Part 4: Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, VisitScotland
 

Part 4: Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, VisitScotland

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On Thursday 23 February the ETAG: Technology Solutions for Tourism event took place at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. ...

On Thursday 23 February the ETAG: Technology Solutions for Tourism event took place at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh.

The event, organised by ETAG, Interactive Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, followed on from the hugely successful ETAG Technology Solutions in Tourism 2011 and featured leading industry speakers.

In this slidecast, Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, VisitScotland, delivers his "VisitScotland.com Digital Update" seminar.

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Part 4: Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, VisitScotland Part 4: Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, VisitScotland Presentation Transcript

  • Technology Solutions for Tourism Conference 2012 Thursday 23rd February Part 4 - Robbie Parish, Director of Digital and Media, Visit ScotlandWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • VisitScotland Digital Project – Robbie Parish 2Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Contents • 2010/ 11 Brief Summary • The new site and Key Next Steps 3Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Recap on Mission 4Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Recap On Key Component Deliverables 1. Geo Mapping 2. Extranet System 3. Event Engine 4. Central Relational Database (Database Categorization & Algorithms) 5. Property Management System & Hotel Integration – April onwards 6. New Site Navigation, design and CMS. 7. Shopping Basket 5Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Summary of Activity Task Action (s) Date 1 Project Governance and Planning October- December 2010 2 Terminate with Tiscover December 2010 3 Tender preparations and Procurement process January – September 2011 4 User Testing Program January – April 2011 5 Design and Brand Guideline Creation January – May 2011 6 Site Integration and Content Migration Planning May 2011- March 2012 (Phase 1) 7 D&G Interim Site Design, Partnering and Build January – September 2011 8 Edinburgh & Lothians Interim Site Design, Partnering and June – November 2011 Build 9 D&G Site Launch September 2011 10 Edinburgh & Lothians Site Launch November 2011 6Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Summary of Activity Task Action (s) Date 1 Data Integration and Main Site Build October 2011 – March/ April 2012 2 First Phase Content Migration (VS.com April 2012 & Regional Lites) 3 First Phase Launch of Main Site April 2012 4 Further Phasing of Main Site (Full April 2012- October Regional Sections, International 2012 Requirements and UT, Golf and Surprise Yourself) 5 Internationalisation and further October 2012 – End of phasing 2013 7Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • VisitScotland.com 8Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • VisitScotland.com www.edinburgh.org 8Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Visitscotland.com – the new site 9Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • New .com Homepage •Homepage - Current •Homepage- New Visuals 10Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • User Group Feedback •OJEU advert placed on Public Contracts Portal •February 2011 •53 submissions of interest received. 10 full responses received and assessed •March 2011 •Invitation to Tender; •April 2011 •ITT submissions received and assessed - Note - all Scratch build vendors pulled out at this stage •June 2011 •1st Round Clarification F2F meetings •specific questions to each Vendor ITT submission •June 2011 •2nd Round Clarification F2F meetings •Infrastructure capability/ scalability •Scope for customization in each core component •June 2011 •Final Clarification Questions Issued •IP ownership and licensing •Commission structures •July 2011 •Scoring, Final Procurement Stages and Legal Preparation •August 2011 •Board Approval •August 2011 11Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • User Group Feedback Geo MappingWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Next Steps Task Action (s) Date 1 Database Integration and Main Site October 2011 – April Build 2012 2 1- Provider Communication and February – April 2012 Training 2- VIC/ QTA and CC training 3 First Phase Content Migration- main April 2012 Visitscotland.com website, regional lites and some products. 4 First Phase Launch of Main Site April 2012 5 1- Full Regional Website Integration April 2012- Spring 2- Internationalisation 2013 3- Availability Search 4- Product Site Integrations (e.g. Wildlife, EatScotland, Active, Campaign) 5- Mobile Technologies 13Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • VS Data SystemWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • New Backend System – what it will bring • Improved product listings • Better quality and larger images • Various map options including OS • User friendly Extranet • Self catering Extranet • Quick and easy availability/price editor • Provider ReportsWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Product Listing Before…Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Product Listing After… •Product Page – latest visualsWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Mapping Before….Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Mapping After….Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • ExtranetWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Provider Reports • Number of visits to product listing • Links to providers own website • Emails sent • Location Map views • Added to Shortlist • BookingsWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Provider ReportsWednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Summary of Immediate Dates • February 22nd to April – General Communication email detailing key tasks and actions • Early March through to April- Bespoke emails sent with Username, Password and Webinar • All correspondence will include inbound support number for Contact Centre • Priority Groups identified for outbound support calls from Contact Centre from early March to April 2012 • Site launches end of April 2012 23Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Thank You 24Wednesday, 14 March 2012
  • Audio, video and slidecast production for ETAG by creative content communications company Inner Ear: www.innerear.co.ukWednesday, 14 March 2012