With just over a week to go before TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit 2022 (TIS2022) gets underway in Seville, Spain, more than 4,300 delegates have already registered for the event which organisers say will define the future of global tourism.
Five key elements to be discussed at the event innovation, recovery of traveller confidence, digitalisation, sustainability and inclusive tourism, which the event organisers position as summarising the challenges that tourism businesses and destinations are facing.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, Marketing Automation, contactless technology and Predictive Analytics, among many others, which will be presented by the more than 150 exhibiting companies.
These include Accenture, Amadeus, CaixaBank, City Sightseeing Worldwide, The Data Appeal Company, EY, Mabrian, MasterCard, Telefónica Empresas, Convertix, Keytel, PastView and Tourijobs along with many others taking part to showcase their proposals they see as guiding the tourism sector on the road to innovation and digitisation.
TIS2022 Event Director, Silvia Avilés said the three-day event will enable tourism industry professionals to learn first-hand about the most innovative solutions and technologies to transform their businesses or destinations, or sustainable solutions that respond to the new interests of travellers based on climate awareness.
The Tourism Innovation Global Summit will also delve into value propositions including sustainability, inclusive tourism, reputation and security as levers to achieve new business opportunities.
The event will also see some 400 experts analyse how the tourism industry is making the transition to a more digital, innovative, and its commitment to decarbonisation, as well as to the environment.
Tourism Innovation Global Summit Director, Edgar Weggelaar said that the third edition of TIS “will be the turning point towards a new stage of the industry, in which a more sustainable, safe and digitised tourism takes the baton and relaunches a crucial sector for the global economy”.
Speakers this year include Gerd Leonhard, keynote speaker and CEO of The Futures Agency; Ada Xu, Regional Director EMEA at Fliggy – Alibaba Group; Cristina Polo, EMEA market analyst at Phocuswright; Bas Lemmens, CEO of Meetings.com and President of Hotelplanner EMEA; Misa Labarile, policy officer at the European Commission; Kees Jan Boonen, Head of Sustainability at Booking. com; Eleni Skarveli, director of Visit Greece, UK and Ireland; Wouter Geerts, research director of Skift; Deepak Ohri, CEO of Lebua Hotels and Resorts; and Jelka Tepsic, deputy mayor of Dubrovnik; Eduardo Santander, CEO of the European Travel Commission; among many others, will participate in this new edition of the conference.
TIS2022 has the support and collaboration of Seville City Council, the Junta de Andalucía, and Sevilla City Office, as well as international organisations such as WTTC, UNWTO, ETOA, Skal International, NECSTouR, or PATA, among others, to seek new business formulas to revitalise an industry that in 2019 accounted for 10 percent of global GDP and 13 percent of national GDP.
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