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Managing illegal trails and routes

Many destinations suffer from the consequences of mountain bikers traveling on unauthorized trails and hiking trails. It is important to understand the conflicts that can arise and distinguish between illegal trails (i.e. trails that are built or used illegally, and trails that are allowed to be used by law) and multi-use trails for mountain bikers and hikers as well as horseback riders on trails, ski tourers on ski trails, or pedestrians on cross-country ski trails.

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Guide visitors away from the mainstream with POI Challenges

In the context of today’s overtourism challenges, creating better places for visitors and locals starts with effective visitor guidance. Outdooractive’s new POI Challenges offers destinations an additional resource to influence the distribution of tourism traffic by incentivizing guests to visit little-known places in a fun way. The feature now makes it easy to reduce overcrowding of hotspots, boost less-popular attractions, as well as develop completely new points of interest.  

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World premiere: Live heatmap with parking space occupancy

One of the biggest levers in digital visitor management is the issue of parking spaces. Especially on days with “overtourism”, the hunt is on for the last free parking spaces. When the parking lots are full, there is either unnecessary parking lot search traffic with clogged streets, or cars are parked somewhere without regard for local property owners.

Now there is a way for guests to find out online and live where there is still available parking. We’ve developed a live heatmap that uses a traffic light system to show parking lot capacity at that moment. The data comes directly from digital payment systems for parking spaces. We cooperate with the largest digital systems for parking services Easypark and ParkNow for this.

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