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EnterCy is here to change the visitor experience for ever

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 11/25/2022 - 07:46
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EnterCY is an innovative EU project (INTEGRATED/0916/0020), coordinated by the Frederick Research Centre, together with the University of Cyprus, CyRIC, Silversky3D, ΙΜΗ, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Department of Antiquities, the Cyprus Tourist Guide Association and the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA).

The ultimate visitor experience is now available via the EnterCY online platform and the EnterCY app, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. 

Making the most of today’s ICT, the EnterCY platform offers a huge amount of digital content on various places in Cyprus that are of special interest to visitors. It has been created for tourists to use both before and during their visit to the island, as well as for permanent residents. 

The app lets people wishing to visit Cyprus create a profile and, based on where they intend to stay, when they will be here, and the nature of their personal interests, they can receive information about places to visit and the large range of available activities. During their visits to cultural sights, they can also use the app’s audio guide and experience the digital reconstruction of certain sites via augmented reality. Tourists can also share their experience in real time on social media, as the Enter CY app offers interactive digital content for all the most important sights in Cyprus.  

Specifically, it contains:

  • 200 + visitor locations with digital content
  • 100 + narrations and audio guides
  • 50 + explorations using augmented reality
  • 20 + virtual reconstructions of archaeological sites, monuments and objects

The EnterCΥ project is an innovative initiative that promotes Cyprus as a tourist destination. Its main goal is to create an integrated virtual and augmented reality platform, via which visitors are informed about the island’s sights and rich cultural heritage through virtual reality (VR) exploration. During their visit, they can enjoy visual and audio guidance and browsing, in addition to on-site narration via augmented reality (AR).

EnterCY is an innovative EU project (INTEGRATED/0916/0020), coordinated by the Frederick Research Centre, together with the University of Cyprus, CyRIC, Silversky3D, ΙΜΗ, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Department of Antiquities, the Cyprus Tourist Guide Association and the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA). It is supported by Hermes Airports. The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus, through the Research & Innovation Foundation (RIF). 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.