last few decades, the gastronomical industry has seen a progressive expansion that includes international culinary influences. We have picked 5 of the finest restaurants that you must visit if you are ever in this area At.Mosphere (Dubai) Located on the 122nd floor of the tallest building in the world, At.Mosphere is one the most striking restaurants across the globe. Reserve a table by one of the windows and you will...

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Ramananda Mayi | A Unique Insight

Ramananda Mayi | A Unique Insight

Author of “The Way of Oneness” and “Awakening the Bliss of Being,” Ramananda Mayi has inspired the awakening of the spiritual heart of thousands of students through the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Tantra & Vedanta. A natural-born mystic, he is the founder of Blooming Lotus Yoga and Bali’s yoga lifestyle magazine Bliss! Bridging the gap between the wisdom of the ancient sages with the modern age, Ramananda is an advocate of selfless service, devotion, meditation and contemplation as a means...

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Mediterranean Foodie Profile

Mediterranean Foodie Profile

The Mediterranean diet is widely considered to be one of the healthiest in the world and incorporates the eating habits of many of that region’s countries. It is strongly associated with decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes and an overall longer life span. Mediterranean countries often use high-quality produce resulting in rich and authentic tasting dishes. Amongst the many wonderful areas of that region, we are zooming in on three countries with the most exciting cuisines on offer....

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