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West Bank hosts first digital tourism hackathon

For the first time, Palestinians hold a digital tourism hackathon to develop innovative solutions to the problems facing the tourism industry.
Digital Tourism Hackathon in Palestine.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Before participating in the first Digital Tourism Hackathon in Palestine that ended July 2, Awad Hamad participated in around five technology incubators to market his digital tourism innovative project but had no luck finding a supportive, favorable environment.

The hackathon, the biggest technological event ever in Palestine, was held at Palestine Techno Park in Birzeit, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, with the aim of developing innovative solutions to the problems facing the Palestinian tourism sector.

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