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Vodafone will turn Ibiza into a Smart Island thanks to new technologies

The joint venture Vodafone and Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded the public tender for the initiative “Ibiza, Intelligent and Sustainable Tourism” for 4.18 million euros, which is part of the call for Smart Tourist Destinations launched by Red.es, a dependent entity of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. ibiza smart island

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Through this project, the positioning of Ibiza as a Smart Tourist Destination will be improved through the search for new mechanisms to promote innovation, with the deployment and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a basis.

Thus, the leading European operator will manage the project “Ibiza, Intelligent and Sustainable Tourism” whose objectives are to improve the safety and quality of the services offered to citizens and tourists on the island of Ibiza, as well as to contribute to making it a more sustainable tourist destination. All this through the creation of a digital platform that will allow real-time information on the capacity on the beaches, the availability of parking or the bus schedules. In addition, the project includes other elements such as the installation of sensors in seawater to prevent possible illegal discharges, the creation of an early fire detection system and a geolocation project for country houses for emergencies. With this solution, Vodafone provides the Consell d’Eivissa with a Smart Cities platform-

Vodafone’s Smart City Platform to Promote Sustainability in Ibiza smart island

A new project that adds to Vodafone’s “Smart Cities” platform, which advocates connecting citizens, tourists and city resources through services, data and information that are analyzed and reported to local authorities in order to facilitate the proper functioning and maintenance of a fully connected city, as will be the case of Ibiza.

Antonio Álvarez, Territorial Director for the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community and Murcia at Vodafone points out that “the final satisfaction of a tourist is essential for them to repeat and recommend the destination and, in a tourist enclave like Ibiza, this depends on multiple factors such as the feeling of safety, the quality and cleanliness of water and air, ease of movement and parking or information on services and points of interest such as beaches, heritage elements, natural parks or museums, among others.” “The ultimate goal of our work in Ibiza will be to enrich the experience of its tourists and citizens by promoting digitization, which will also influence the daily life of Ibizans who will be able to enjoy a city of the future,” he adds.

For his part, Javier Aguirre, CEO and President of Kapsch TrafficCom for Spain and Portugal, has pointed out that “tourist destinations must be increasingly intelligent to respond to the needs of tourists and at Kapsch we are committed to innovation to transform sustainable tourism model. Our experience in mobility management will help to modernize the tourist management of Ibiza to make it a world reference” and it means having a platform that other administrations can also use and feed with new projects. Our island will take a very important technological leap.”

The initiative “Ibiza Intelligent and Sustainable Tourism”, promoted by the Consell d’Eivissa and launched by Red.es, will provide Ibiza with differential, competitive and demand-oriented services and will also be aligned with the trends of the Cities Smart.

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