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What are tourism’s new challenges?
15.11.201815.11.2018

What are tourism’s new challenges?

Knowing customers better in order to propose an adapted offer and meet the expectations of tourists from around the world, is now a challenge that occupies a central place in the priorities of tourism professionals. 2017 had more than 1.320 million worldwide tourists. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), this trend should continue this...

Will robots be able to replace human workers?
08.11.201806.11.2018

Will robots be able to replace human workers?

This month, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan (AIST) presented a humanoid robot nicknamed HRP-5P designed specifically for the construction industry. We know that most assembly lines in factories are robotized and require less and less human capital. However, other sectors such as construction, require more complex and developed robotics...

News of the future of 3D metal printing
25.10.201824.10.2018

News of the future of 3D metal printing

For years we’ve been steadily progressing in the development of 3D printing. There are areas where the process is more advanced, such as in the case of plastic materials and others where options of great interest are being developed, such as concrete. However, in the case of metallic materials, their advance has been limited and...

A good summer for the Spanish camping sector
10.10.201810.10.2018

A good summer for the Spanish camping sector

The sector’s prospects before the summer season were good and these predictions were confirmed by the Spanish Federation of Campsites (FEEC), “average occupancy has been 80%”. Even though the start of the summer was looking doubtful due to the instability of the weather, in the end, during the second fortnight of July and the whole...

Interview with the manager of the Aquashow water park in Portugal
25.09.201818.09.2018

Interview with the manager of the Aquashow water park in Portugal

We’re already used to collaborating each month with one of the most representative water parks in the sector. After a very active and successful summer, on this occasion we’re returning in the company of Celestino Santos, manager of the Aquashow water park, one of the best parks in Europe, located in southern Portugal. “It’s been...

Why do “themed” hotels guarantee high occupancy?
11.09.201810.09.2018

Why do “themed” hotels guarantee high occupancy?

The hotel sector continues to grow (18% in the last 10 years). This fact involves an increase in competitiveness (price, innovation, “experience”,…) and in the difficulty to differentiate and position accommodation and a brand in the mind of the tourist. If to this we add the presence and market share of collaborative hosting platforms, we...

The new materials that are revolutionising traditional architecture
17.07.201807.09.2018

The new materials that are revolutionising traditional architecture

There’s no doubt that we’re at the height of the construction sector’s transformation: project management, augmented reality, BIM, … but what we really should consider as a revolution is the development of new building materials and products. We’re not only talking about an aesthetic issue, but also improvements in the characteristics of the material, greater...

New aim for FECs: to attract adults
05.07.201807.09.2018

New aim for FECs: to attract adults

Family entertainment centres (FEC), entertainment spaces, offer leisure and relaxation-related activities and experiences. The new forms of entertainment are not just for children; in fact, more and more is invested in the development and innovation of new creative and innovative play concepts for youngsters and adults. Family Leisure Centres are no strangers to this trend...

Interview with José García Liñares, Director of Aquapark Cerceda, Spain
21.06.201807.09.2018

Interview with José García Liñares, Director of Aquapark Cerceda, Spain

This month we’re collaborating with José García Liñares, the predecessor of Aquapark Cerceda, a municipally-owned waterpark. During our talk, he spoke about interesting aspects of the park’s management and its visitors. “The waterpark was born in the year 2000, with an investment of around 3 million Euro. Its initial 3 hectares have not been expanded,...