CPUT Tourism Management Student
I tried www.copy.ai today — an artificial intelligence content generator. I've been sceptical about such tools and this is the first time I've tried one out. I was shocked at how good the results were! It was almost impossible to think that the content was created in just 10 seconds by an AI tool. And it made me think what does this mean for the travel writing industry... 🤖 Do you think AI-based content generators are going to replace travel writers and storytellers? Curious to see what you think. Do you use an AI writing tool in your content creation process? Or are you completely against them?
After so many destinations that have become places to live, I wonder where I can consider myself a local. In how many places can we feel like locals? Is local still an appropriate term or has it been so overused that it carries with it divisive overtones (us vs them) in the tourism industry?
It's encouraging to see so many Founders and business owners part of this travel community. I often wonder how the overall experience in establishing, managing and growing a tech company on the road is different to if you were stationed in one city. Do you have access to the same resources? Can you validate the same way? What are the differences in raising capital? How will you find a co-founder? What if all your customers and partners are in one country? I was recently invited to be part of a startup accelerator program in my home city of Sydney, Australia. And while the idea of a product I built helped me get into the program (not the only reason), the program itself was more focused on developing new ideas through finding a co-founder, conceptualizing an idea, validating said idea and eventually (potentially) getting a term sheet. Ultimately, aside from the in-person co-founder matching activities, I found there was no real need to be physically present. However, If you...
We are planning our first trip to Cape Town (August) and looking for tips. Writing about food travel as we do, our main focus is exploring SA food and wine followed by taking in a safari. We know about Stellenbosch and Franschhoek so more looking for tips on getting out there and getting around as well as accommodations. Although tips on wineries and restaurants are always welcomed. Same with regards to booking a safari. Ideally, we'll have two weeks in SA. Many thanks. Eric
Starting a thread to share our travel plans for this year. Where are you headed? What activities are you planning? Any advice you need help with from other members? Share and ask away! My plans so far are: Kitesurfing in Greece in June, wakeboarding in Bulgaria, and maybe an overland adventure in Oman.
I would like to encourage all young people from the EU to get out of their comfort zone and choose a volunteering project abroad with the European Solidarity Corps! I spent 10 amazing months in Almería, Spain, volunteering at a cultural organization. It was not always easy, but overall a great life-changing experience. I received my Youth Pass, which might help while applying for a job or any other similar projects. I want to share briefly my story as an inspiration for everyone who would like to move abroad for a while, try something new and who is still not sure what kind of job to do for a living. Someone like me has had many questions and desires connected with work and traveling. In the summer of 2020, I decided to leave the stable, well-paid, and full-time job I had in Prague. I got to the point that I couldn't handle it anymore (long story). So I started to search for what I could do from November. I was really lost in all the job offers, I didn't like anything at that ti...