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On this episode of QuestCast, I speak with Eric Voyles at TexAmericas Center a large industrial center and special purpose district located in Texarkana, a rural region stretching across the border of Texas and Arkansas. Eric walks us through the economic history of the region, how visitor attraction fits into the overall economic growth formula for the community, and how nostalgia marketing can connect place to future generations.
The Marriott AC Hotel New York NoMad will set a new precedent to become the world’s tallest modular-built hotel. On this episode of QuestCast, Danny Forster of Danny Forster & Architecture - the lead firm on the project - talks about how modular design and construction is as much about process as it is about design.
The short-term rentals market is quickly maturing and consolidating. Vacasa is at the forefront, with its tech-enabled, property management platform model. Expect the company to push harder into urban markets through 2019.
The membership model is a trend in hospitality and travel more generally, but what does it really take to go members only? Scale, distribution, brand, product? On this episode of QuestCast, we have Emmanuel Guisset founder and CEO of Outsite, a boutique co-live / co-work brand now focusing on growth and exclusivity.
Andrew McConnell CEO at rented.com, talks about where the vacation rental property investor money is going.
What happens when aging millennials tire of big city life and head for simpler living in towns like Joplin, Missouri On this episode of QuestCast, I’m joined with Toby Teeter, President and CEO at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, to learn about how his team is reworking the town’s visitor marketing strategy.
Today I’m joined with Greg Abbott, Practice Head for the travel vertical at DataArt, a global technology services firm operating across 14 different countries, to talk about how companies should think about distributed teams in terms of managing culture, expectations, and productivity across geographies and time zones.
On this episode of QuestCast, I chat with Jared O’Toole from Under30Experiences, an outbound tour operator out of Austin Texas that organizes group travel experiences for younger demographics, about the psychology of the solo traveler and how group dynamics play out during their organized adventures to trendy international destinations.
QuestCast topics are sourced from Quest360, our database of timely questions now being asked across the travel industry value chain.
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