The Video Podcast Archives

Why authentic experiences are vital to the future of places and people

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Advertising guru David Ogilvy said it best in the 1950s: “The consumer is intelligent, the consumer will figure it out, the consumer will make wise choices.” The pressing need for destinations to communicate their authentic state of being has never been more apparent. Visitors in a world rebounding…

The future of AI: expanding applications we're just beginning to grasp

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If you’ve watched the rise of narrative-based generative artificial intelligence (AI), then you’re likely as conflicted about the long-term outcomes of this magnificent leap in computing technology as I am. On one hand, we have revered computer scientist and cognitive psychologist, Geoffrey Hinton…

Behavioral optimization in tourism: from nudge strategies to smart design

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Behavioral optimization in tourism may not be a familiar term, but it’s definitely happening. For over two decades, psychologists, sociologists, researchers, academics, and strategists worldwide have been actively exploring ways to influence and shift human behavior within the tourism industry. At…

Unlocking the power of sport in transformative placemaking

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Sporting events have the power to engage, unify, and ennoble people. But what happens when destination organizations work in partnership with the “unusual suspects” to take these events to the next level? The Maryland Cycling Classic in September 2022 is a remarkable case study on how destination…