The World Trade Report 2013 focuses on trade as cause and effect of the change, and examines the factors shaping the future of global trade.
The world is changing extremely rapidly under the influence of many factors, among which are changing patterns in production and consumption, constant technological innovation, new forms of trade and obviously political policy.
A new generation of travelers are choosing where to stay not by the number of stars a hotel has, but by looking for the style of hotel that fits their own lifestyle.
An example of adaptation to these concepts is Hotels & Resorts, the largest operator of luxury hotels, which has transformed itself by following three steps:
1 - Stop being hotel owners so that the main focus can be the customers, for this reason 110 establishments were sold in the last decade at a value of $7,500 million, in order to focus on management, differentiated service and customer loyalty.
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy.
For the study "Delivering Tomorrow - Customer Needs in 2020 and Beyond", Deutsche Post DHL has brought together experts from around the world to provide opinions and analyses on future trends in the global economy.
Like other patterns of consumption, tourism is changing as a result of the crisis toward closer destinations and for shorter time periods.
Operator estimates of what they will rake in during Easter Week, an annual peak in the tourism industry’s calendar, have already taken these trends into account and adjusted the supply; intraregional tourism benefits from this.
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