Sports can have a significant impact in generating tourist traffic, not only through major international sporting events, but also through local athletic activities and tourist destinations that offer outdoor athletic experiences.
Cities that invest in high-level sports infrastructure have the potential to attract more sports tourism, generating a positive economic impact on the Region.
Digital transformation and the technologies which support it provide new opportunities to innovate the processes and services offered and to improve the spectator experience and experience of those who participate in athletic events and sports tourism initiatives, thanks to the following tools and platforms:
to monitor athletes' performance and health status in real time during athletic activity
to evaluate marketing strategies and analyze and monitor visitor traffic at events and in regions, in real time and on a nationwide level
for digital advertising and internal & external communication campaigns
to monitor sports equipment and infrastructure as well as environmental conditions during sporting events, and ensure physical safety at crowded venues
for online sale of tickets to events and destinations, and purchase of complete packages
to innovate and improve the selection and use of products and services
to improve the experience of participants and athlets in events and sports tourism
A platform for sports tourism that connects the organization of sporting events with the supply of tourist services, hospitality, and integrated and sustainable infomobility, in order to match supply and demand, through the use of a service dashboard that displays visitor flows and the typologies in the area.
The goals of the Smart Sport Platform are:
of the impact of tourism on a specific area, and mobility services availability
of cultural heritage in areas hosting sporting events
of a destination during major events or peaks due to high season