22nd UNWTO General Assembly Hosts Special Session on Internet-based Tourism
The 22nd UNWTO General Assembly dedicated a special session to Internet-based tourism on September 14, in which CNTA Chairman Li Jinzao gave remarks.
He said, “In the age of mobile Internet, modern technology based on Internet, in particular mobile Internet, has profound impact on tourists’ choice of destination, means of travel and payment method. It has created opportunities for tourism development and posed challenges for tourism authorities and tour operators across the world.”
“Technological advancement has introduced infinite possibilities into the tourism industry. Big data, cloud computing and smart technologies are becoming the reality. Smart tourism is not an option, but an inevitable trend of tourism development. We would like to join hands with the rest of the world, learn from each other and support each other while ushering into the age of smart tourism,” said Li.