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CROS

Tourism

Coordinator: Christophe Demunter
Organisation:
Eurostat

The main object of this project is to agree a common XML file structure useful for the European countries.

During the 22 months of the first phase of the action, this group is going to carry out a research on the existing software installed in the tourist accommodation establishments in different countries. The group is going to design the structure of a common XML file and to define some validation rules to ensure the quality and coherence of the data contained in the XML file.

Working packages:

WP1: Management

WP2: Research the management software packages that are installed in hotels in each country

To know the main software companies that provide this kind of packages to hotel establishment

To analyse the information recorded in those management software.

To contact to main hotel associations and hotel chains to introduce the project to them.

WP3: Analyse in detail the automated data collection systems based on XML files that are working

To study in detail the automated data collection systems based on XML files

To compare them in order to detect the similarities and differences to get a base to build a common structure.

WP4: Online discussion to define a common XML file structure and a set of validation rules

To define a common XML file structure and a set of validation rules.

WP5: Application to receive XML files

To analyse the different methods used to receive the data collected by XML files in the NSIs databases and decide which will be used.

To develop the appropriate software needed to include the data received using this way of collecting data in the existing database.

WP6: Evaluation of NSIs' information systems

To analyse the different ways of introducing the data collected by XML files in the structure already existing in each country and decide which will be used.

WP7: Feed-back reports to establishments 

To develop an automated system to generate feed-back report to the establishment that, previously had sent the XML file

WP8: Dissemination

A Workshop will be held to explain to the rest of EU Members the tasks developed in this ESSnet project.

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