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The Future of Local

In collaboration with National Geographic Emerging Explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is exploring "The Future of Local" through a series of TED Conversations. “The Future of Local” is our quest to understand how complex interdependencies between people, countries and global brands are changing destinations. Watch one of the original videos below to learn more, and join a live conversation with Daniel on TED.com to share your thoughts. See the conversation »





The Journey

As we explore the future of local, we also explore the complex relationship between global brands and local communities. How should a global brand be part of a local experience – and become part of the story of a destination, of a community, of a people? This video and conversation is one of a three-part series on "The Future of Local" on TED.com, and in this segment we're focused on the relationship between global businesses, travelers and local communities. See the conversation »





Introducing the Future of Local

In partnership with TED, the InterContinental brand ignited a global conversation to explore the future of local. This video and conversation on "The Future of Local" is one of a three-part series on TED.com, and it introduces our quest to understand how complex interdependencies are changing destinations -- including those that we call home.
See the conversation »






InterContinental Group

IHG and InterContinental work with like-minded individuals and brands to share, explore and innovate. We focus on addressing environmental challenges and supporting our local communities. With 9 hotel brands and over 4,600 hotels in nearly 100 countries, we aim to create great hotels that our guests love. Visit Ihg.com »