CETT Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona to be held on November 23rd and 24th 2022 with UNWTO as a co-organizer

CETT Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona to be held on November 23rd and 24th 2022 with UNWTO as a co-organizer

On November 23rd and 24th 2022, the IV edition of the CETT Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona will be held. A congress that is framed as a global space of reference and a meeting between professionals, academics and scholars about the smart phenomenon applied in the tourism sector. The congress is organized by the UB Chair of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT, promoted in 2016 by the CETT and the University of Barcelona, together with Barcelona City Council and the CETT Fundació. The UNWTO also participates as a co-organizer.

Lines and topics of interest

The congress aims to address the challenges of the sector after the pandemic based on innovative, intelligent and sustainable formulas.

The thematic lines are:

  • Intelligent management of tourism
  • Digitization of companies and destinations

For this edition, special emphasis is placed on those aspects that stand as a lever for change in the sector, such as smart mobility applied to tourism or the arrival and consolidation in 2022 of 5G in society.

The congres has a three-day structure (Entrepreneurs Day, Professional Day and Academic Day) and this preliminary programme:

Wednesday 23rd

Professional Day

Professionals Day is a unique forum aimed at gathering together academics and relevant players of the tourism industry. Its main aim is to transfer knowledge between academia and the industry through a smart conception of the sector whilst considering the present and future challenges and the needs of the tourism industry.

Entrepreneurs Day

Space aimed at the presentation of projects that have a unique idea can be made known and thus contribute to the transformation of the tourism sector from the application of a smart look. In addition, within the framework of this day, the 18th CETT Foundation Projects Entrepreneurs Awards in the Tourism, Hotel and Gastronomy sector are awarded.

Thursday 24th

Academic Day

Forum for researchers and students to share and discuss relevant and cutting-edge issues in the context of smart tourism, framed in the different lines of work of the congress. This Conference is a space for the exchange of knowledge between participants, both speakers, communicators and the general public. At the same time, the authors of the papers presented will have space to communicate and explain their respective research.

Abstracts and papers submission for CETT Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona

Papers must deal with any of the Congress' topics of interest and will be evaluated anonymously by the members of the Scientific Committee. Selected papers will be presented orally during the IV Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona and will be published, along with the speeches, in a digital and registered (ISBN) conference proceedings book.

Other collaboration

The congress has had the collaboration of the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Barcelona City Council since its first edition.