The river drifting as it is referred to in China or white water rafting as many of us know, is a good picture to depict what is happening in tourism. Adventure, dangerous waters, exciting times, thrilling and rewarding – if you push hard enough and make it happen!
So, what is the change sweeping through tourism destinations of the world? Is it a global phenomena? Our client Huizhou city spurred us on this thought process by making a complex demand, which was that smarter tourism can not be separated from a city. Arguing on, the city leader’s executive delegate felt that there is a need to create an interlock between a city’s informative storyline and the shape tourism takes.
I could not agree less with the client. It is easy to understand that a great tourist destination gridlocked by political chaos or mind wracking traffic or dirty residential quarters do not go together. However, how does IBM SCC team crack such a assignment which addresses tourism while adding value to the city’s Smarter City quest?? Looks interesting?
can only say we are heads down on this, we have an exciting week remaining and are on the cusp of a path breaking recommendation set. Meanwhile, sharing some more photos
on behalf of SCC@Huizhou team