The Second World Conference on Smart Destinations will be held in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) from June 25 to 27.
The event is organized by the World Tourism Organization, the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda of Spain and the Government of the Principality of Asturias
In order to lead and shape new tourism models for the 21st century based on innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility, the World Conference on Smart Destinations is the annual gathering of international tourism experts, discussing the opportunities and challenges for the tourism sector, and destinations in particular, arising from the development, implementation and management of innovative products and services that are based on new technological solutions.
Bringing together government representatives, private sector entities, researchers and academics, as well as technology centers, the event is an important platform for participants to share knowledge, build partnerships and advance in their understanding about the development and key elements of smart destinations.
Building upon the success of the previous year, the 2018 edition of the event will cover themes such as the digital transformation within destinations, technological solutions for impact monitoring, Smart destination governance, The importance of new technologies for sustainable development, standardization frameworks, data accessibility and cyber-security, the role of participatory approaches and open platforms and data-driven success stories and best practices in tourism innovation.