This Week's Herman Trend Alert

HR in Normal 2.0
 

  The Herman Trend Alert

May 31, 2011

Vacationing and Living Afloat

Just in time for summer vacations, Forever Resorts, a worldwide collection of destinations providing hospitality services, introduced its new ?floatels? on Lake Mead in Nevada. Though the company is calling it a ?brand-new accommodation experience?, it has offered smaller luxury houseboats rentals in selected recreational areas for years. The difference is that these houseboats feature multiple living spaces and will stay moored at the National Recreation Area’s Echo Bay Marina.

Advertised as an ideal choice for families, multi-generational groups, gatherings of friends or couples seeking lake accommodations, Floatels, provide travelers with an inexpensive introduction to the houseboating experience.

Each 67-foot Floatel is climate controlled and includes a spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms and a sleeper sofa (sleeps 10), TV/DVD player, outdoor grill and a sundeck featuring a hot tub. Introductory prices for rentals start at USD$190 per night for four passengers. The interior appears to be similar to a Recreational Vehicle (RV) on the water, only wider. (RVs are about 108? wide, because that is about the limit for fitting in a traffic lane to travel most roads in the United States.) Find more information at http://foreverresorts.com/.

Vacations afloat have been available in locations throughout the world for a while, including the Ambassador Floating Hotel in Tucumcari and the floating eco lodge in Uakari, both in the Amazon region of Brazil. Brazil is also building floating hotels to accommodate its visitors for the World Cup in 2014. In addition, we found floating hotels in Sweden, Thailand, Canada, and India.

The Norwegian company Floatel International Ltd. builds housing for workers on offshore oilrigs. Their two models have been purchased by major oil companies.

Responding to the burgeoning volun-tourism (combining volunteerism and tourism) market*, the leading edge concept we found in our research came from our friends at the top destination design and engineering firm WATG. Their award-winning design for convertible modular living space may be built anywhere and is amazing. Watch their video at http://vimeo.com/14381252.

As previously forecasted, Baby Boomers, seeking new experiences will be attracted to Floatels, just as they are attracted to volun-, eco- and adventure tourism.

* Half of affluent travelers are interested in voluntourism.


© Copyright 1998- by The Herman Group, Inc. -- reproduction for publication is encouraged, with the following attribution: From "The Herman Trend Alert," by Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist. 336-210-3548 or https://hermangroup.com. To sign up, visit https://HermanTrendAlert.com. The Herman Trend Alert is a trademark of The Herman Group, Inc."

DON'T MISS APF'S FUTURES FESTIVAL: ONLINE OCTOBER 24TH: FULL SPECTRUM FUTURES
The Association of Professional Futurists proudly presents its annual online learning experiences on Full Spectrum Futures. Network with leading futurists from all over the world. And best of all, it's free to attend, though contributions are encouraged to help defray costs. For more information, visit here.

SUPERIOR TRANSLATION SERVICES
Excellent translation services from English, French, or German into Spanish. Especially well-versed in medicine/pharma and automobile industries. 5-year Bachelor Degree in Translation. Also editing and proofreading of all kinds of Spanish language documents. Flexible rates, depending on number of words, degree of difficulty/technicality, and turnaround. For an instant quote email Mariana Campora Lesti at marianalesti515@gmail.com or contact her on SKYPE at marianacampora.

HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
Our author Joyce gets quoted in TIME Magazine and other national media on a regular basis. You can, too! Sign up for ExpertClick.com. You will be found by the news media and in Google search: 1. Through your personal search-engine-optimized press room by 39 topics you choose; 2. By news releases pushed out 10 ways including Google News; 3. Be found in the 2020 printed Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons. Save 15% when you register by October 31st @ http://www.ExpertClick.com/Discount.

To read this Herman Trend Alert on the web: https://hermangroup.com/alert/archive_10-14-2020.html.


Herman Trend Alerts are produced by the Herman Group, strategic business futurists, Certified Management Consultants, authors, and professional speakers.

New subscribers are always welcome. There is no charge for this public service. The Herman Trend Alert is read by over 30,000 people in 90 countries, including other websites and printed periodicals. Click here to sign up for the Herman Trend Alert.

Do you enjoy receiving this weekly e-mail update? Contact us about our co-branded Herman Trend Alert service.


Subscribe or Unsubscribe to weekly Herman Trend Alert
View this week's Herman Trend Alert
Archived Weekly Herman Trend Alerts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


[ Home · About · Products · Resources · Media ]

 

7112 Viridian Lane
Austin, TX 78739
Voice: 336-210-3548
Toll Free in US & Canada: 800-227-3566
E-mail: info@hermangroup.com


  © The Herman Group. All rights reserved.

Web site design by WebEditor Design Services, Inc.