ALDO ELÍAS

President ARGENTINE CHAMBER OF TOURISM (CAT) Vice President ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM HOTELS OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC (AHT)
Aldo Elías is President of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT) and Vice President of the Association of Tourism Hotels of the Argentine Republic (AHT). He is the President of South American Tourism Federation (FEDESUD), an entity which represents the Chambers of tourism of South America. And also is the Regional Vice Presidency for the Americas and was the First Vice Presidency of the Board of Directors of Affiliate Members World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). After a consolidated experience in the Hotel Presidente of the City of Buenos Aires, where he currently holds the vice presidency, Mr. Elías played a prominent role in leading the sector. His work and proactive vision in favor of tourism development in Argentina have established himself as an influential tourism figure in Argentina. The Argentine Chamber of Tourism today brings together the 20 most important entities in the tourism sector and has 125 active members.
Speaker’s sessions
Tue, Oct 15, 02:30PM - 03:15PM

PANEL SESSION V: TRAVEL LAB ASIA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BRINGING TOURISM SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY TO ASIA PACIFIC (in cooperation with PATA)

SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish

In Asia and the Pacific, international tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 535 million by 2030, making it the region with the highest absolute gain in arrivals.  To ensure that the Asia Pacific travel industry keeps apace of sustainability best practices – and is well positioned to become the global leader of such best practices – the Asian Development Bank Ventures, PATA, and Plug and Play Tech Center have co-created Travel Lab Asia. Travel Lab Asia matches travel and hospitality companies with technologies that improve business performance while solving their most pressing sustainability and environmental needs.

This session will examine how technological innovation is part of the solution to the challenge of marrying continued growth with a more sustainable and responsible tourism sector. How can sustainable technologies allow tourism industries around the world to meet the challenges and opportunities of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? What will be their impact and how can they promote well-being?