1. Future of travel, leisure and tourism industries – speed is everything http://www.globalchange.com
Travellers are affected by emotional issues – seen when US tourists stayed away from France after France refused to support the US in the Iraq War. In a fast changing world, where people are under huge time pressure, travel and tourism growth will be seen in short breaks, intensive therapy, spas, health vacations, experiences. Leisure industry and corporate market – business travel. Future trends - impact on aviation, hotels, restaurants, package holidays, travel agents – and other parts of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.