Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Real Tourism innovators ten for 2013






Ten new businesses models with big ideas that are creating disruptive innovation now


A thriving little organization- Tripbod seems to be looking to get into thebig time - the concept - "Your friend at the other end" in other words local hosts all over the world


http://www.tripbod.com/


Seemingly getting bigger every day - AirBNB characterize their business model as disruptive and after initial hassles this method of using spare rooms seems set for success


https://www.airbnb.com


Viator say that they are the biggest local excursion organization in the world with nearly 4 million passerngers - it's certainly growing and at the leading edge


http://www.viator.com


RealTourism is very new actually putative but the concept of Meet and Greet and welcome meetings certainly is a tested one.


http://www.Realtourism.info


Sandemans New Europe Free tours of European capitals is certainly a new idea and it looks very much as though it is working for both local guides and travelers - could easily make the big time!


http://www.neweuropetours.eu


Lime and Tonic is based on the belief that people go to destinations for experiences - they may be right. If so the potent mix of internet marketing to Gen X could well work


http://www.limeandtonic.com


In the heart of the alps Alpine Pearls is making a real contribution to car-free tourism and they may not only be a key to the future but they could be emulated and duplicated by others - sustainably!


http://www.alpine-pearls.com/


Much Better Adventures is very new and very young and may have a very good idea - to provide a clearing house for adventure tourism of ALL sorts


http://www.muchbetteradventures.com/


And at the other end of the scale - a spin-off of the mega successful Slow Food campaign - Slow Tourism intends to do to tourism what Slow Food did to food!


http://www.slow-tourism.net


Although WHL has been going for some years, they may one day be an overnight success - the idea is to get developing destinations to partner in their own tourism marketing - seems a no-brainer?


http://www.whl.travel/


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