The overall objective of the project is to make possible the transformation of any tourism destination into a smart tourism destination, at no cost to the administration or citizens, through the inclusion of the town/city in WIONGO’s Nationwide Smart Destination Rollout, which includes the design of the smart destination project, installation and deployment of the free municipal smart Wi-Fi network -the technological base/platform- its maintenance and management, as well as the integration of IoT/big data/mobile marketing services, making the project sustainable from day one, thanks to sponsorship agreements with third parties.
The Spanish company WIONGO, together with the City of London and the South Korean telecommunications operator KT, were nominated for the Wireless Broadband Alliance Industry Awards 2018, in the category of Best Connected City Deployment.
The Internet of Things (IoT) are devices that work autonomously, connected to the internet. These sensors are important for DTIs because they provide real-time information about the environment, street furniture and mobility flows of tourists, visitors and residents. WIONGO uses connectivity to strategically install them according to the needs of each destination.
The combination of connectivity and sensors provides continuous data about different areas (big data). To obtain quality information the data must be interpreted and visually related and structured.
This process provides a high added value for meeting objectives of governance, sustainability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness, essential to society in the 21st century. All this, strictly complying with legislation.