Manila’s key tourist spots will be digital-savvy
Smart continues its expansion of Google WiFi stations around the Philippines by signing a partnership with DoT to power Intramuros and Luneta with Google WiFi.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat signed the agreement with PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart president Alfredo S. Panlilio, and PLDT Enterprise head Juan Victor Hernandez. Under the agreement, Smart will be deploying free WiFi hotspots at Plaza Dilao, Casa Manila, Museo de Intramuros, Plaza Roma, Fort Santiago, and across Luneta.
The partnership is part of Smart’s ongoing network expansion and modernization program across the Philippines, where it aims to use internet connectivity to boost tourism in the Philippines. Currently, Smart has deployed over 400 Google WiFi stations across the Philippines.
“With high-quality connectivity, tourists are easily able to share to the world the sights and sounds of our country, keep in touch with their loved ones abroad, and learn more about our historical and heritage sites by downloading information through our interactive digital markers,” Hernandez said.
Aside from Google WiFi stations, Smart—together with InnoPub Media and the Intramuros Administration—is working on rolling out QR and NFC-powered interactive tourism markers to provide tourists information about these key tourist spots.