Please help me find a kiosk for tourists
May 12, 2011 6:06 AM Subscribe
I need help finding a sturdy, durable "kiosk" to place outside of tourist attractions that allow anyone to push a button and gain access to information about the attraction.
posted by jefficator to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total)
I'm working with the local chamber of commerce and business association to design a walking tour of our city. We have lots of notable and interesting historical attractions, but many of them do not have the budget to stay open as long as would be ideal--especially on weekends.
Our working group thinks that everyone would win if the city could provide the funds to build "kiosks" at the sites. That way, visitors could find out a little information even if the site is closed. Ideally, the kiosk would also be able to record and relay data so that sites would know whether they were consistently missing out on peak tourist hours.
We are already working on smartphone apps and guided audio tours, so that's not exactly the solution. The chamber has envisioned massive kiosks with interactive computers, but that money obviously does not exist.
What I'm envisioning is something that looks more like the call boxes in an elevator or at parking lots: the sturdy, steel box that can connect a phone line at the push of a button. I think these would be more durable, but obviously everyone hates the idea and thinks I'm thinking too small.
Can anyone think of an example of a kiosk that might be appropriate?
Thanks for your help!