Tourism Innovation Summit 2021: Relaunching new ways of travel

The TIS-Tourism Innovation Summit returns to Spain from November 10 to 12 to highlight the role of tourism as a lever of economic wealth and employment in the world.

BARCELONA, ESPA̱A, October 29, 2021 / РThe first edition of TIS in November 2020 brought together more than 1,200 industry representatives and leaders from 16 countries in person in Seville, as well as the virtual participation of more of 3,800 people from 56 countries. The current number of registrations for TIS2021 exceeds 4,000 registered, expecting to welcome approximately 6,000 participants from 60 countries. The second edition of the TIS РTourism Innovation Summit 2021 presented this week in Seville the novelties of its second edition, which returns to FIBES in Seville (Spain) from 10 to 12 November.

TIS2021 will have a special presence from the regions of Asia, the United States, Canada and the Middle East, to discuss the main keys to the recovery of the industry and present their successes in the renovation of their tourism management. This international presence at TIS2021 will generate 20 million euros in Seville thanks to professional tourism spending.

According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, between January and July 2021, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in 2021, down 67% from the same period in 2019, but the best results since April 2020. It is worth comparing this figure with the estimated 34 million international arrivals recorded in July 2020, although it is still well below the 164 million recorded in 2019. Despite the declines due to the impact of COVID-19, the total contribution of the tourism sector to global produced GDP or GDP was almost US $ 4.7 trillion, contributing € 1.06 trillion in Europe. TIS2021 is the international forum where global industry leaders will discuss actions and strategies to return to tourism activity levels of 2019, reshaping the industry to be more sustainable with technology as the main asset.

TIS2021 agenda: more than 400 speakers from all over the world share their knowledge. Innovation and Agenda 2030

Aligned with the affirmation “Restart, new ways of traveling”, TIS2021 will address 5 strategic axes: reactivation, restoring travelers’ confidence, digitization, sustainability and inclusive tourism, which sum up the challenges facing the industry. of international tourism is facing. To address this, TIS2021 will bring together key companies and leading executives to rethink tourism models and define new ways of travel. Among the main speakers, there will be the presence of CEOs from companies like Ryanair, Vueling, AIR Europa, LATAM Airlines, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Iberostar, Accor, Tui, FTI Group, Costa Crociere, The Royal Caribbean Group and .

In addition, TIS2021 will be supported by representatives of associations such as WTTC, UNWTO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Global Sustainable Tourism Council, European Travel Commission, Sustainable Travel International, institutions such than the European Commission and the United States. Nations, as well as experts from major tourism companies such as GetYourGuide, City Sightseeing Worldwide, Expedia, TUI and Tiqets.

TIS2021’s agenda will include 400 top speakers organized in 8 vertical forums and 150 conferences throughout the 3 days. Wednesday’s agenda will be marked by the presence of CEOs and company presidents as well as European and Spanish public administration ministers. On Thursday, TIS2021 will celebrate the Tourism Innovation Awards 2021 and on Friday there will be the agenda of international cities and the Touristech Startup Fest.

In a year where travel and mobility have been suspended due to Covid-19, the tourism industry is preparing to resume its activity adapted to a new normal. In this context, TIS2021 will present new trends related to emerging technologies such as the Internet of behavior, the cloud, cybersecurity, big data, robotics, smart business models or hyper-automation, among others that are transforming the competitiveness of companies. trips. The event will also showcase disruptive solutions such as artificial intelligence, machine learning or predictive analytics.

In addition, more than 150 exhibitors will present their solutions to leaders of the tourism sector, to become their partners and develop technological solutions to boost the tourism offer in a sustainable way, helping companies to achieve their sustainable objectives aligned with the 2030 Agenda. .


About TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit: TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit is the premier event focused on bringing the latest solutions in technology, innovation and sustainability to the tourism sector. A world-class conference with more than 400 world leaders takes place at the World Tourism Innovation Summit. This summit is committed to sharing ideas and success stories about the strategies that destinations and travel agencies are implementing.

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