IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.1, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

A trip through travel industry technology today and tomorrow

Wednesday 11 October (1030 - 1230)

Room C2.1, Convention Centre, Level 2


Leisure Industries Section (Lead)


Watch a mid-20th century film involving any mode of transport and the impact of technology in the intervening years is starkly obvious. Some technology facilitated travel and tourism – jumbo jets made travel faster and less costly than previous modes. Some technology also reduced travel, for example, inexpensive conference telecom. What technologies are impacting or about to impact travel and tourism today and what effect will they have? This discussion will survey current important developments, such as: • What will be the impact of virtual and augmented reality – will it promote travel or be a substitute for it? • How will legal systems handle technologies, such as Uber or Airbnb, that potentially disrupt existing regulatory systems? • Will the interplay between big data and technology facilitate secure travel – or endanger it?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

David Jacoby Culhane Meadows, New York, New York, USA; Chair, Leisure Industries Section


Maria Flavia Candido Seabra Machado Meyer Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Conference Coordinator, Real Estate Section
Gordon Hughes Davies Collison Cave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mónika Molnar null, Zug, Switzerland
Jimmy Thomson The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lesley Wan Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, London, England