The initiative "Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism" is one of the 11 thematic Areas of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry), by the European Commission.
A more detailed description of that initiative and further information about that are available here
The Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism partnership organised a half- day event with European and regional stakeholders / opinion leaders to further elaborate on the investment projects and their international dimension for the two strategic thematic areas: Access to data and digitalisation; Building resilience (climate change, green mobility, accessibility and connectivity).
Mr Patrick Torrent - Presidency of NECSTouR, Catalonia Region - presented the NECSTouR experience on facing the new economic models and digital culture on the occasion of the "International Round Table on Digital Transformation in Tourism", Sofia (Bulgaria).
"Working on Smart Destinations is the only possible way to face the current Digital Transformation!" stated Mr Torrent.
From January to June 2018, the Council of the European Union will be chaired by Bulgaria, ten year after its adhesion to the EU (1st January 2007).
NECSTouR wishes all the best to the Bulgarian Government for this semester.
"In NECSTouR we believe that the European Tourism has already the hardware - meaning the products and the infrastructures - and it is time now to invest on the software - meaning innovation and skills"
With that words, Mr Patrick Torrent - NECSTouR President, Catalonia Region - intervened at the European Tourism Day, organised by the European Commission in Brussels on the last 28th of November.
The main focus of Mr Patrick Torrent - NECSTouR President, Catalonia Region - intervention at the "Trends & Dynamics'17 - Mega Drivers for Future Tourism" Event, was on three fundamental questions: How to assure a sustainable balance between visitors and residents? How can big data meet tourism? How can collaborative models help to better manage destinations?