14 Aug Andalusian startups that facilitate a safer tourism
Different startups of the Minerva Program, an initiative to promote ICT entrepreneurship, backed by Junta de Andalucía y Vodafone, have innovative solutions capable of facilitating safer tourism and with reducing the risk of contact.
Such is the case of Chekin, an app that transfers the traditional hotel reception to the guest´s cell phone in any type of accommodation. Its aim is to facilitate and reduce check-in management time in tourist apartments and is now one of the most complete solutions for 100% digital check-in, thus reducing human contact, eliminating paper and without the need to use any special installation or device. It has three types of check-in: face-to-face (scanning and filing the traveler´s documents, digitally generation of contracts or automatic data communication according to current legislation), online (the guest receives an email on his or her phone to perform the check-in process three days before the arrival, which reduces the reception process to just the delivery of the keys) and self-check-in (the guest receives the online check-in in the phone, enters the data, verifies the identity through a selfie and then receives digital access to his accommodation in his or her smartphone). This solution is seeing an increase in demand following the healthcare crisis.
For its part, the Granada-based startup Bracelit, has created an electronic bracelet with multiple possibilities for the tourist sector, from contactless payment to the simple capacity of managing only through contactless technology. This bracelet allows tourists to perform numerous actions simply by bringing it close to a reader device, as well as the leisure and tourism venues to access relevant data in real time, such as for example the capacity control, an aspect of great importance nowadays.
Turning the mobile phone into a virtual tourist experience was La Sibila´s proposal to showcase the Roman city of Baleo Claudia, in Bolonia (Cádiz). This technology-based cultural company has created a virtual tour that allows visitors to discover without any external contact what this enclave was in the past thanks to 3D reconstructions available from any smartphone.
Finally, the Cádiz-based startup called Ticksy, has created an application that provides hoteliers with their own ordering and booking platform to offer a more secure experience to visitors. It is a very useful system to manage and control reservations in real time, adjusting in this way to capacity limitation. Moreover, it allows to adopt new services such as home orders to implement the digital menu in a simple and easy to update way for the establishment.