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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081010
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 10, 2017.
Abstract: The researchers have proposed and implemented a general application architecture model that complies with the demands of the Saudi tourism sector to be used by tourists on their mobile devices. The design architecture aims to improve tourism sector opportunities, facilitate tourists’ guidance in the holy and historical places, fill in the shortage of having multilingual tourists’ guides, cut off cost expenses and build up capacities. It can support KSA to be a tourist attraction in the region. The research project employs the usage of the Quick Response (QR) codes and the Information Communication Technology (ICT) which are capable of converting the smart phones into a tourist guide device. This new system can be considered as a Smart Cicerone (S-Cicerone). The research project has a flexible design that allows tourists, guests and administrators to interact easily with the system in order to use its services and perform a regular system update and management. The system design is based on component-based architecture including Tourist Layer services, Smart Tourism System Layer services and the Administration Layer services. The components are divided into further services and smartly integrated to formulate the main application functions. This project is meant to be implemented in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a pilot project and is also valid for implantation in any other countries.
Ahmad H. Al-Omari and AbdulSamad Al-Marghirani, “Smart Tourism Architectural Model (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Case Study)” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(10), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081010