Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019
A federally administered region in Russian Siberia, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, has announced its plans about boosting its tourism industry via blockchain. This was announced by the Russian blockchain company Universa Platform, that is helping the region develop the technology. The association was announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The project aims to change the remote area in western Siberia into a tourist destination and bring in foreign direct investment to support the residents of the area. The project will test these digital technologies in a pilot area before going mainstream.
The new platform will support multiple languages so that it can be a single digital ecosystem for all tourists. Everything will be integrated within the system, and the system will help customers with everything from transports to hotel bookings. The policy will provide tourists with the following functionalities: Suppliers of tourist products and services (regional, nationwide providers, and importers), transportation companies delivering the tourists, accommodation and catering facilities, small and medium enterprises providing services in adjacent areas, investors, business support foundations, and lastly, tourists going for vacations in the region.
The platform will be a one-stop information desk for all tourist activities.