ODIN as a Smart Tourism Platform for Smart Cities – Providing tourists with full-course service systems!
ODIN modules can be used on individual websites or scaled up to be used in the creation of a Smart City digital market that can include multiple websites, open datasets and data from paid sources, where data services from different partners and vendors can be exposed, priced, monetized and consumed from within a single platform.
ODIN has the capability to become a singular “Smart City” platform through the integration of electronic ticketing systems, transit reservations, fare collection, mapping & reservation capabilities for scenic spots, vehicle parking system, tour guide management system of travel agents, accommodation booking, rental reservations, digital room service and operation management system of hotels, and destination marketing system.
Using ODIN as a central tourism platforms for smart cities to satisfy the individualized needs of tourists, and improve tourist satisfaction and the urban tourism function. Integrated systems facilitate Smart Tourism activities and provide specialized functionalities designed to offer services for the Smart Communities, by using open standards and protocols, making data accessible, and adapting existing solutions to their needs.
This is what we call a Smart Tourism Platform for a “Smart city”: an area where government and private companies work together in order to provide the best cultural and entertainment services for tourists.
Museums, cultural associations, tourist attractions, activity providers, shuttle service companies, transit providers, but also hotels, bars and restaurants, cooperate not only in making their products, inventories and stories available for all tourists, but also in promoting them through one unique free online platform.
Whenever a new tourist arrives in a smart city, they are able to choose from a significant number of cultural and lifestyle outdoor and indoor tours.
They do not need to download a different app for every attraction they visit, on the contrary they can rely on one trusted online guide to experience the city and its cultural attractions, as well as its shopping areas, restaurants, boat or bike rental services etc.
This implies that tourists are not the only ones enjoying a “smart city”. The use of one platform to promote the city’s cultural and lifestyle attractions is a great plus for all the players operating within the tourism field, because it can virtually bring new visitors to those sites that are usually less promoted. This can be done, for instance, by adding museums, churches and indoor points of interests to outdoor city tours. A smart city has many more ways to promote itself, online, offline and directly onsite by every attraction or tourist facility.