• The CEO of Dingus defended in PalmaActiva the possibilities of the new technologies in the sustainability of the tourism, like president of Turistec

“The ICT sector must be committed to lead the search for solutions for the rest of the socio-economic sectors, when we talk about sustainability and tourism“. It is the main conclusion of the president of the International Cluster of Information and Communication Technologies applied to Tourism and CEO of Dingus, after analyzing data such as those of the WTO (World Tourism Organization) according to which: “the expected evolution of the tourism sector will lead to an increase in greenhouse gases of 130% by 2035“. This will have a very important direct effect on the sector by modifying the characteristics of the stations, and thus influencing the decision-making of the tourist on popular destinations now.

According to Jaume Monserrat, “the massive use of information and communication technologies can mean a real environmental revolution in productive activity”, based on concepts such as Green IT. The basis of this movement is “environmentally sound information technology, with aspects such as environmental sustainability, energy efficiency economics and the cost of recycling disposal, among others.”

Following this introduction, Monserrat developed the challenges and opportunities of using Cloud Computing and Big Data at the conference on sustainable tourism organized by PalmaActiva’s local development agency (Mallorca, Balearic Islands). In the first case, it was recalled that virtualization can account for up to 70% of energy savings. As for the second (with the addition of the IoT factor), “it has to help collect and create analytical models that allow decision making and safeguard compliance with climate change agreements, preserve habitats and discover opportunities”.

The day was aimed at analyzing lines of action towards the global objective of sustainable tourism for development, whose international year is being commemorated in 2017.