November 26, 2018

Tourism and Technology Go Hand-in-Hand at the Tourism and Hospitality Tech Summit and Expo 2018

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  • Enderun Colleges spearheaded the Tourism and Hospitality Tech Summit and Expo 2018 last November 23 and 24, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig City.

    The two-day tech summit and expo examined the trends and developments in technology, which in turn are shaping the tourism industry in the Philippines.

    The convention featured a roster of speakers distinguished in their respective fields, ranging from artificial intelligence, virtual reality, guest management, and social marketing among others.

    James Leonard Cruz of Bliimo Technologies Inc., one of the speakers at the expo

    The speakers imparted guests with their tourism and technological knowledge to help them manage their businesses and engage with their customers better in the future.

    Also read: Enderun Colleges to Host Tourism and Hospitality Tech Summit and Expo 2018 on November 23 and 24

    Over 20 booths were available for the delegates to explore

    The expo also featured different exhibitor booths, which included brands and companies leading in the electronics and technology sector.

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat (in the middle) with New Era AI Robotic Inc’s Service Robot

    One of the key speakers for the first day of the Tourism and Hospitality Tech Summit and Expo was Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who discussed the current state of Philippine tourism and how the developments in technology helped the industry.

    According to Puyat, technological development has revolutionized tourism, which in turn offered people more opportunities and possibilities.

    “Today’s technology has given us the freedom to choose, plan, explore, and travel more conveniently in the most cost-effective way possible,” Romulo-Puyat said.

    Secretary Puyat shared the recent developments in Philippine tourism 

    She said it has given birth to ‘do-it-yourself travelers’ as traveling can now be done as easy as 1-2-3. “Likely so, traveling can be as easy as one, plan; two, manage; and three, book online. With just a click away, we can just plan a trip,” Puyat added.

    But aside from providing an avenue for travelers, Puyat highlighted the importance of technology in promoting the country’s tourism and raising awareness to preserve tourist attractions. She encouraged the delegates to become an active part in promoting and sustaining Philippine tourism.

    “We invite all of you here to be our partners as we continue to make the Philippines one of the most fun and must experienced destination in the world. Together, let us ensure that generations from now, our children’s children’s children will still say, it’s more fun in the Philippines,” Puyat said.

    The Tourism and Hospitality Tech Summit and Expo 2018 was hosted by Enderun Colleges, which offers courses specializing in the fields of international hospitality management, entrepreneurship, and business administration.

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