Shifts in technology, sustainability present opportunities for tourism sector in the long run: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: From the transformation of an annual food festival into a virtual affair with live classes to the gamification of a walking tour where participants solve puzzles while exploring Chinatown, these are some examples of how tourism players have been reinventing their businesses with technology amid COVID-19.

Digitalisation and new technologies were already “disrupting” the tourism sector before COVID-19, and the pandemic has accelerated the shift in how people and businesses connect with one another, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (Apr 7).

“In a world where visitors are not constrained by physical boundaries, travel is no longer just about…

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