Oct 30, 2019 / 20:03

"Smarter Tourism" aims discuss solution for Vietnam’s tourism issues

The Hanoitimes - The fourth international conference on tourism in Vietnam with the theme “Smarter Tourism” is held by the National Economics University in Hanoi on October 31.

A conference titled “Smarter Tourism” will provide a forum to discuss critical contemporary issues in tourism, thereby, promoting the sustainable growth of Vietnam's travel industry, To Quoc Newspaper reported. 
 
Illustrative photo.
Illustrative photo.
The fourth international conference on tourism in Vietnam with the theme “Smarter Tourism”, to be held by the National Economics University in Hanoi on October 31, will focus on ten topics namely tourism and economic development, heritage tourism, the application of technology in travel industry, tourism marketing, trends of consumers’ behavior while traveling, destination management, tourism policy, smart consumption, responsible and sustainable tourism, and research methodology in this leisure industry.

In parallel with the academic session, a practical forum themed “A Vision for Smarter Tourism” will gather panelists from the academic, state management and business spheres to discuss contemporary tourism development.  

Some Vietnamese tourism experts, policymakers, administrators and some foreign leading scholars in tourism research from Australia and France are expected to attend the event.

The development of tourism generates several opportunities as well as challenges of finding a more durable and sustainable development, a way of developing tourism in a "smarter" way. This is especially important in developing countries where the tourism in particular and the socio-economic aspects in general have witnessed profound changes, according to tourism researchers.