The Tech Tourist event was an industry event held on November 18, 2015 hosted by the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Research. The event brought together Dr. Anne Hardy and Dr. Kelly MacKay; two experts who shared real time, applicable and newsworthy technology research in the tourism industry.

Dr. Anne Hardy is a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania and Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network. She will present on Tracking Tourists’ Travel: using GPS technology and apps to understand visitor movement and spontaneous decision making.

Dr. Kelly MacKay is  Associate Dean Research and Graduate Programs at Ryerson University. She present on the use of mobile devices in a festival context