Destinations

Mallorca Tourism Development Plan

Mallorca tourism authorities have developed a new tourism development plan for 2020-2023. The plan is quite detailed and carefully designed. It begins with an analysis of the current state: https://www.nexmallorca.com/diagnosticodepartida?lang=en The analysis indicates that destinations which do not develop digital technology will not be able to compete with Smart destinations. Moreover, technologies should be introduced …

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Village Virtual Tours

Even small towns and villages are increasingly starting to use digital technology, and place virtual tours at different venues to attract tourists. There is an article about it: https://www.eturbonews.com/573385/what-an-italian-ghost-town-launched-to-get-virtual-tourists/ Of course, this is good news, but as a rule, destinations do not know well the technologies of online promotion. Consequently, the tremendous efforts to create …

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Preserving Church Heritage Through Digital Tourism

Using mobile technology to help preserve the culture and heritage of Phillipine is part of the ongoing Smart Tourism program in digital tourism, which was launched back in 2011. The program includes the creation of applications, mobile manuals and interactive materials. And now, due to the restriction on movements around the country and the upcoming …

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New Startup from Singapore.

The startup iko.travel has been launched in Singapore, it offers a non-profit tourism organizations their technologies and booking platform for free. https://www.traveldailymedia.com/how-one-travel-tech-startup-will-help-prepare-businesses-for-the-new-normal/ The main idea of ​​the platform creators is to help local tourism authorities develop their destinations. By creating specialized websites with high-quality content for tourists and hotel booking options, DMOs can increase the …

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Tourism Prospects of South Africa

South African tourism is preparing to get out of the crisis updated: https://www.africanews.com/2020/05/28/coronavirus-south-africa-committees-on-tourism-put-transformation-high-on-the-agenda-of-the-south-african-tourism/ SAT is a South African tourism organization which is preparing a special plan to overcome the crisis. It was announced that a new look at tourism development will be turned to digital technologies, along with other measures. This is partly true for …

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Tourism Recovery in Spain

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain has presented the main directions of the Tourism Recovery Plan: https://thespainjournal.com/reyes-maroto-smart-tourist-destinations-will-be-key-to-relaunching-tourism-in-our-country/ The good news is that the government is aware of inevitable changes in the tourism industry, and creates new models in the field of tourism policy. Among other things, it is planned to pay great …

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Ireland Discusses Innovations in Tourism

Many destinations are beginning to realize that the recovery of the tourism sector will be long and ineffective without a technological breakthrough and innovation. Ireland also understands it, and it was already discussed on the web site of Ireland’s national export agency. https://irishadvantage.com/innovation-is-key-to-travel-sector-recovery/ Unfortunately, many destinations are primarily concerned about the state of the business. …

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Smart Tourism Destination

Interesting news from Calpe: the destination is trying to become Smart Tourism Destination https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/22/calpe-town-hall-makes-a-smart-decision-and-is-taking-steps-to-become-a-smart-tourism-destination/ That would be an asset, but it is not an easy path that many destinations try to go through. Unfortunately, not everyone can do it. In our opinion, there are several reasons. According to our concept of smart tourism, a destination …

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