Cloud Destination

Cloud Destination

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Description

CLOUD DESTINATION Project is focused on offering business and tourism solutions throughout the whole tourist lifecycle (before, during, and after their stay) promoting inteligent destinations.

The objective of the project is to offer solutions both to companies and tourists. On one hand, with the integration of services and tools in Cloud Computing, it will offer companies the possibility of obtaining complete and detailed information of tourists’ profiles, which will allow them to achieve a better management of their activity, aiming their services and products in a more specific way. On the other hand, with the integration of new complementary services (augmented reality, ubiquitous content, etc.) it will allow tourists to have a better and more satisfactory experience.

Project co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the announcement INNPACTO 2010

Innovation

The main innovation aspects of CLOUD DESTINATION are:

  • Interoperability between different systems of the tourism environment by means of the use of domain ontologies based on tourism standards (OTA) allowing the mapping between different data models and communication between several different services enabling the reduction of adquisition and establishment costs.
  • Cloud Computing oriented. This Project is aimed towards the creation of a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows the management of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and integrates the different web services that will be designed as management elements. Simultaneously, the best options for the integrations of source data into the target databases will be studied in order to guarantee the integrity of the data and the optimization of processing speed.
  • An analysis module will be created (Business Intelligence) with all the gathered information through different sources with the objective of defining profiles and patterns for the tourist and optimizing the business of tourism companies on the other hand. A tourism observatory will be deployed to analyze requests, use and habits of tourists aiming to extract valuable information to create tourist profiles and patterns.
  • Context detection tools will be implemented to offer contextualized and ubiquitous contents to the user both through tradtional interfaces and RA based interfaces.
Benefits

With the development of this project the use of a unified communication standard will be established and will allow a better interoperability between different businesses and services of the entire tourism industry, resulting in a better offer for the tourist.

CLOUD DESTINATION will provide destinations with real tourism observatories, allowing a complete analysis of the tourist lifecycle (before, during and after their stay), and therefore a global and more complete perspective of the touristic demand. This will result in a better understanding and definition of the business objectives of tourism companies and a more specific vision on tourist patterns and profiles.

To sum up, CLOUD DESTINATION, is a technological tool to boost and drive tourism on the destinations, establishing a new technological standard for all the tourism companies. With this, the dynamization of tourism and the whole economical activity of the areas will be achieved.

Entity
Duration: 
07/2010 to 06/2013
Financing: 
INNPACTO 2010
Budget: 
6.496.768,58 €