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TG4NP  =  Tourism Guide for Northern Periphery
Developing smart phone services for visitors to Europe's Cool North

Project Status:
Completed
Project Leader:
Funding Programme:
Northern Periphery (INTERREG 4B)
Project Budget:
€2,261,236
Start Date:
Jun, 2010
Finish Date:
Sep, 2013
Project Website:
The aim of the project is to:

Deploy mobile smart phone digital services for use by visitors to Europe's Northern areas to support the continued development of the tourism industry, particularly in cultural and natural heritage destinations.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Establish a number of new smart phone visitor information services that enhance the visitor's experience in rural and remote areas.
  • Explore new digitally-mediated approaches to guide tourists through the different stages of their visit
RegionOrganisation / Role
Donegal
Ireland
ERNACT
Developingan integrated tourism promotion service for part of the North West crossborder region
Greenland
Greenland
Greenland Tourism and Business Council
Developing a mobile/web system to provide general visitor and walking tour services
Iceland
Iceland
Bifrost University
Developing a mobile service to encourage visitors to shop in the local area
Lapland
Finland
Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
Developing a system for supporting the ski business in an area or region
Luleå
Sweden
Luleå University of Technology
Developing a mobile guided tour service for visitors to a world heritage site in the Lulea area
North Karelia
Finland
Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Implementing of Services
North Karelia
Finland
Regional Council of North Karelia
Developing a gaming based mobile system use in an outdoor park.
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
University of Ulster
Developing a mobile augmented reality service to be used to help visitors interpret historical sites
Sogn og Fjordane
Norway
Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI)
Developing a mobile system use for supporting walking visitors in the area
West Region
Ireland
Western Regional Authority
Developing a mobile system for walkers for ceratin trails in Irish West region
Location based and personalised services are at the core of the TG4NP project which developed and implemented tourism-related smart phone services.

Mobile technology has become an everyday tool for majority of people and advanced mobile networks have become available also in the most rural areas. Mobile phones are growingly used for retrieving information and experiences, and GPS satellite navigation has become a common feature in modern mobile phones. This development has created an excellent opportunity for rural tourism industry to guide and communicate with visitors in a whole new way.






CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom