Interview with Alessandro Gualtieri

Advisory Board | Hospitality

Alessandro Gualtieri – General Manager, Acaya Golf Resort & SPA

In a few lines, from your point of view and based on what you have gathered so far, what are the main developments that you think could be presented at BTO11? So, an invitation for the audience to take part.
BTO will have to propose questions and seek answers from all participants and all levels of knowledge. Being “Smart” means not putting up barriers or resistance but, to the contrary, opening up, dialoguing and sharing. If I had to create a slogan for a hypothetical ad, I would suggest: “knowledge sharing”.

In your workgroup, what do you deal with specifically?
I am focusing on the idea of “Panel Interoperability”, being how innovation can foster the exchange of data, with the aim of being equipped with collaborative tools for analysis and forecasting.

Destination, Digital Strategy, Food and Wine Tourism and Hospitality – the main topics of BTO11. Your contribution will be incorporated into the scientific programming schedule. The underlying theme is SMART. Can you help us to break this down from your perspective and with regards to the theme you are handling?
I would like to highlight one aspect that is of great importance to me: the technological components – especially those that are futuristic and related to “millennials” – must not replace the real contribution of human beings in any form of “tourism”. To me, being SMART means using one’s brain to improve that which is within our world, to try to create a tourist culture, too often neglected by operators.

Do you have anything else to add?
Yes, BTO will be an important time to offer training and engage with a highly-motivated audience.