3 Lifestyle Trends That Will Transform Real Estate Development

If real estate development has changed more slowly than other facets of modern life, it’s understandable. A property that cost millions to construct in 1990, for example, may already be far behind in terms of design, connectivity and efficiency—but it still does the job, and it’s not so easy to tear it down and start over. It’s a question of economics.

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The New Age of Accommodation: 3 Things Impacting Traveller Expectations Today

One of Aesop’s fables involves a giant Oak and a tiny reed. The Oak berates the reed for bending in the slightest breeze, and brags continuously about its own strength. When a violent storm comes, the tree splits and topples to the ground. The reed, because of its ability to bend and change in the wind, remains standing.

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The End of Star Ratings for Hotels?

When I was new to the hotel business, people would start the booking process by cracking open a Michelin or AAA hotel guide. They would locate their desired star-rating, browse the hotels listed, and book a room according to annually published rates. No online ratings, no blogs and no dynamic pricing. It was all nice and neat—the guest trusted the rating agency to do its job, and that was that.

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