Why Are Hotels Embracing Local Culture?

Experimenting has always been an important part of the human experience.

The world’s best chefs are constantly inventing new fusions, trying things in new combinations. Bartenders are always playing around with new types of alcohol to see what works well together; and in employment, there’s a high value on flexibility and location independence as millennials seek to blend work and play. In hospitality, the ability to experience local cultures adds a new spin on travel and if you stay with a local, what better way to do that?

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Science Fiction Hotels Already Exist

Not so long ago, telephones had chords. And not long before that they had wind up handles with people talking on party lines where several people in the neighbourhood had to share the same number and others could listen in to your call if they wanted to. If you wanted to record a movie, you needed a shoulder-mounted apparatus the size of a bazooka. And if you wanted information about the Korowai tribe in Papua New Guinea, you had to sit in a library and dig for it. Our modern digital devices and global information networks seem miraculous by comparison, and indeed they are—but that doesn’t mean they won’t meet with the same fate. The forward march of technology is relentless. What seemed like science fiction yesterday is reality today, and will become the dinosaur of tomorrow.

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Are Hotelier Conferences Worth It? An Insider's Perspective

An old Chinese proverb states that you should grow grain if you want one year of prosperity, trees if you want ten years of prosperity, and people if you want a hundred years of prosperity. This may be one of the oldest known quotes on the power of networking, and it’s equally true today as it was back then.

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