Technology

Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 3 – Marketing to the Selfie Generation, if you’re not doing it already!

Selfies are increasingly spreading to many areas of our lives, including travel. Not just during our travels but even whilst we are planning them.   In the last of our Selfie Series, we look at how the Hospitality and Tourism Industries can be harnessing the rise of Selfie Tourism and Social Media Pilgrimages as part of their

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Online Trends: Providing Added Benefits to Your Traveler Experience

Online Trends: Providing Added Benefits To Travelers/Guests Experiences There are 3.5 Billion Searches carried out every day, just on Google [1]. Think With Google [2] tells us that people using the words ‘Near Me’ when searching for something, visit 1.5 Billion destinations related to their search, each month! More Searches are now carried out on Mobile Phones,

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines – Part 2 The Impacts of Selfie Tourism

In our first article Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 1, we looked at how the Philippines came to be labelled ‘Selfie Capital of the World’.  We also looked at the rise of ‘Selfie Tourism’, according to academics. Selfies have become normalized. Even the most shy of nationalities, thinks nothing of whipping out their phone to

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines and How it Affects the Tourism Industry – Part 1

The Selfie Capital of the World & the rise of the Selfie Culture The Philippines earned the title “Selfie Capital of the World” back in 2014 by Time Magazine.  Well, technically Makati City was named as the Selfie Capital, with Pasig running a close second. Cebu City ranked in at No.9.  And it should come

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How BlockChain Technology Will Shake Up the Travel Industry

Cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, and BlockChain Technology, have taken the world by storm. People are scrambling left and right to get dibs on what some people call “the next best thing after compound interest”. To stay ahead in such a highly competitive industry, it is vital to be aware of new trends. Particularly trends which

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Why Virtual Reality is Important to the Hotel Industry

You’ve seen it in the gaming industry already (as well as the adult entertainment side). That iconic song by Jamiroqua is no longer a poetic concept. Virtual Reality has hit the playing field; and it’s already turning into virtual insanity. Businesses from all over the world are scrambling to get their claim on a great

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Understanding Bitcoin: A Guide for Beginners

Here we go…explaining Bitcoin to beginners. Yes, you read that right. If you haven’t heard about Bitcoin at this point in time, that means you’re living in a cave (or any place without an internet connection). The whole world is abuzz with opinions and news about one of the most interesting inventions since compound interest!

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Affordable Mobile Phones for the Service Industry Professional

Today’s budget smartphones are so good that you won’t feel like you’re settling. For less than P10,000, you can get a big screen, enough performance to run the most popular apps, and even a metal design. Cameras in this phone price range have also improved greatly. No, you won’t get special features, like waterproof designs,

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