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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, the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations, will be held in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) from the 25th – 27th of June 2018.

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.

Hackathon for Smart Destinations (#Hack4SD)

A new addition to this year’s event is the introduction of the first Hackathon for Smart Destinations, which will be held prior to the conference, on Sunday 24 June 2018. The Hackathon will focus on developing solutions for sustainable tourism development. More details about the Hackathon and a link to the event’s website will be available on the SDWC2018 website.

Official Conference Website

Outcome Document of the 2017 SDWC