Despite of the fact that COVID-19 pandemic hit hard tourism, tourism tech has catched strong attention from Venture Capital and other investors, demonstrating the continuous confidence in technology, entrepreneurship and startups for a sustainable future. By making an analysis of the investment landscape, UNWTO key priorities, the session presents a set of key facts, and trends to reinforce the vital role of technology but specially tourism for community empowerment, decarbonization, skills development for the resilience of the tourism value chain in a post COVID-19 world.