Mauritius is set to host the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa from the 23 to 24 of May this year. This is a very important conference for the tourism industry and a great opportunity for the Indian Ocean Region to rally to showcase their drive in digitalisation and also in Sustainable Tourism.
During the last decade, the tourism industry has witnessed the transformational effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in terms of wider scope for global interaction between national and international players and for promoting Sustainable Tourism. Destinations, however, have yet to harness the full opportunities offered by ICT and the digitalisation process to foster the sustainability of the industry.
The conference in Mauritius, which will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, will bring together high level policy makers including Ministers for Tourism, CEOs of Tourism Boards, specialists, academics and experts to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation for the tourism industry. The conference will be interactive and provide an excellent forum for exchanging views and sharing best practices.