Make Sightseeing More Fun with 2D Barcodes

Holly Richmond
Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Sightseeing just went hi-tech. Now you can give tourists easier access to information – and lighten the load of the stereotypical binoculared, fanny-packed traveler – by integrating 2D barcodes like Microsoft Tag into parks, monuments, and other attractions.





Adding a discreet, customizable Tag to nameplates, posted maps, and signage can instantly connect visitors with mobile maps that fit right in their pockets. Highlight nearby tourist attractions with directions from where they're standing using Tag's location-based feature, or give them coupons to nearby restaurants and hotels when they scan your Tag. Or give them local history and trivia to supplement the sightseeing experience. Park rangers and tour guides have to sleep – but your Tags don't.



Need more inspiration? Check out how the Italian city of Turin used Tags on several museums. And let us know below if you think sightseeing would be better with mobile content ... or if the best vacations are unplugged.


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