Tourism and Technology Summit Africa
In this digital age, talking about traveling and tourism brings to mind how convenient technologies have made everything easier for us. From booking to check-out, everything is technological based. Artificial intelligence in the tourism and travel sector has already created a hugely significant change. With Tourism 5.0, we are going to experience the best of travel and tourism. Tourism 5.0 is another term for the same trend of growing use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Sustainable energy, and other high-tech computer technologies to generate demand and improve services for consumers across different industries. Personalized travel experiences are created using technology in tourism from start to finish.. The African Travel and tourism sector would need to disrupt to become competitive globally.
Tourism and Technology Summit Africa
The TOURISM & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT AFRICA 2022 Technology has always been an important component in the global economy. It has however become a strategic imperative due to the emergence and the rise of the tech-savvy, connected consumers across global and national socioeconomic landscapes and sectors Even though this has immense potential to create value, unlock broader societal benefits and change negative perceptions about Africa, its adoption in many African tourist destinations lags behind compared to international good practices. Contextually, this challenge differs from country to country, but it remains a major inhibitor to a competitive African Tourism Industry and that is the gap Tourism and Technology Summit Africa aims to close. The Africa Tourism Board would partner My Beautiful Africa for this years Summit which would aim to deliver a digital playbook on the digital transformation of the African Tourism.
Tourism and Technology Summit Africa
AFRICA AS A SMART TOURISM DESTINATION Smart tourism refers to the application of information and communication technology for developing innovative tools in tourism. It supports integrated efforts at a destination to find innovative ways to collect and use data derived from physical infrastructure, social connectedness and organizational sources (both government and non-government),and users in combination with advanced technologies to increase efficiency, sustainability, experiences. The information and communication technology tools used for smart tourism include IoT, mobile communication, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It combines physical, informational, social, and commercial infrastructure of tourism with such tools to provide smart tourism opportunities. The principles of smart tourism lie at enhancing tourism experiences, improve the efficiency of resource management, maximize destination competitiveness with an emphasis on sustainable aspects. It should also gather and distribute information to facilitate efficient allocation of tourism resources and integrate tourism supplies at a micro and macro level ensuring that the benefits are well distributed. A lot is happening in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality space in Africa and post covid-19 the shift which has occurred cannot be ignored, Technology is now the centrepoint of many organisations operating in the sector so says Clara Chinwe Okoro Founder and COO at My Beautiful Africa a Travel Tech Company based in Lagos Nigeria and organisers of the Tourism and Technology Summit Africa.
TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2020. THEME>>>THE FUTURE FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN AFRICA BIOMETRICS>>> ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE>>>DATA Brandworld Media in partnership with Technology Mirror is proud to present the 2nd edition of the TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT with the theme THE FUTURE FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN AFRICA.>>>BIOMETRICS . ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE . BIG DATA. The future of travel is technology-based, so tourism jobs will require both technical and advanced soft skills used to effectively implement and manage smart initiatives. The greatest societal impact of digital transformation in tourism may be the effect on the sector’s workforce, which directly and indirectly represents 1 in every 10 jobs worldwide. Like in other economic sectors, intelligent automation will change the nature of some travel jobs and eradicate others altogether. However, digitally-enabled growth will also generate new employment opportunities that could outpace the automation of existing roles, especially as strong growth is forecast for the sector. Tourism and Technology Summit is a project driven by a vision to disrupt the Tourism industry in Africa through Technology.It works with the public & private sector to drive the growth & development of the industry through: • Emerging technology driven by innovations • Sector inspiring policies that enhance growth & development • Thoughtful stakeholders’ engagement. • The exposure of players to knowledge on global best practices that engender quality services. Under SDGS 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS, the summit aims to focus on how Technology can deliver smart solutions to enable and grow the Tourism industry in Africa.