The agricultural sector of the City of Cauayan is not just its backbone for great produce. Thus, it is also viewed as an asset to transform naturally made areas into agritourism sites which in a way helpful to attract investors and people around the globe and make feel of comfort and relaxation. While the City streamlines its activities and projects to boost the tourism industry of the place, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic hampered the progress of such a plan. Impositions of lockdowns, travel restrictions, commercial establishment closure, and discontinued tourism services posts adverse effects on the ability of the city to maintain economic sufficiency in the place. Either closure or discontinued, people in the City shifted to different business ventures and left the tourism sector with no choice.
To narrow the challenge and consolidate ingenious solutions that are data-driven, the City of Cauayan, DAP, DOST, and AAP pave the way to invite experts, students, and locals in this Hackathon to meet the requirements of boosting the tourism industry and revitalize ways to support livelihood even if another challenging time hampered the way of progressing.
The following use-case statements are your guide to help you align your intention in addressing areas of this challenge:
a. How can data be utilized to organize communities and provide options to recover from the effects of the pandemic?
b. How can data be transformed into innovations to organize places with potential strength to help fast-track business recoveries?
c. How can data be translated into digital mechanisms to showcase the tourism capacities of Cauayan City where new business ventures in the industry are feasible?
d. How can data and technology address the hampered growth of the tourism industry with new innovative ways to attract investors and tourists?
e. How can data and technology build collaborative initiatives to combat climate change while pursuing sustainable tourism?
f. How can data be transformed into digital infrastructure supporting the growth of agricultural ecotourism sites in the City of Cauayan?
g. How can data and technology be of good use to develop digital platforms that are sustainable and accessible for business owners to showcase their tourism services/ventures?
h. How can data and technology be a good help to boost the capacity of the food industry as a support to the hampered growth in the tourism sector?
i. How can data be transformed to educate people on tourism resiliency and new trends in marketing to boost livelihoods?