ThüCAT pursues the goal of bundling all tourism content in a central database. This includes inspiring images, videos, information, products, events, descriptive texts, articles, opening times, contacts, guided tours, prices, geodata, barrier-free data on accommodation, sights and excursion destinations, cycling and hiking trail data, data from accommodation providers, etc.
Nevertheless, it is clear that the same data need not be relevant for all regions. Data on visitor flows, for example, are currently not relevant for Thuringia, as no active visitor management is required in this federal state. At the same time, some of the data currently collected could possibly be used to develop new products and services in the future: prices, for example, are labeled with a validity indication in ThüCAT via the Schema.org markup. “Currently, we’re not doing anything with this data yet,” says Detlef Klinge, “But it’s definitely worth checking back here later.” That, too, is Open Data: always looking anew at which data is available and what it can be used for.