2nd Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo
The 2nd "Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo 2017" will give answers to five major questions in the digital tourism economy. "Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo" is part of the "Digi.travel World Events", is the top annual meeting-point for experts from the eTourism, mTourism, travel technology, digital travel marketing and distribution channels with decision makers, entrepreneurs, professionals from the travel & hospitality industry of Thailand, the ASEAN Countries as well as the rest of the world, where they can exchange knowledge and experiences, to learn and do business.
Delegates of the 1st Digi.travel Conference in Bangkok in 2016 gain a lot of knowledge and left with a very positive experience. So, Travel Media Applications in cooperation with PATA Thailand Chapter organize this well esteemed event for the second year in Bangkok, on June 28th 2017 at The Landmark Bangkok Hotel. This year also incorporates "TripAdvisor Insights Masterclass".
In the evening of the first day we will celebrate the 4th Digital Innovation Asia Awards where the most innovative digital work in Asia Pacific travel and tourism is featured.
The full agenda of the Conference includes:
5 BIG QUESTIONS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN A DIGITIZED WORLD
What is the current reality?
- Mobile Internet
- Wearable Internet and devices
- Smart applications
What is coming fast?
- Big Data, business analytics and programmatic web
- Augmented Reality (Pokeconomy)
- Virtual Reality (Samsung Glasses) / How Virtual Reality will help enhance real-world travel
- Holograms (Microsoft Hologram Office)
- (Anthropomorphic) robotics in tourism / hospitality services: high tech high touch
- Artificial Intelligence
What disruptors our business and the tourism economy?
- Sharing Economy
- Peer-to-peer exchanges
- The rebirth of the travel agents
Where is the money?
- Cryptocurrencies and Evolving Methods of Payments in the Travel Industry (Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Google Wallet, Amazon Payments, Dwolla, Venmo)
- Will Blockchain Disrupt Travel Distribution and Settlement?
What do we do now?
- Partnerships building and knowledge exchange
- Re-think, Re-structure, Re-design, Re-strategize
TRIPADVISOR INSIGHTS MASTERCLASS
- Overview of TripAdvisor
- Online travel trends: TripBarometer annual report’s findings
- Data insights on Thailand
- How technology has revolutionized travel
- Hotels Solutions
- Overview of Viator
- How to get listed
- Best practices on Viator
DIGITAL INNOVATION ASIA AWARDS 2017
4TH DIGITAL INNOVATION ASIA AWARDS
For the 4th year, Digital Innovation Asia Awards recognize the most forward-thinking yet performance-oriented digital innovations in the Asia-Pacific travel and tourism industry. These annual awards featuring the most innovative digital work in Asia-Pacific travel and tourism, in categories across the five DIA pillars, including:
Most impactful digital innovation
This award recognizes online travel ventures that have leveraged technology in innovative ways in order to develop tourism, enhance the travel experience, improve guest services, and drive consumer engagement.
WHO: Any organization serving the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific, from online travel start-ups, digital agencies, and travel technology companies based in Asia Pacific
Most engaging digital presence
This award recognizes the most viral campaign, most engaging website, most innovative mobile application, or most creative use of social media, promoting Asia Pacific as a tourism destination.
WHO: Any business to consumer travel and tourism organization, from hotels, airlines, cruises, attractions, shopping, tourist boards, online travel agencies, and tour operators operating products and services in Asia Pacific, and are based in Asia Pacific.
Most relevant chinese digital presence
This award recognizes the most relevant mandarin-language website, most creative use of Mainland China social media, or most impactful campaign, marketing to Chinese consumers.
WHO: Any business to consumer travel and tourism organization, from hotels, airlines, cruises, attractions, shopping, tourist boards, online travel agencies, and tour operators marketing to Chinese consumers, based outside Mainland China.
Most socially responsible digital initiative
This award recognizes the most impactful and creative campaign, venture, or initiative in promoting and stimulating responsible and sustainable tourism development in Asia Pacific, as well as social and community-based tourism practices, and engaging consumers in being more conscious travelers.
WHO: Any business to consumer travel and tourism organization, from hotels, airlines, cruises, attractions, shopping, tourist boards, online travel agencies, and tour operators operating products and services in Asia Pacific, and are based in Asia Pacific, as well as any organization serving the travel and tourism industry in Asia, from online travel start-ups, digital agencies, and travel technology companies based in Asia Pacific.
Most captivating digital storytelling
This award recognizes the most riveting digitally published storytelling piece, from blog post, video, photo, review, and audio, discovering new and exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.
WHO: Any citizen journalist and digital self publisher, from bloggers, instagrammers, hotel reviewers, video bloggers, micro bloggers, and other forms of content publishing on social networks, from all over the world.
Top 5 digital innovators
The Top 5 Digital Innovator Award recognises outstanding individuals that have showed innovation, creativity, leadership, and commercial impact, as well as achievements in challenging situations. The Top 5 Digital Innovators are our annual hot list of leaders that have truly raised the bar for the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific when it comes to digital innovation.
WHO: Individuals that are actively engaged in the digital space in the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific.
The Top 5 Digital Innovators are judged by a panel of senior executives. Please nominate by providing Name, Title, Company, together with a short (max 150 words) paragraph on your reasons for nominating them.