Wales.info and the newly-registered Gwybodaeth.cymru web domain have joined forces with This Week Media to build a new geotemporal web platform dedicated to growing Wales' visitor economy. It will feature over 3,000 Welsh communities with day-to-day information on festivals, events, entertainment, attractions, and accommodation for visitors in the area.
This Week was established in 1988 and Wales.info was acquired in 2008 to experiment with geographic information and prove new concepts in online mapping and smart search. In 2009, following publication of the Location Wales; Geographic Information for Wales white paper, individual websites were created for all villages and town in Wales with free, personalised websites for over 5,000 star-graded accommodation providers.
A total of 32,000 booking enquiries totalling £3.8m in value were generated while the platform stayed in beta to experiment with temporal data for festivals, events and local entertainment.
The alliance between This Week Media, Wales.info and Gwybodaeth.cymru will accelerate progress with the new geotemporal platform scheduled to go live later this year (2018).
The project will be delivered by a new, not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC)–Cwmni Buddiant Cymunedol (CBC) for Wales–Cymru to ensure tourism host communities benefit most.*
* Study of the Social, Cultural and Linguistic Impacts of Tourism in and Upon Wales; a report to the Wales Tourist Board by the European Centre for Traditional and Rural Cultures, Llangollen, Clwyd 1988
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