Tourism experts discuss new tech in tourism | Sunday Observer

Tourism experts discuss new tech in tourism

Minister Amaratunga greeting Secretary General of UNWTO,  Zurab Pololikashvili
Minister Amaratunga greeting Secretary General of UNWTO, Zurab Pololikashvili

Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga attended the Second UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations held in Oviedo, Spain from June 25th to 27th 2018.

This World Conference which is organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism, Spain is the annual gathering of international tourism experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges for tourism destinations 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 their understanding about the development and key elements of ‘smart’ destinations. The Sri Lanka delegation comprised of Minister Amaratunga, Senior Advisor to the Minister, Felix Rodrigo and Director General, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Upali Ratnayake. 

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