New Tourism Area To Debut At CES 2019

Will highlight role tech plays in personalizing travel experiences
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A brand-new area highlighting technology and innovation in tourism will be featured at CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced during its CES Unveiled Amsterdam event last week.

The new area will let attendees experience how tech helps customize and advance the travel experience. As part of this, it will feature specialized conference programming exploring tech’s role in helping the global travel and tourism industry create personalized experiences that also provide sustainable economic growth opportunities for local communities, said CTA.

This is the second new area to be added to the show; CTA also recently announced a Resilience Conference focusing on technology keeping people safe and healthy.

CTA also revealed several other details about CES 2019, to be held Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. Among them:

  • Its fourth book, “Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation,” authored by CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro, will be released at the show. In the book, Shapiro explains the evolving technological landscape, including “breakthroughs underway now and those we can only envision.”
    Noted CTA: “Drawing on the insights he has gleaned as a martial arts black belt, he covers how businesses and governments can move to succeed in today’s turbulent environment by adopting the mindset of ‘ninjas’— adapting to technological change to capitalize on opportunities at lightning speed.”

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  • Thirty-one tech companies from the Netherlands and the surrounding region were celebrated as CES 2019 Innovation Honorees. Among them, Dutch company EVBox was honored in the Smart Energy category and Qoobi was honored in the High Performance Home Audio/Video category.
    “The companies recognized as this year’s CES Innovation honorees represent the drive that is taking our global industry to new heights,” said Karen Chupka, executive VP, CES, CTA. “The products honored today offer solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges and will change our lives and our world for the better.”
    The remaining Innovation honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled Paris on Oct. 3 and CES Unveiled New York on Nov. 8.
  • CTA will again partner with StartupDelta for CES 2019. Representing the Netherland’s commitment to innovation, StartupDelta will bring a delegation of Dutch startups to CES 2019 to be featured in Eureka Park, the startup hub of CES.

Registration for CES 2019 is now open.

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