FITUR 2018 will showcase on tourism innovation

FITUR 2018 will host the conferences on tourism innovation as the world of tourism gear up for the first international tourism exhibition of the year.

The conferences on tourism innovation, entitled ‘Tourism Intelligences,’ will be organised by the Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo, (AECIT – Spanish Association of Science Experts in Tourism).

This tourism conference in Madrid, Spain will hold on the second day, January 18 of the international tourism expo, which opens on January 17, spanning January 21.

This conference, which will be chaired by Juan Miguel Moreno, an expert in tourism innovation, CEO of More Turismo Internacional and AECIT board member, will serve to analyze the importance of smart management applied to tourism.

Some of the slated speakers include Fabián González, co-founder of The Digital Band S.L and a professional in the tourism sector, who will be presenting “Smart Business for the Tourism Sector”; Albert Isern, CEO of Bismart, will speak on “Application of Big Data to Smart Tourist Destinations” ; Jimmy Pons, the Innovation Maker of Blue Bay Hotels and Executive Mindfulness Teacher in EOI, will analyse a common doubt among professionals of the sector: Will humans be replaced by robots and AI in the tourism sector?; and José Luis Gago Llover, from Prevengal Safety S.L. Gago is an expert in drones and has extensive experience in the labour field.

Reforest Doñana

Mazagón, Andalucia, Spain.Photo: marioperezpozo.com

The fire started on Saturday night on Moguer, then advanced east to reach the Doñana Nature Reserve, one of the country’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. The reserve protects over 107,000 hectares considered of extreme ecological value for their mix of ecosystems, including wetlands, dunes and woods. It is a key stop for migratory birds home to a variety of animals, including about a fifth of the 400 remaining Iberian lynxes. And Doñana is probably one of the most important areas for birds in all of Europe, and we just happen to be in a nesting season for several species.

Reforest Doñana
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Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

“When you take a tree that is rooted in the ground, and transfer it from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit. And if it does, the fruit will not be as good as it was in its original place. This is a rule of nature. I think if I had left my country, I would be the same as the tree.” —Abbas Kiarostami

The Wind Will Carry Us

Who is Lucy?

Photo: A sculptor’s rendering of Lucy when she was alive, displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas Dave Einsel/Getty Images

41st anniversary of your <u><strong><a href=”http://goo.gl/6U49Ub”>discovery</a></strong></u>.

After making the discovery, paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson headed back to his campsite with his team. He put a Beatles cassette in the tape player, and when Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds came on, one of the group said he should call the skeleton Lucy. “All of a sudden, she became a person,” Johanson told the BBC.

One of the most important things about Lucy is the way she walked. By studying her bones, in particular the structure of her knee and spine curvature, scientists were able to discover that she spent most of her time walking on two legs – a striking human-like trait. Australopithecus afarensis may have walked upright and looked somewhat human-like, but they were much smaller than we are. Lucy died as a young but fully grown adult, and stood only 1.1m (3.7ft) tall and weighed 29kg (64lb).