Brussels goes high-tech

Comment on this story


Copy of cw grand palace brussels

AP

While the Brussels-style somewhat resembles the wide-spread notion of a Belgian waffle, the Liege waffle is denser and coated in a caramelised sugar.

Brusels - In what it described as a world first, the city of Brussels has launched a hi-tech system that enables tourists or anyone else with a smartphone to scan tags for information at 600 sites.

Developed by a Belgian firm, the system called “TagTagCity” enables visitors to scan a code on a tag. These tags appear on the walls and windows of museums, monuments, restaurants and shops.

For those without smartphones, small devices can be purchased that enable a user to gather information and download this on to a computer.

“Discovering Brussels is acquiring a whole new dimension,” said Christos Doulkeridis, the tourism minister of the city that hosts the European Union and Nato and sees itself as the heart of Europe.

Brussels last year saw 3.1 million visitors, an 8 percent increase on 2010, according to tourist office VisitBrussels. – Sapa-AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Business Directory