Leveraging the Digital Economy to Promote an Inclusive Tourism Industry: Workshop Summary Report

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Leveraging the Digital Economy to Promote an Inclusive Tourism Industry: Workshop Summary Report

Publication Number

APEC#220-TO-04.1

Published Date

May 2020

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Tourism Working Group(TWG)

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422

Pages

18

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Digital technologies are changing the way destinations and businesses facilitate tourism, develop products, gather data, access markets, and attract visitors.  This disruption creates new opportunities and challenges for many stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry, including groups such as women and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).  The workshop on Leveraging the Digital Economy to Promote an Inclusive Tourism Industry, held  in Vina del Mar, Chile, on 7 May 2019, aimed to create a discussion around how APEC economies can leverage digital tools to promote tourism, with an emphasis on enabling women and MSMEs to engage in the industry.