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Check out our magazine to learn how travel brands could face an identity crisis if they don't figure out how to evolve in a post-experience economy. We offer eight tenets to help you figure it out.

Read the Skift Global Forum 2018 digital magazine.

Among the many topics discussed last week at Skift Global Forum was how travel brands should distinguish themselves in a post-experience economy. We asked executives from airlines to hospitality to destination marketing groups to tell us how they see this future, and what it will mean for travelers and for their businesses.

As part of the Forum, we released a magazine featuring an essay that explores the challenges of creating a post-experience economy. We also offered eight tenets of a post-experience economy, a list every travel executive should commit to memory.

As Business Travel Editor Andrew Sheivachman writes in the essay: “The post-experience economy, as Skift sees it, represents a paradigm that travel brands will have to embrace at the risk of being left behind by consumers who are hungry to spend money on memorable experiences. A vacation mediated by a la carte ordering via mobile phone is antithetical to our vision of travel’s future, where the now-disappointing and mundane elements of a trip become a strength instead of a weakness.”

Read the digital magazine to find the fullest insights on this provocative idea.


Travel in the Age of Sameness: If everyone is marketing experiences, and if everything has become an experience, what does it mean to be truly different in travel?

8 Tenets of the Post-Experience Economy

By The Numbers: Great charts on fastest-grown experience categories, shifting up the progression of economic value, and external factors that lead to transformational moments.

Read the digital magazine here.

The following sponsors made Skift Global Forum 2018 possible.
Puerto Rico Tourism Authority, ResponseTap, TravelsifyLivePersonFive Star AllianceKoddiVisitDallasBrandUSAPinterestLiveRampRateGainMediaAlphaHotelBedsSojern, VSA PartnersTinycluesAIG Travel, Mastercard, CollinsonAccentureAccenture Amadeus AllianceJordan Tourism BoardSwitchfly, Fareportal, and Cvent.


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Photo credit: The Skift Global Forum 2018 magazine The Post-Experience Economy: Travel in an Age of Sameness. Skift

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