Most of my professional career has focused on exploring the convergence of tourism and economic development worldwide. A few years ago, a professor at the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt told me:

"The city of the future is an interdisciplinary knowledge sharing machine."

That was a defining conversation that shifted how I analyze the broader context around travel and tourism, evolving from a lens of place to a shared platform for global connectivity.

Today, I work at Skift developing travel brand strategy and research. This blog is a workbook (in development) that I use to connect dots between emerging trends and themes.

— Greg Oates