Discussions about smart tourism
This section contains various discussions and seminars that discussed issues one way or another related to smart tourism and sustainable development. Not only academics and scientists take part in the discussions, but also hoteliers, guides, representatives of DMO and various technology companies.
Panel discussion about smart tourism in World Travel Market London – 2017
Key speakers of the session:
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis
Director of eTourism Lab Bournemouth University
Dr Mario Hardy
Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Mr Faeez Fadhlillah
CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez & Salam
Chief executive of NPD Hotels
Panel discussion “Smart Tourism Destinations’ contribution for the Planet and its People” in NECSTouR Conference – 2017.
NECSTouR is Network of European Regions for Sustainable Competitive Tourism).
Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic
Representative of the World Tourism Organization to the United Nations at Geneva
Ana Tejedor Arceredillo
WISE-Marine Coordination and Cooperation with Regional Sea Conventions, European Environment Agency
Management Board Member of the UNWTO Croatian Sustainable Tourism Observatory
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS Coordinator, Horarios de Funchal Transportes Publicos Funchal, Madeira Portugal
Discussion “Smart tourism and SDGs”
Session 4: Smart tourism and SDGs “Smart Tourism as a Sustainable Development Paradigm”
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gretzel
University of Southern California, United States. “Smart Tourism – Challenges and Solutions”
Prof. Dr Peter O’Connor
University of South Australia, Australia. “Growth Hacking Sustainability in Tourism”
Prof. Dr. Juho Pesonen
University of Eastern Finland, Finland.
2nd CRiT Summer School. “Innovation and Technology in Tourism to Achieve SDGs” – 2022. Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management. Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus.
Discussion “Future of Travel” with Google travel – 2021
Managing Director, Google Travel,
Industry Director, Travel, Google
Julia Vander Ploeg
The Senior Vice President, Global Head of Digital and Technology at Hyatt Hotels Corporate