High-tech interactive tourist office in Dublin

Fáilte Ireland has officially opened a new tourism information office in Dublin which it says is state-of-the-art, combining high-tech digital delivery with personal interaction.

Located at 25 Suffolk Street, the new ‘Visit Dublin’ outlet aims to provide visitors with up-to-date and relevant information “in a way that is easy to follow, intuitive and accessible to all”.

Features in the new office include ‘The Inspiration Wall’, a large-scale video wall presenting specially commissioned photographs; interactive pods to help visitors access relevant information quickly; and ‘The Social Media Wall’, another large digital display showing all the social media posts and tweets tagged with #lovedublin and filling the wall with the visitor’s own images and experiences of Dublin on an almost live basis.

There’s also a ‘What’s On’ area presenting events, concerts and special exhibitions and updated on a daily basis and ‘The App Wall’, where key smartphone apps are promoted.

Orla Carroll, Fáilte Ireland’s head of Dublin, said: “This new ‘Visit Dublin’ office has been purposely designed to exploit the latest in technology to ensure that visitors here are both informed and inspired.

“We want visitors to Dublin to actively engage and explore their surroundings and we have a variety of easy to use and attractive tools for them to do so in this office. With its focus on the needs of the modern traveller and the provision of the most up to date information, we believe we now have a tourism office in Dublin that sets a benchmark nationally and, indeed, globally”.