The sudden tourism boom has helped increase our tourism revenues, however if we are not able to manage the influx of visitors, we are concerned that it will have a negative impact on the local environment and culture. There are islands that have had to be shut down for months just to give the destination a chance to undergo rehabilitation. There are cities wherein the local population is forced to move out of the city because the prices of the local housing have sky-rocketed given the demand of the tourists.
Right now, we are manually gathering data on tourist arrivals and converting them into reports but we have no real-time view of tourism statistics. We have also implemented higher taxes and visitor policies in the tourist destinations but this has resulted in the establishments increasing the pricing of goods and services, which hurts the local population instead of managing the volume of visitors.
The software solution Smart Cities powered by OneMind can provide you with real-time reports, insights, alerts and response plans to help your manage your tourism operations.
Smart Cities powered by OneMind provides your Tourism Operations Center a mobile application and web client that enables the local tourism department to have real-time reports on tourist arrivals and spending and insights on how to implement dynamic tax pricing according to tourist volumes. It can also provide alerts on areas where the prices of establishments breach designated thresholds or areas where there may be unaccredited accommodations in operation.