“Gartner released last week its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Last year, big data reigned supreme, at what Gartner calls the “peak of inflated expectations.” But now big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype cycle. [...]”
Via Luis Costa, omiralbell
“ The Longest Lasting Emotions In Customer Experience. Recent research published in the journal: Motivation and Emotion shows which emotions last the longest and why. We explore what this means for customer service and customer experience leaders.”
Via beyondthearc, Fred Zimny, ThePinkSalmon
You’ve seen the logo thousands of times. It’s there as you drop off a package, it’s the place you get late-night ice cream, it's the network you turn on to watch your favorite Thursday night show. But do you know what's hidden within those iconic logos you think you are so familiar with? The infographic below shows 40 brand logos and the little-known messages their creators cleverly hid within the image. See how many you can spot.
Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
“ The recent 3D printing explosion on the educational market has left many educators wondering how they can afford to integrate this technology into the classroom. Most schools do not have the luxury of purchasing a 3D printer but still want to provide the experience for their students. 3D pens made their debut on Kickstarter this …”
Surya Retreats combines the need for age-old devoted yogic practices with the modern travellers’ craving for adventure. It was born out of Laura Bujalance’s sudden need to show all her fellow yogis what her beautiful country, Spain, has to offer. A yogini herself, Laura has worked internationally over the last 10 years in the tourism industry, specializing in destination marketing for her home country. Her priceless contacts and deeply-inspiring attitude towards life made Surya Retreats possible.
Surya Retreats counts with a dedicated team of professionals which value the quality of service while understanding the spiritual, inner sense of yoga.
Hola and welcome to our summer issue of SPN, the digital magazine inspired by off-the-beaten-track Spain! In this issue of SPN you will find: - Inspiring ideas for summer travel in Spain. Our Shy City guide to Córdoba, a quirky stroll around Gràcia in Barcelona and a review of Mulafest, the festival of urban creativity, which takes place every year in Madrid. - A new Global Round-up with a choice number of Spain-related events around the world. - Want to avoid any faux pas in your summer culinary expeditions? Look no further than Xavier Agulló's acerbic seasonal list of what's hot and what's not in the world of gastronomy. - Take our Gallery & Museum highlights with you for suggestions of all that the contemporary art world in Spain has to offer. - More the musical type? We've also got you covered with a guide and a photo collage to summer music festivals in Spain, an interview with exciting new band Wild Honey and a specially curated Spotify playlist. All this and much more so delve into this issue of SPN, explore its contents and take it with you this summer!
Tourism in Napa County booms, but why? Napa Valley Register As tourism revenue in Napa County skyrocketed this year, hitting pre-recession levels and beyond, a countywide tourism improvement district created by the hotel industry in 2010 claims...
“ Estudiantes del MIT crearon un prototipo de ficción que puedes sentir con todo el cuerpo. El libro viene con un chaleco que vibra, se calienta, se enfría, se expande y se contrae para general más”
Via CITA FGSR, ThePinkSalmon
The Croatian National Tourist Board kicked off a new marketing campaign today to draw tourists throughout all seasons of the year.The campaign Croatia 365 aims to educate visitors about the experiences offered in 22 destinations, breaking tourists’ interests down to culture, outdoors activities, biking, wellness, food and wine, and meetings.Croatia’s most popular tourist season is the summer so the campaign highlights activities in each of these categories available throughout the other seasons. In 2013, 63 percent of total tourists for the year arrived in June, July and August.
Via Thomas-Penette Michel
I’m currently in Pamplona, Spain, for the 2014 San Fermin Festival, or Running of the Bulls. While there are no exact estimates on the number of tourists the festival brings to the city each year, it is estimated around 200,000; approximately 2,000 people run per day during the week (there… [read more]
La secretaria de Estado de Turismo del Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, Isabel Borrego Cortés, ha aseverado que "diversificar la oferta turística, los segmentos, los mercados y los territorios" es clave para abrir España a mercados...
Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well. So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
Boston Globe Technology's march lands on the beach Boston Globe Those tags, which will monitor travel to and from the beach, use a technology similar to the chips on numbers worn by runners to record their race times, said Bruce Schulman, a Duxbury...