Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge
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ETAG have been working closely with The Data Lab and Scottish Enterprise on the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge. The challenge is focused all around tourism data and how to best use it in a collaborative way to help the whole industry in Edinburgh. The challenge will start with a 3-day event from 05 to 08 October 2017, where teams of technology professionals and students, and tourism- and festival-related experts will be brought together to analyse a range of tourism-related data and help take steps to solve the current challenges for the tourism industry.
Working on previously inaccessible data from organisations such as Historic Environment Scotland and Visit Scotland, as well as data from Edinburgh’s Festivals, teams will develop data driven ideas and prototypes for new products, services or tools that would benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh. These could include models that predict or forecast the details of the Edinburgh tourism population; services that support simpler navigation and planning throughout Edinburgh; tools that encourage destination discovery or data visualisations that help reimagine the tourism industry.