Funding programme: IST
Funding Agency: European Commission
Project type: RTD
Web site: http://estia.sema.es
Starting date: 1 October 2000
Ending date: 30 October 2002
Scientific coordinator: Dr. George Giaglis
The ESTIA project aims to provide the means for mass adoption of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-Commerce in the tourism sector. The project is introducing value-added services over the next generation access medium of E-Business: Mobile Networks, in order to efficiently support individuals and vendors in the tourism economy. More specifically, this project provides the following tools and services:
- Easy and cost efficient access to travel information (and all associated info) during the actual holiday trip.
- Brokering tools and platforms for locating, reserving and purchasing domestic products & services better matching their needs.
- Personalised services including recommendation and bundling services that best complements their tourist plan and schedule and matches their tourist identity and travel profile.
- On line virtual communities of groups of people that belong to their target segment, traveling along them that build virtual trails in order to be easy located from other un-informed travellers and people at home.