Articles tagged “experiential”

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IDEAS: Destination Canada Launches New Winter Pickleball Spa

Destination Canada has launched the the DinkDunk Pickleball Spa, the world’s first pop-up winter pickleball spa. Credit: Destination Canada The experience will give visitors the opportunity to take part in a game of America's fastest growing sport, followed by a cold plunge inspired by the latest wellness trend taking hold of the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPehPlxh1MY A…

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IDEAS: Foster + Partners Reveal Concept Art for Saudi Arabia’s Expo 2025 Model Village

Foster + Partners has released concept images of its design for the pavilion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Expo 2025, taking place in Osaka, Japan. Credit: Foster + Partners The pavilion will be located on the Yumeshima waterfront, and has been designed to create a ‘spatial experience that echoes the exploration of Saudi…

Tour Operators

Las Vegas Sphere: Launch Costs Eclipse Revenues in High-Stakes Gamble

The Sphere, headlined by iconic Irish rock band U2, is quite the spectacle. But whether it will be a profitable spectacle isn't in the cards yet.

Las Vegas Sphere: Launch Costs Eclipse Revenues in High-Stakes Gamble

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IDEAS: Immersive Hospitality Concept, Level 8, Debuts at Moxy & AC Hotel Downtown LA

Conceived by Mark and Jonnie Houston, in collaboration with Mitchell Hochberg of Lightstone, Level 8 is a multi-layered hospitality concept spread across 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at the Moxy & AC Hotel Downtown LA. The new concept encompasses eight distinct maze-like destinations that offer a range of dining, drinking and entertainment…

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IDEAS: Air France to Celebrate 90th Anniversary With Fashion Exhibition in Paris 

Air France is set to commemorate its 90th anniversary with a fashion exhibition that will take over the window display at the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann.   The exhibition, which will run from 28 September to 10 October 2023, will showcase five dresses designed by Xavier Ronze, head of the costume design workshops at the Paris…

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IDEAS: Amphibious Caravan Merges Camping and Sea Transport

Sealvans, a Turkish start-up founded in 2020, has begun taking orders for its new amphibious caravans in Europe following the completion of successful R&D studies. The hybrid camper-boats have been designed to offer a seamless way to explore land and sea using a single vehicle - operating as a traditional caravan on land and a…

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IDEAS: Putting Surprise and Storytelling at the Center of ‘Dinner’ in Dubai

'Dinner' by Heston Blumenthal, which recently opened in Dubai at Atlantis The Royal, offers guests a "relaxed" dining experience driven by spectacle and storytelling. As consumer expectations rise, chefs are constantly upping the ante for not just their cuisine, but also the dining experience in order to stand out to guests. The menu explores "the…

Hotels

Hotel Cultural Managers Add Diversity and Community Engagement

Some hotels are hiring "culture managers" to broaden their community programming. It's a promising move, given the rising numbers of guests seeking local discovery and cultural tourism.

Hotel Cultural Managers Add Diversity and Community Engagement

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Arlo Hotels Still Wants to Be Hip – But With Larger Rooms

Arlo Hotels, a U.S.-based independent brand, first bet on micro hotels, which pack in more guests per property. But now it favors larger rooms. It's betting that creating "experiences" and charging extra may prove more reliably profitable.

Arlo Hotels Still Wants to Be Hip – But With Larger Rooms

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Independent Hoteliers Seek Every Edge Against the Big Brands

Many consumers are eating up experience-led storylines in travel. That gives an opening to independent hoteliers to compete with the global hotel groups on everything from hiring to word-of-mouth marketing.

Independent Hoteliers Seek Every Edge Against the Big Brands