If you would like to promote your area or tourism product (e.g. accommodation, attraction), E-Strands can enhance your profile. We have in-depth knowledge of the tourism industry to offer special insight of the North East regional tourism sector. Working in partnership with New Mind services, we can provide you with a tourism solution that meets today's market. Utilising New Mind's eCMS/DMS platform, we can develop websites that use the latest trends and technologies in the tourism industry.
E-Strands are working in partnership with New Mind, who've provided web-based e-Tourism solutions for over 10 years.
One of the E-Strands Directors, Mike Connolly used to work for the Northumbria Tourist Board, producing a system called “Desti.ne”. This system provided a mechanism to capture and maintain Tourist Board members’ accommodation, attractions and events data for North East England, covering areas from Berwick to Teesside and Sunderland to Durham. Captured data was used to feed the local website Visit Northumbria. In addition, Desti.ne was to provide tourism management, promotion and fulfilment tools.
With the arrival of Regional Development Agencies and One North East (ONE), the Northumbria Tourist Board was merged into ONE. Once under the umbrella of ONE, the technical size of the Desti.ne project outgrew the internal team, and it went out to tender for an external body to provide a solution.
The tender for providing "Desti.ne" was won by Agilisys, who collaborated with New Mind and EVIIVO to offer ONE a solution that consisted of:
With a new solution in place, the "Desti.ne platform" was developed for ONE, creating highly functional, dynamic tourism websites for North East England.