The relationship between the tourism sector, Information and Communications Technologies, and mobility are analyzed in this paper. It has been presented in the framework of High Level Trainings on Sustainable Mobility, which were organized in the framework of the Urban Transports Community, as part of of the transfer and capitalization activities of the GO SUMP project.

(Rome, 8 November 2019) “Due to the distance between the potential tourist and the destination, huge amounts of information must be transferred to facilitate tourism activities” wrote Mr. Pablo Díaz Luque, student in Economics and Business at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in his working paper entitled “Tourism, Technology and Mobility”. This distance per se explains the importance of using and linking technology to mobility and tourism, something which the author develops in his paper. It has been presented in the framework of High Level Trainings on Sustainable Mobility, which were organized in the framework of the Urban Transports Community, as part of of the transfer and capitalisation activities of the GO SUMP project. The trainings took place in June 2019 and were coordinated by MedCities.

In this working paper, Mr. Pablo Díaz Luque introduces the relationship between the tourism sector, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), and mobility. It revolves around the question of how to develop an adequate use of technology and increase its potential in relation to tourist destinations and their mobility management. Indeed, as he notes: “rational planning of efforts must be made to find the most suitable and enduring technological solutions that bring urban destinations closer to the concept of intelligence in tourism and mobility management”.

This nexus is of particular importance for ensuring a better urban mobility in tourist destinations, and this is why a course on "Mobility & Tourism Nexus" was organized and attended by pioneering experts in the fields of regulations and strategies on urban tourism mobility. Methodological concepts and experiences in municipal management of urban tourist mobility in the Mediterranean were presented. Challenges, opportunities and recommendations for the improvement of urban mobility in Mediterranean cities were provided on the occasion of such high-level course. Transferring of sustainable mobility practices and policies were also addressed, something on which you could learn more in the GOSUMP replication manual.

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