Technological breakthroughs, whether da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Steve Jobs’ iPhone, are unlocked only at the intersection of art and science. While we know much of the visitor experience of the future, competitive opportunities remain around strategic partnerships, applied technological innovation, and specific science applied at scale to individual Outer Banks visitors.
In reflecting on the success of the forum and the challenges ahead, Twiddy & Company President Clark Twiddy noted that “Abraham Lincoln nailed it when he said that united we stand and divided we fall. That’s true in so many industries and ours is no exception–it’s only through investing our time, talent, and treasure in real partnerships that we’ll be able to peer into the future of our tourism economy. If we can combine the insights of data at scale, and apply those insights one at a time, we’ll be seeing a profitable future based on a remarkable visitor experience for years to come.”