Admit it – true innovation in travel is a bit of myth
Perhaps this would be my definition of an innovation: something new, whether it is a truly new thing or a new combination of things that have been around for a while, but necessarily something that opens up entirely new opportunities for the rest of the market, at the same time killing off a section of the market that becomes outdated.
NB: This is a viewpoint from Dmitry Bagrov, managing director at DataArt.
Different sources give slightly various definitions for “innovation”, but all of them agree that it is something new that is being introduced to our life, whether it is a new idea, method, or device.
I have often found it really amusing to read through the many definitions. They remind me of people trying to define what “democracy” is and agreeing that it is derived from the Greek demos “the people” + kratia “power, rule”, and all of them having a different idea who are those “people” exactly and what is included in the “power” thing.
Same about innovation, really. When is an idea or device are new? Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 an innovative device? Is the iPhone5?