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The Rise and Success of QR Codes in London

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by James Whiting | 01.18.12

Innovative adaptations of QR codes in London have made visiting this popular tourist destination easier, with London attractions available at the touch of your smart phone. QR codes have been around quite some time, but new innovations are making these patterned matrix codes ubiquitous rather than unusual.

Pop-up kitchen tours the world promoting Singaporean cuisine

Pop-up kitchen tours the world promoting Singaporean cuisine

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by Reinier Evers | 09.21.11

There are many ways a country can promote itself to the rest of the world, including job contests and networks of virtual ambassadors. It wasn’t until just recently, however, that we came upon the likes of Singapore Takeout, a pop-up kitchen in a shipping container that’s traveling the world to promote Singaporean cuisine.

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

Clic3D and NaviNum, added-value tourist services

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by Suzanne Galy | 08.29.11

Thanks to its three-dimensional virtual reality platform, Clic3D mixes heritage discovery with a new advertising space for local economic actors. NaviNum is an RFID badge offering personalised visits and producing usage data that, once they have been analysed, can prove useful for targeted marketing. These two achievements – made in the Aquitaine region – are offering innovative economic models for e-tourism.

Amphibious bus diving for the first time in Amsterdam

Amphibious bus diving for the first time in Amsterdam

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The Independent | 08.22.11 | Quick Read

The new means of transport in Amsterdam is rather cool. The first sky blue amphibious bus “Floating Dutchman”, which can be driven on the road and literally dive into the town centre canals, is an original initiative aiming at offering transit passengers at Schiphol airport to discover the city within a short length of time.

ParisAvant, augmented reality serving History

ParisAvant, augmented reality serving History

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by Adrien Geneste | 06.24.11

Like the London application Streetmuseum, ParisAvant enables tourists to discover the capital through old photographs and postcards, playing with all the possibilities of augmented reality. Developed by the creators of the tourist application Geoquestour, in partnership with the website ParisAvant, the application is available from now on the AppStore.

Brussels guide lists locations accessible to disabled persons

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.02.11

In Brussels, two young people in wheelchairs have produced a guide listing both wheelchair accessible and inaccessible places and the best ways to reach them. Using a color code ranging from green, which stands for good accessibility (i.e. no outside assistance required) to red, through yellow (i.e. assistance required) the two young Brusseleirs note the [...]

Paris par rues méconnues unveils an unexplored part of participative tourism

Paris par rues méconnues unveils an unexplored part of participative tourism

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by Adrien Geneste | 04.15.11

In February 2008, a think tank composed of almost 350 people from the Belleville district of Paris resulted in the creation of the association Paris Par Rues Méconnues (Through the lesser-known streets of Paris). Beyond traditional tourism, the association offers the population of districts that are often neglected help to integrate into society.

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.11

NFC (Near Field Communication) phones are not common yet despite the enthusiasm of telecommunications companies and the conclusive tests made in certain pioneer cities. Olivier Levy, CEO of StrapMedia, has, for his part, anticipated usages by developing the PocketCity platform, which enables to gather various tourist-oriented services into one NFC media.

See Rome and run: Sight Jogging invents the tourist run

See Rome and run: Sight Jogging invents the tourist run

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by Elsa Sidawy | 01.01.11

If you believe the French nursery rhyme, walking one kilometre wears out your shoes… But sometimes you cannot say no to a few morning strides in the Eternal City. Sight Jogging offers visitors that are most in a hurry to explore Rome jogging with sports coaches that are also guides.

Vertical camping, a new urban tourism

Vertical camping, a new urban tourism

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by Eric Foulon | 12.23.10

Belgian architects of import.export agency have created a mobile multi-storey structure that allows people to camp in urban areas. The structure is made out off steel and supports four platforms on which tents can be pitched.

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