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Has The Smartphone Killed The Tourist Office?

Cities and regions keep building and maintaining tourist offices and visitor centers, but do they serve a necessary function or are destinations just doing it out of habit? The original idea was to provide visitors with helpful information so they could find something they’d like to do and perhaps even stay a little longer. The […]

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Now we just need one or two of these in downtown Tokyo

Last week I wrote about the tourist office of the future.  This week I see Japan Airlines is rolling out new Sakura Lounges at Tokyo Haneda Airport.  Why does the tourism industry think travelers want one sort of special spot to chill when we’re at airports and a totally different experience once we get into the […]

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