With the theme Travel Technology: Passport to Peace, the aim of IST4P 2017 is to draw attention to the intersections and interconnectedness between tourism and technology for a more peaceful and sustainable world. The unprecedented boom in tourism these days is well documented, accounting for over 9.8% of the world GDP in 2016 and according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index, which ranks tourism traffic for 132 cities around the world, 5 of the Top 10 are in Asia: #1 Bangkok, #4 Singapore, #9 Hong Kong and #10 Kuala Lumpur.

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