17 02, 2022

How the largest digital infrastructure project in tourism is taking shape

2022-06-03T16:21:09+02:0017. February 2022|Open Data|

In 2022, the digital transformation in German tourism will reach a new dimension. With the opening of the Knowledge Graph for free data retrieval, the largest digital infrastructure project of the German tourism industry becomes reality. The progress of the overall project is impressive evidence of the tourism industry's strong shoulder to shoulder - especially in the Corona crisis years of 2020 and 2021. At the same time, the cross-company and cross-industry collection and semantic labeling of decentralized data inventories in a knowledge graph is considered an exemplary nationwide data infrastructure project in the German economy. In order [...]

2 02, 2022

Shaping tourism with data diversity

2022-06-03T15:03:27+02:002. February 2022|Open Data|

The power of data "The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data," wrote IT expert and founder of the data management company Igneous, Kiran Bhageshpur in an article for the Economist in 2017. In fact, just a few years ago, it was all about the sheer volume of data. The common perception is that those who collect a lot of data gain competitive advantages. This was countered by concerns, for example around the issue of data protection and the prejudice that data was only something "for the big companies". However, current technological developments have added [...]

2 12, 2021

Viewpoints – AI Applications in Use at Regional Marketing Organisations

2022-05-20T15:07:27+02:002. December 2021|Open Data|

Artificial intelligence will bring rapid changes to tourism. The organisations that represent the regions and the individual destinations are beginning to lay the groundwork to ensure that this transition is a success. The first AI applications are already at work in the field. An overview. AI will open up new possibilities in many areas for society and business. And it will do so for tourism too. Machine learning and algorithms are already hinting at the possibilities, and while we like to write about these scenarios in the future tense, this is a future [...]

23 11, 2021

Better linked, easier sell

2022-05-31T18:40:25+02:0023. November 2021|Open Data, schema.org|

The German travel market is fragmented which makes managing destination data, POIs and other experiences all the more important. Open data sets, the Destination Germany knowledge graph and the use of artificial intelligence will provide a clearer picture and form the basis for new applications and services. by Thomas Reintjes, freelance science and technology journalist "I want to go to Ibiza." could be the type of request handled by the system from AI experts Adigi. But according to Adigi’s founder, Nicolas Götz, very few people want to just travel to Ibiza; they want to go there [...]

17 06, 2021

Digital Guest Information and Visitor Guidance in the Bay of Lübeck

2022-05-20T10:32:11+02:0017. June 2021|Best Cases, DMO, Open Data|

The Bay of Lübeck Guide. Where can I find everything about my holiday region from a single source, ideally supplemented by real-time information? What can I experience and explore in my area? When are the next events taking place that suit me? In 2018, we set out with these common questions from locals and guests, to provide the high-quality service our tourist information offices offer - digitally and as simply as possible. In 2019, this has resulted in the "Bay of Lübeck Guide" - our digital holiday companion on site. The offer is oriented towards the [...]

12 05, 2021

Pandemic. Open Data engine.

2022-05-19T17:56:46+02:0012. May 2021|Open Data|

A Capgemini report by order of the EU Commission shows: The open data maturity level of the 27 EU countries has increased by 10 percentage points in the wake of the pandemic. Germany enters the top ten for the first time. These weeks, the Open Data / Knowledge Graph project for German tourism reaches the next milestone. Following the audit on the status of available data and the technical design, the Knowledge Graph infrastructure is now in place and the upload of data is in full swing. By importing selected test data from federal state marketing organizations [...]

12 03, 2021

Status Quo Open Data Activities of LMOs and Magic Cities

2022-08-10T11:17:34+02:0012. March 2021|DMO, Magic Cities, Open Data, State Marketing Organizations, Strategy|

In addition to the activities of the Open Data project group, the LMOs and Magic Cities are also actively promoting the topic within their federal states and cities. The following article is intended to provide you with a brief overview of the current project status and further procedures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the referring person. On federal state level in BW, the toubiz database of land in sicht AG - which is also anchored as central database in the new state tourism concept - was fundamentally revised [...]

24 02, 2021

10 Tips for Open Data

2022-05-20T10:23:51+02:0024. February 2021|Open Data, Strategy|

We often hear the statement "I understand open data in theory, but how do I prepare my data to be open data now?" In order to explain the necessary steps in a comprehensible way, we would like to give you 10 practical tips. These are divided into the three main pillars of licenses, content and general. Licenses Review of the image and text inventory as well as contracts with photographers, authors and, if applicable, other content producers How were images and texts purchased? Which rights apply? Are they neatly documented? Is it [...]

4 01, 2021

Visitor Guidance and Open Data in Lower Saxony

2022-05-19T17:55:17+02:004. January 2021|Best Cases, Open Data, State Marketing Organizations|

The Corona pandemic has brought the issue of visitor guidance into focus. In tourist regions, hygiene and distance regulations must be met. This leads to reduced capacities in many places. Against the background of the discussion about overtourism and sustainability, active visitor management was already an important factor and will only rise in the future. Visitors need to be directed to areas that can still accommodate guests and also need to be informed in advance when capacity limits have been reached at a location. On the one hand, this allows tourist destinations to present themselves to the outside [...]

30 12, 2020

Knowledge Graph and Artificial Intelligence

2022-08-10T11:41:56+02:0030. December 2020|Data Management, Open Data, Technology|

A Knowledge Graph as a modern form of data architecture. In the future, guests will increasingly search for information on the basis of natural language. Search requests based on natural language are dictated to the smartphone or requested in the form of questions to digital assistants such as Google Assistant or Alexa from Amazon. It should be noted that queries as well as the expected responses of natural language input are different from a classic search query. Complexity increases because requests are often made in a specific context and depend on weather, current location, personal preferences, etc. Thus, [...]

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