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The Power of Travel

So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

MARK TWAIN

Earlier this year, I was invited to offer a seminar on innovation for a group of general managers from some of Marriott and Ritz-Carlton's most successful hotels around the world. As part of our work, I asked them to think about a simple and, to my mind, intriguing question:

What is the real power of travel?

It's a question that goes to the heart of their business and its true value and potential, and I assumed that they would have some great ideas. After all, they are leaders in the field of ...

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