Google and Co get their information from Yelp and Wikipedia, but the service providers themselves have little opportunity to influence it. In this way, they give up a certain amount of sovereignty over their own data in the public sphere. This does not have to be…
A content database in which data is machine-readable, i.e. usable by search engines, put into a logical structure and made available to everyone in an up-to-date form as well as by the respective person responsible as open data, is the solution approach of Thüringer Tourismus GmbH.
The idea ThüCAT is born!
ThüCAT stands for Thuringian Content Architecture Tourism and will be the tool to lead Thuringian tourism into the digital age.
In its search for similar ambitions, the Tourism 4.0 competence team meets strong partners in the GNTB and the DACH-KG. Experiences are exchanged with the GNTB and the fit with the German Graph is determined. The DACH-KG, an international working group consisting of tourism organisations and research institutions from Germany, Austria and South Tyrol, has become the organ for the German-speaking region and its requirements for the global markup language schema.org.
In consultation with these and many other cooperation partners, the starting shot is given for the development of a specific database architecture for Thuringian tourism.