Using Tech to Save Tourism in Cornwall
Speaker: Tanuvi Ethunandan (CEO at Data Duopoly)
She has previously spoken as a thought-leader in visitor flow management at Travel Technology Europe 2020 (TTE), on a panel with the European Tourism Association (ETOA). She has been recognised by travel industry leaders, including being a Finalist for the Booking.com Playmaker of the Year Awards 2020.
As a Chartered Accountant previously working at Ernst and Young, she takes the lead on the financial and business strategy. Having graduated from Cambridge University reading Economics, she is well placed to understand the data analysis requirements for venues, which Data Duopoly provides via an interactive Analytics Dashboard.
Outline of the session:
Description of how the tourism landscape has changed over the past few months, focusing on venues like visitor attractions.
- Forecasts of how visitor numbers will look post-lockdown in Cornwall.
- How tourism-related businesses can prepare for business after lockdown, focusing on how to help maintain social distancing.
- How technology can help business? grow in the long-term after Covid.
Data Duopoly is a Cornwall based start-up, who solve the issue of congestion and frustrations experienced by visitors by offering personalised incentives to discover and navigate venues. Their aim is to revolutionise the visitor experience in any venue worldwide.
In the current climate, Data Duopoly have developed a digital tool to help maintain social distancing at venues, by dispersing the crowds on-site via in-app notifications.