Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced its new smart services the mClass smart hotel classification and the Sharjah Mobile App in seven languages, to enhance the tourism experience in Sharjah at this year’s GITEX Technology Week 2015.
Discussing the new launch, His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, described GITEX as an ideal platform for government entities to inform the public about their latest smart services aligned to UAE Smart Government goals to save people’s time and effort and contribute to sustainable development process.
H.E. Al Midfa said the smart services provided by the Authority come under the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 which has adopted an innovative approach to tourism as a key pillar of the Vision. “Based on this pillar, SCTDA has offered smart services and solutions for the tourism sector in the emirate, and comprehensive information and facilities to visitors to make their visit a memorable experience,” H.E. Al Midfa added.
The Authority announced on the first day of GITEX Technology Week its ‘mClass’ smart hotel classification application, marking a qualitative leap in the classification of its 105 hospitality facilities. The new smart application, which will be available for download on mobile phones, enhances interaction with hotels and evaluates their performance based on guest reviews.
SCTDA also highlighted at GITEX Technology Week its Interactive Touchscreens offered at hotel facilities in the emirate. The touchscreens provide visitors detailed information in seven languages about Sharjah’s diverse tourism products as well as its cultural centres, geographical details and universities and restaurants.