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UNWTO and Dominican Telefónica Renew Commitment to Sustainable Tourism

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Telefónica , from Dominican Republic and the UNWTO renew their commitment to cooperate to promote tourism through sustainable and competitive development based on digitalization and the application of new technologies such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), etc.

Restarting tourism and fostering opportunities is the basis of this new partnership. As such, the UN specialized agency for tourism and Telefónica will continue to work together, globally to foster global and regional innovation ecosystems; provide technical support to initiatives aimed at accelerating recovery; and drive the adoption of new technologies.

This global framework agreement was ratified by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and María Jesús Almazor, CEO of Cybersecurity and Cloud at Telefónica Tech, and is framed within five major areas of action: digital entrepreneurship; digital education and training; application of new technologies (big data, artificial intelligence, etc.); digital economy and, with special emphasis on the development of rural tourism.

(Source: Caribbean News)

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