Tourism and travel are constantly growing, creating a huge impact on the destination. Depleting natural resources and polluting the environment, changing consumption patterns, and impacting the social system of the regions that continue to develop their tourism industry. At the summit, we will explore responsible planning, long-term management and how the industry can discover balance, re-focus and meet the needs of all stakeholders involved (including local communities, visitors, industry and government).
Ease of mobility, new technology, and increasing disposable incomes have made travel and tourism readably accessible to the masses, representing a big market worldwide. Behind this growth are the innovators promoting and driving innovation forward. We will help you uncover the characteristics and dynamics of the innovation process in tourism, how to enhance innovation and the co-operation processes between selected startups and your organization.
In today’s digital age, understanding the future traveler is vital. Millennials represent a large segment of the market, being more likely to travel abroad than their older counterparts and budgeting more for their trip. Most importantly, their expectations are more demanding and more complex. Familiarize yourself with the future of travel and see what others are doing to cater to the new consumers.
This year will be the first edition of the Lisbon Tourism Summit, an enhancement to previously known Tourism Day: