Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

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Quick response codes inspired by art provide visitors to the Old Town Central district with touring assistance. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has added artistic QR codes to its most recent strategy to appeal to visitors. The idea behind the quick response codes is to draw new tourists to the Old Town Central area of the city. Moreover, they are also designed to provide those tourists with an enhanced experience once they’re there. The art inspired QR codes are posted in a number of different places tourists frequently visit. The…

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QR code signs guide visitors on “Corner Gas” location walking tour

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Fans of the show and movie can now visit the fictional town and learn more using quick response code scans. The location where the “Corner Gas” television series and made-for-TV movie was filmed now features QR code signs to help visitors enjoy self-guided tours. All the visitors need to do is scan the quick response codes with their smartphones and they receive information and directions to move through the town. The tiny fictional town is located out of the way in Saskatchewan, Canada and is drawing crowds. Blaine MacDonald, a…

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QR code placard spotlights Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for Tourists

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The City of St. Augustine has added the museum to its historical signage way-finding program. The City of St. Augustine, Florida has now added a QR code placard for the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum to its way-finding program. This means the historical plaques for the city will include information about the structure. The quick response code has now been added to the sign outside the building. The museum is found in St. Augustine at number 20 Aviles Street and is a part of a growing program. The QR code placard program…

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Tourist QR codes let Kyoto cops do their jobs

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Police in the Japanese city have been struggling with never-ending tourist requests for directions. Kyoto Prefectural Police officers are now using tourist QR codes to help to free them from having to continually give directions. They are now sharing the quick response codes through posters displayed on police boxes called koban. The posters show the location of a number of tourist sites and have a scannable QR code. This is the first police force to use tourist QR codes to help free their time to do their actual duties. At…

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Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

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A new initiative at the historical location has provided quick response codes so visitors can learn more. A fascinating project looking into the past has been launched to use Tombstones Museum QR codes to inform visitors. The quick response codes are located at the Melikgazi Cemetery’s entrance. Melikgazi is the first Turkish-Islamic cemetery within the Niksar district of Tokat. Visitors can use a free QR code app to scan the barcodes to access a highly informative website. The purpose of the Tombstones Museum QR codes is to make it possible…

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Tourism QR codes in Thailand promote local tourist attractions

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The quick response codes are a part of a massive program mean to inform travelers throughout the country. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand has now launched a program called “Thailand Scan me” in which tourism QR codes are strategically placed to provide travelers with information about the various types of attractions they can find across the country but to which they may not otherwise have been exposed. The goal is to ensure that tourists will be as informed as possible about what is available in the country.…

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QR codes provide a virtual walking tour guide to German village visitors

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The students at Neuen Mittelschule Frankenfels have created 15 hotspots throughout the town. A middle school in Germany has now created a new way for visitors to experience its village by providing a number of QR codes in 15 different hotspots that will allow visitors to be able to learn more about the various points of interest throughout the town. These quick response codes were implemented by students at Neuen Mittelschule Frankenfels. The idea is that visitors will be able to use their own smartphones to scan QR codes and…

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QR codes and Bluetooth tech may play central role in London tourism strategy

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Conservative London mayoral hopeful, Tony Arbour, intends to use technology to draw visitors. London certainly isn’t hurting for tourist attractions, but Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour is hoping to make sure that Londoners and visitors, alike, will get to know some of the less well recognized locations throughout the city by using QR codes and other technologies. Although everyone knows about the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, there is much more there. There is a great deal more to see than the places for which the city is…

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QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

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The university and cathedral city in South East Wales is using quick response codes to educate tourists. A new program has now introduced QR codes throughout the city of Newport, Wales, in order to help to provide visitors to the city with more information about the history of some of the most important points on its map. The quick response codes have been designed to provide smartphone carrying visitors with an informational tour. The tour using QR codes was created by HistoryPoints.org, which has implemented this type of project in…

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QR codes at historical parks get the nod from Thai Culture Minister

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The trial period for the quick response codes went very well and Veera Rojanarat has given positive feedback. Thailand’s Culture Minister Veera Rojanarat, has said that the trial for using QR codes in order to enhance the experience of tourists at three of the country’s historical parks is considered to be a success, to the point that this program will now be expanded to include other historical parks that are located throughout the country. The announcement followed the receipt of comments on the program that were made by other officials.…

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QR codes provide travelers with fascinating information in Rinchnach, Germany

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The quick response codes are placed on pillars, the first of which is located in the garden of the Rinchnach Monastery. A new project using QR codes has now been launched in the municipality of Rinchnach, in Germany, in order to be able to more effectively provide tourists with information about the local culture and treasures. The project launched last Thursday and allows QR barcodes to be scanned to gain fascinating local information. The QR codes, themselves, are posted on granite pillars, upon which the barcodes are posted behind glass…

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