New Trends in Tourism mark a record!
A whole day of workshops, panels and discussions. Interesting special guests and the climax of a prestigious competition – that’s just a short summary of the seventh conference New Trends in Tourism. This year we managed to draw a record audience: there were almost 450 people at the event!
Just after 9:00 Piotr Bucki – the moderator of the meeting, walked on stage at the European Solidarity Centre. Together with the President of Gdańsk Tourist Organisation, Łukasz Wysocki, they officially inaugurated one of the most important conferences devoted to the tourist industry in Poland. “We wish to create a platform of experience sharing for the industry and the New Trends in Tourism conference is just a realisation of this idea” – said the President of Gdańsk Tourist Organisation.
When the first panel discussion ended, the stage was taken by the conference’s special guest – President Lech Wałęsa.
“Gdańsk is a full-fledged European city. This is how we can earn an excellent position in tourism and other areas” – these were the words of President Wałęsa, known for his multiple journeys and social media activity.
Then, there was time for other panels. At the same time, at the entresol, workshops were held for smaller groups. Interestingly, through social media and courtesy of Monitori – a partner of the conference, the participants could ask questions all the time, and the questions were instantly forwarded to the lecturer and displayed on a screen above the stage. Thus, the conference became an interactive event, where each participant could contribute or ask question at any moment.
During breaks between panels, there were presentations of participants of the Tourism Trends Awards contest (3 presentations each). At 4 p.m. the results were publicised. The verdict was given by the jury chaired by the famous traveller and journalist Jarosław Kuźniar.
The winners were:
• Social Media Category: Folwarczna Górski sp. z o.o. – Quadrille conference & spa
• Debut of the Year Category: QB Mobile – SmartTour
• New Tourist Offer Category: Locativo – Water, Industry and Craftsmanship Route TeH2O in Bydgoszcz
• Site UXD functionality UXD: Velcure.com
Warm congratulations to the winners and a thank you to all those who participated in the competition!
Soon after 5 p.m. the conference ended. We can only invite you to take part in next year’s event. You can preregister at the New Trends in Tourism 2017 even now at the project’s official site at: www.trendywturystyce.pl
We encourage you to do so and thank you to all participants once more.