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EU-LATITUDE: Quality online publishing services for tourism authorities in Europe

Four members of a European network of publishers specialising in quality guide-books and online tourist information led by Gallimard, Paris, cooperate with re-gional and city authority tourist offices in four countries to set up pilots of a comprehensive, attractive and free service to tourists to generate interest in the locality concerned. Tourist authorities have access to a cooperative publishing platform and to the European network of specialist publishers providing a branded, high quality service. The service enables the au-thorities to provide local and source-country customisation of content and delivery of sought-after information to e-tourists via the internet on multiple platforms including PDA with local-isation and alerting using GPS. The authorities provide up-to-date information directly onto the platform, triggering workflow of varying complexity across a network of publishers in tour-ist source countries and in the destination locality. Tourists find a quality online service giving recommendations and detailed information in their own language and making reference to their own culture and knowledge. They can receive the information via the internet, they are also alerted to information via mobile devices and content can be delivered to PDA and other small-screen formats. The service promises seamless eGovernment in the growing services for tourism sector which is a current focus of EU policy, increasing ease of access to public information by citizens and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a key area of public administration. If successfully validated, the service will be deployed by a joint venture be-tween web publishing specialist Sedona, Gallimard and its publisher network in all EU25 countries, with an expected market penetration of 20% of tourist authorities in Europe mid term.

Contact information

GONZALEZ MELLIZO Juan


GERMANY
Tel. 0049 228 985300
Fax. 0049 0228 9853012

Participants

Coordinator: MOUNTAIN MUNICIPALITIES DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, BULGARIA

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
MOUNTAIN MUNICIPALITIES DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION BULGARIA
ATLAS CONSULTING LTD BULGARIA
VILLE DE NARBONNE FRANCE
COMITE DES STATIONS DE SPORTS D'HIVER ET D'ETE DE MAURIENNE FRANCE
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES ELUS DE MONTAGNE FRANCE
SVILUPPO PIEMONTE TURISMO S.R.L. ITALY
DOLOMITI TURISMO S.R.L. ITALY
PATRONAT MUNICIPAL DE COMERC I TURISME SPAIN
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIE FORSCHUNG MBH GERMANY
SEDONA FRANCE
GALLIMARD LOISIRS SAS FRANCE
TOURING EDITORE SRL ITALY
PRISACOM SA SPAIN

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