At a time when “public space” is trending both online and in real life, the dominant spatial matrix is opening up to incorporate notions discussed in “third places” (e.g. hybridization, encounter and collaboration), thereby redefining hospitality. While some behavioral reflexes are difficult to alter, change is getting underway in two sectors: travel and “le vivre ensemble” (living.
The new codes of hospitality
In step with the new social pact of inclusiveness, the travel industry is dreaming up time-space concepts that do away with barriers, allow for the expression of various paradigms and boost collective emulation.