Sichuan Scenic Areas Get Smart
- Launch Ceremony of G5 National Model Project of Sichuan Smart Travel System
Sep 18, 2013, 10:00 ET
CHENGDU, China, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, more and more tourists in Sichuan surprisingly found that simply downloading an application or adding Sichuan Scenic Areas Get Smart to WeChat on their mobile phones can not only browse photos of famous sights, consult related information, but watch the introduction and videos of these sights. That's right, the G5 National Model Project of Smart Travel System was launched at the 2nd Summit of the Global Travel Network CEOs. The plan defined that, by the end of this year, all AAAA or above tourist attractions in Sichuan province will be covered by this system to provide smartphone-based information system.
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With the project completed, tourists can simply scan a two-dimension code using their mobile phones at the "1trip travel map" to download related software, making all travel information service easily available.
A tourist surnamed Zeng from Jiangxi Province got a free "1trip travel map" after buying a ticket at the Wuhou Shrine Temple Scenic Area, who later used it with curiosity. He unfolded the map and scanned the code for "Wuhou Shrine Temple." Seconds later, information and photos related to the Wuhou Shrine Temple popped up on the mobile phone. No matter what text or photos you want to see, no matter which scenic area you want to visit, for instance, Sanjue Monument, Chushi Biao (Memorial on Dispatching the Troops), Stone Inscription, Hall for Liu Bei, Hall for Zhuge Liang, all these are provided. There are even videos to show you what the Wuhou Shrine Temple looks like. It is so interesting and convenient that he and all his friends felt so delighted.
Do you want an audio guide? That's not even a problem, you need only to add Sichuan Scenic Areas Get Smart to WeChat, and reply with the corresponding codes by following the tips. Audio guides relevant to the Wuhou Shrine Temple Scenic Area can be easily found, such as travel routes, travel notes, ongoing activities and over 20 recommended scenic spots. With these audio guides, tourists find that they can enjoy the sights while listening to stories. And, most importantly, these services are all free except for the Internet access fee. It is much cheaper than the guide service and more convenient as you can listen wherever you are as many times as you like.
If the internet access fee is expensive to you, all you need to do is just find a WIFI-covered place to enjoy the internet access services totally free, and download all information you care about into your phone.
Currently, all AAAAA tourist attractions and more than 10 most-represented scenic areas have been covered by this smart system successfully, most of which are located in Guangyuan, Mianyang, Deyang, Chengdu, Meishan, Ya'an, Liangshan, and other places where G5 National Highway passes through. According to the work plan of the Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province, nearly 100 AAAA and above tourist attractions in Sichuan may be included in the system by the end of this year.
In addition to the above functions, a large number of photos of various sights of Sichuan are provided at Sichuan Tourism, which can be accessed through WeChat to enjoy and download. With the system, tourists can find anything useful in the nearby areas without any effort. For example, are there any tasty snacks nearby, which hotel is comfortable and economical and so on? More importantly, tourists can inquire what's the weather is like at each sight in Sichuan via this platform and even verify the qualification of the tour guide.
How do tourists request a "1trip travel map?" After great efforts made by the Tourist Administration of Sichuan Province, all tourists, from now on, can request this travel map free-of-charge at any ticket office, star-rated hotel, major restaurants, airports and even toll gate of expressways in Sichuan Province. In a word, Sichuan is making every effort and seizing every chance to offer tourists more convenience during their trips in Sichuan, and this Smart Travel would also facilitate their travels in this Land of Abundance.
SOURCE Sichuan Travel Office
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