MINOS: A Multimedia tourist INformation On-line System
Programme: NATIONAL PROGRAMMES Programme Acronym: STRIDE Contract Type: NO CONTRACT TYPE Start Date: 1993-09-01 End Date: 1995-08-31 Contract No: N/A Role for TUC/MUSIC: Contractor Funding for TUC/MUSIC: 92100.0 Euros Principal Investigator for TUC/MUSIC: Stavros Christodoulakis
MINOS was a development project and part of the Hellenic ESPRIT Special Action program of EEC. Its prime objective was to facilitate the sale of travel packages centered around holidaying in Greece. Through its rich and friendly interface, it could attract potential customers from the higher income brackets. Multimedia presentations are used combining data in various forms to deliver a wealth of information in an attractive and effective way. Towards this end, an integrated multimedia environment for travel consultants has been developed and used in promoting holiday packages in Greece. In its pilot revision the system has been focusing on the island of Crete, but can be easily extended to cover other regions, countries or even continents. The system consists of a number of interlinked modules, namely a multimedia database on CD-ROM with a hypertext interface, a holiday planner based on updatable databases and a human interface. The system has multilingual capability, giving the user the option to select the language of presentation and is initially implemented in two languages (Greek and English).