Digital Availability and Discoverability Development Project
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The “Digital Availability and Discoverability” development project will see the testing of a digital platform for knowledge-based management and the development of a regional business model to reach tour operators, MICE operators, and consumers. The goal of enabling digital purchasing in Espoo and its neighbouring areas will be pursued by, among other things, developing digital responsible tourism products and route suggestions and making the supply directly available for purchase in the international distribution environment.
Targets are divided as follows:
1) To develop a regional business model to reach tour operators, MICE operators, and consumers
2) To develop and execute a responsible operating model for knowledge-based management
3) To enable digital purchasing in Espoo and its neighbouring areas
The development project is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Regional Council of Southwest Finland, and Regional Council of Etelä-Savo. The primary object for the projects receiving the funds is to promote the reviving and development of the tourism industry.
The project is being carried out by Enter Espoo Oy / Visit Espoo.
The period of execution: From 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021.
Visit Espoo has opened a new route planning and booking platform, Travel Planner, which allows travelers to plan their own travel route, build a package tour of their choice, and make reservations for accommodation, activities, and free sights and services. If you wish, you can also book a rental car.
In addition to customizing your own travel package, the traveler can select and purchase one of the pre-built themed itineraries and packages. Now, the service includes ready-made travel package proposals for an active mini holiday by bike, family holiday, as well as a package for nature fans and those who enjoy marine life. Services are being added all the time, so it’s worth popping up in the Travel Planner from time to time. Read the full article here.
Individual experiences, activities and rental equipment can be booked at Bookingpoint. Espoo is also involved in Bookingpoint, a joint booking platform of Southern Finland's municipalities and tourism entrepreneurs which was published at the beginning of June.
At Bookinpoint, accommodation, transport, equipment rental, event tickets, excursions and services can be booked at the same place – As a traveler, you can book and buy a Nuuksio canoeing or hiking trip as well as a guided tour of Fiskars Village. The service also helps to compare prices and availability from different service providers. Read the full article here.
Enter Espoo Oy
+358 (0)41 545 5515
Enter Espoo Oy
+358 (0)40 750 4744