QR codes to help tourists, received information on sights in 12 languages
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan launched a VERUM QR project, which will allow tourists to get information about the sights of the country with the help of special QR-codes in 12 languages, the press service of the State Tourism Committee of Uzbekistan said.
The State Tourism Committee, the Ministry of Culture and Tehno Dargoh LLC signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding.
The chairman of the State Tourism Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov said that the modern tourists use the modern technologies to get information they need, first of all using smartphones.
He underlined that today the concept of SMART-tourism is developing rapidly in the world and for the first time a technology of using QR-codes will be presented in Uzbekistan. Within the framework of this project, it is envisaged that the tourist, in a matter of seconds, receives all information on tourist sites and attractions in Uzbekistan in a convenient and accessible form in 12 languages on the smartphones, pointing his smartphone to a QR-code picture.
“At the same time, the users will be provided with information not only about the tourist site itself, but also about the nearest objects: hotels, restaurants, art galleries and other architectural and historical monuments,” he added.
The State Tourism Committee and Tehno Dargoh Ltd. already in pilot mode implemented and tested the system in Khiva.
In addition, State Tourism Committee also cooperates with several other IT companies to introduce new SMART tourism services. Among them, the project on introduction of a single tourist map "UZBEKISTAN PASS", a joint project with the Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) and Uzbekiston Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) on introduction on platform of smartphones of the possibility of electronic registration and receipt of electronic boarding pass 24 hours before the departure of the aircraft or train.