Smart Tourism apps that save you money and offer an experience
At every Internet of Things convention, there is a portion dedicated to “Smart Cities”. Governments from around the world are investing in infrastructure and systems that will allow them to better manage their growing cities. These systems range from smarter security, to better traffic management, to refuse collection to name but a few examples which will provide real time data and break down the silo which currently separate these operations.
As a leader in technology, Israel is not only investing in its smart cities but is also taking the technology to the growing tech-savvy tourists that arrive in Israel. This may sound surprising bearing in mind the amount of rubbish we are fed by the attention seeking so-called “news” channels, however Tel Aviv was ranked as one of the top tourist destinations by Lonely Planet.
During February, the IMTM (International Mediterranean Tourism Market), the largest tourism fair in the Middle East, will take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Center in Israel. The fair provides tourism professionals with an opportunity to meet colleagues, buyers, suppliers and exhibitors from Israel and overseas.
Israeli developers are setting their sites on the Tourism verticals globally with some of these which are made/ founded in Tel-Aviv:
LocalYoo: enables you to explore your destination from the local perspective: to discover all the little secrets that are known only to the ones living in the city.
Roomer: connects travelers that have to cancel and who are stuck paying for an empty hotel room with the travelers looking for a last minute sweet deal.
FairFly: enables travelers who’ve already purchased an airline ticket to rebook their ticket when a better priced option becomes available.
Eatwith: a global community that lets you enjoy authentic and intimate dining at a local’s home.