JIN WEIDONG

Director-General NANJING MUNICIPAL BUREAU OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
Jin Weidong is Director-General of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. With over 20 years of experience in tourism administration experience on his belt, he was previously Deputy Director-General of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Deputy Director- General of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Tourism and Park Service, Deputy Director and then Director of Nanjing Municipal Tourism Commission, achieving and witnessing the municipality’s leapfrog tourism development. Adapting to new trend, Mr. Jin is actively exploring and applying the theories of tourism integration with culture to promoting the high-quality development of Nanjing tourism industry. Mr. Jin holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Geography from Nanjing University.
Speaker’s sessions
Tue, Oct 15, 10:40AM - 11:30AM

PANEL SESSION III: SMART CITIES TO SMART TOURISM DESTINATIONS: TOWARDS WELLNESS AND HAPPINESS (in cooperation with WTCF)

SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish

Tourism constitutes a central component in the economy, social life, and geography of many cities in the world. This session will examine the intersection of smart cities and smart tourism and how it will change the tourism experience. How can a smart city become a smart tourism destination? In the transition to smart tourism, what will be the effects on wellness tourism development? How can smart tourism and wellness tourism development counteract the effects of ‘over-tourism’? What have cities done to encourage wellness experiences for both residents and visitors, thereby increasing happiness? How can cities increase innovation and technological tools and improve tourism competitiveness? How can a city be future-ready?