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Digital and effective – visitor flow management as a solution to rising tourist numbers

Overcrowded parking lots, cluttered hiking trails and protesting locals – more and more places that have for many years strived from tourism are becoming overwhelmed by the onslaught of travelers, and this has been occurring even before the days of Corona. The enormous coverage in the media shows that “over tourism”, with all its associated problems, is the dominant theme of modern tourism. These increasingly negative trends are forcing those responsible to look for the right strategies and solutions.

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Open Data by and for Tourism: Outdooractive’s Open Data Portal

As part of the information event “Outdooractive Inside”, we presented Outdooractive’s new Open Data Portal in the run-up to the Outdooractive Conference. For the company as well as its entire partner network, the portal is a further milestone in the digitization for tourism destinations. It is a joint project and everyone is free to contribute. In order to keep up with the future, we have to network. We must create uniform data structures for everyone in tourism. Today, it is not enough to keep your data on your server. Data is meant to be available to whoever needs it. What exactly this portal is, what possibilities it offers and what you can do to become part of the project, you can find out here.

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Guest entry by Dirk Rogl: Open Data by itself is not enough

Dirk Rogl has accompanied the global tourism economy as an editor, analyst and consultant for more than 20 years now. He is an analyst at Phocuswright, deputy director of the “Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des Bundes” and advises DMOs, online travel services as well as service providers with Rogl Consult.

As a keynote speaker at the Outdooractive Conference 2018 Dirk Rogl explained to the participants who – in times of open data – is still relevant to the guest. You will find the most important findings here in this blog.

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En route to graphs

The platform of Outdooractive is constantly moving forward. Thus, the Outdooractive platform is working on the next generation of data structures.

But first things first. Buzzwords such as graph database, Knowledge Graph or linked open data are more and more in the center of focus for digital tourism professionals. This shows that it is time to take a serious look data and their structures.

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Results of the OPEN DATA-survey

At the beginning of July, we started a survey on the subject of open data. Now we would like to share the results with you. More than 200 people took the time to participate in our survey.

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