International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT 2019) kick-starts in Kochi
International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT 2019), organized by Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India (ATTOI), in association with Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, kick-started at the Le Meridien in Kochi today. Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Govt of Kerala, will officially inaugurate the International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT 2019), at 6 pm today.
The Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India (ATTOI), in association with Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, is organizing the International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT) in Kochi to address the challenges related with technology faced by Indian tourism and hospitality industry.
The event started by Rani George, Kerala Tourism Secretary; P Balakiran IAS, Tourism Director; Anish Kumar PK, Convener, ICTT 2019 and Manu P V, Secretary, ATTOI, lighting the traditional ceremonial lamp. The conference started with a session by Richard Matuzevich on How to do social media tourism promotion to tourists.
The third edition of ICTT aims at helping the players of tourism industry to stay abreast with the latest technology through effective usage of digital and social media platforms. Around 10 subject experts across the globe will offer their insights on 10 different topics related to online promotion of the business.
The two-day long event will be concluded on September 27, on the World Tourism Day. Around 500 delegates including tour operators, hoteliers, resort owners, homestays, SEO (search engine optimization) companies, software firms, social media marketing companies and bloggers, are expected to attend the conference at Le Meridian hotel, Kochi.
The topics include: Impact of influential marketing in tourism by Ellie Shedden, Australia; Artificial intelligence and travel revolution by Losch, Italy; Secrets of search Engine Rankings by David Carollo, Singapore; How to do social media tourism promotion to get Chinese tourists? by Richard Matuzevich, China; Tips to become a good digital photographer? by Shane Dallas, Kenya; How to create a good story about your brand? by Jen Morilla, USA; How innovation in travel and tourism is driving economic and jobs growth by Brian Marrinan, Ireland; How to create an attention grabbing content/blog? by Heather Heuman, USA; How to use YouTube for destination promotion by Jessica Dante, UK; Program tips for improving E-A-T SEO by Sean Patrick Si, Philippines and Instagram and growth strategies by Isabel Mosk, Netherland.