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Guest behaviour in rental apartments

Interesting infographic by GowithOh who collected the habits of Spanish and other European nationalities when booking apartments through them. More information about how the European traveler stays in apartment rentals via Hosteltur.  

Cool hotel room service!

Cool room service idea! For guests staying in rooms with a kitchen, Affinia Hotels is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. Via Springwise.  

We have business cards!

We are very happy with our brand new moo business cards and postcards, designed by Katie Barcelona with some photos by Benjamin Julve.  

The Blue Ocean Strategy

What is Blue Ocean Strategy? “Businesses should focus less on their competitors and more on alternatives; they also should focus less on their customers, and more on non-customers, or potential new customers.“ Read about the CitizenM hotel case study. Image: © 2012 Sacha Chua. […]

The Future of Tourism in Barcelona by Harold Goodwin

The Future of Tourism in Barcelona. You can download Goodwin’s critical and concerning talk about the future of Tourism in Barcelona, and the slideshow here. He says: “many in the industry are in denial that tourism is bringing economic, social and environmental […]

The business of changing consumer behaviours

The business of changing consumer behaviors. An excellent report about industries with the most potential to change consumer lifestyles. By Futerra. “Sustainable lifestyles will be big business. It’s time to change the value of changing consumer behaviours.”

How Do We ‘Hardwire’ Sustainability Into Business?

How Do We ‘Hardwire’ Sustainability Into Business? by Daniel Aronson   “While there are myriad perspectives on sustainability and corporate responsibility, each with its own unique value, I often find myself focusing on sustainability’s operational aspects: What can we do to increase the […]

Ray Anderson, a great inspiration!

Here’s a message from a very inspirational man, Ray Anderson, the radical industrialist who climbed mount sustainability. We recommend his book “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose -Doing Business by Respecting the Earth”. Watch his TED talk “The business logic […]

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists 

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists by SmartDesign: “People are why you’re in business. 1. Be personal: Why does your product matter to users? 2. Be smart: Develop loyalty 3. Be exciting: Never stop evolving 4. Be yourself: Don’t overlook your […]

The whole truth about online hotel reviews

The whole truth about hotel reviews in internet– interesting Infographics by TecnoHotel. “49% of travelers don’t book in a hotel without reviews. Top platform for reviews: Tripadvisor”  

Sleep Green, first hostel in Barcelona to achieve the EU Ecolabel

Congratulations to Sleep Green for being the first youth hostel in Barcelona and Catalonia to achieve the EU Ecolabel (“Flower-Label”) in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. We like their Green Travel Tips! Via Gencat.  

#7 People, Planet + Profit

#7 When it comes to doing business, we believe in the triple bottom line; the 3Ps (People, Planet + Profit). Some businesses who got this right are Teixidors, the PET Lamp Project and Clean The World.  

#4 Go slow

#4 Let’s go slow and independent. Let’s support local businesses and link to all those in Barcelona who believe in making our city more human, eco-friendlier and (even more) fun! We are thinking of businesses like Casa Mariol, Taxi Ecològic, Morrofi, Bar Centric, […]

Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels

Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels. Boutique hotels are embracing the zero-carbon trend. But it’s about profit as well as planet, writes Elisabeth Braw for the Guardian.