Ian Yeoman

Associate Professor at Victoria University School of Management

Ian Yeoman

Ian Yeoman is the world's only professional crystal ball gazer or futurologist specializing in travel and tourism. Ian learned his trade as the scenario planner for VisitScotland, where he established the process of futures thinking within the organisation using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction. In May 2008, Ian was appointed an Assoc. Professor of Tourism Management at Victoria University, He is a popular speaker at conferences and was described by the UK Sunday Times as the country's leading contemporary futurologist.

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The guest of the future

Tomorrow’s hotel guest will be demanding, still aspirational, technologically aware and financially savvy, writes Dr. Ian Yeoman, a well-known tourism futurist at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

The Unlimited Potential of Knitting Tourism

I was in the gent's toilet the other day and I saw an advert for a Knitting Club over the urinals. Is this something odd or a representation of a new trend? Why the gent's toilet? Looking for an explanation I searched through a range of data bases to find an answer.

Augmented Reality and the World of Science Fiction | Ian Yeoman

Are you a fan of James Bond and x ray vision? Think this is science fiction? Think again, augmented reality (AR) places a virtual world in front of a physical object. AR is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery - creating a mixed reality.

Simple Identity

Futurist Dr Ian Yeoman talks about how the world economy has changed tourist identity and value patterns to something more simple which is accelerating the trend of inconspicuous consumption. During an economic slowdown, tourists tend to travel less, stay nearer home and seek simplicity such as www.

Logan’s Run: California and Metropolis Los Angeles in 2050

In 2050, California is a place with a dystopian society and the consumption of resources is managed and maintained in equilibrium by the simple expedient of demanding the death of everyone upon reaching the age of 30, thus avoiding the issue of overpopulation.
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