The GPS-Adventure Park in the Teutoburger Forest / Eggegebirge Nature Park, the GPS-trails of the Lippe district, the Nature Trails at the Externsteine monument, the “Exquisite Nature” in the Höxter district as well as the Muscat Geotourism Guide have been awarded (again) as an official project of the UN Decade “Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014” (ESD).
Having been awarded in 2008/2009 and 2011/2012, the GPS Adventure Park concept is receiving this prestigious UNESCO award again, following a successful application by the project partners. “Receiving this award for the third time shows that we are on the right track” says the Head of the Lippe district Friedel Heuwinkel.
“Being awarded, again, is a great appreciation and motivation to continue with future innovative features of the project” said Henning Schwarze, project initiator and Managing Partner at INTEWO. The new UN award documents the success and the continued development of the project. In recent months, new applications for the Android and iOS operating systems were published and a new project website had been developed. “With support of innovative applications and with the introduction of new media, we can promote our points if interests and attractions even better” adds Günter Weigel, Executive Board Lippe Tourism & Marketing AG.
The United Nations had proclaimed the goal for the ESD Decade “to anchor the principles of sustainable development in all areas of education.” The GPS Adventure Park is using innovative features to motivate in particular a younger audience to learn more about nature and culture.
INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH and INTEWO + Partners are very proud that their partner Michele De Lucchi, has been awarded at the imm cologne, the international interiors show, as the “A & W Designer of the Year“. The 63-year-old architect received the prestigious award on Sunday evening in Cologne from the well known “Architektur & Wohnen” magazine.
INTEWO is working with Michele De Lucchi and his Milan studio aMDL since 2012. The joint work of INTEWO, the office of Dr. Ulrich Hermanns, Münster, and the studio AMDL include the Oman Archaeological Museum and the World of Oman.
“We are very proud to have with Michele such a high-profile partner in our team. The award is a well-deserved recognition for his outstanding and sustainable work”, congratulates INTEWO’s Managing Partner Henning Schwarze.
INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH has developed an innovative web app for the Radisson BLU Hotel in Muscat, Oman. The software app for smartphones and tablet computers provides guests and visitors with hotel and service information, such as room amenities, restaurants, menus, fitness- and business center, room service and much more. Current event information, as well as direct contact from the app to reception is also featured by this novel application.
The application is serving mainly guests of the hotel. For example guests will be provided with the latest information and updates. As a special service, users will find, in a GPS supported map view, the main attractions in Muscat, as well as shopping centers, gas stations and other tourist-related information and infrastructure. In addition, the app helps guests also to find the way back to the hotel after a trip through the city. A movie about Oman, which is only accessible via the app and which can be purchased at the hotel’s gift shop as a DVD, is completing the multimedia experience of the application.
The applications is running on all popular smartphones and mobile operating systems such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. At various locations in the hotel, guests will find QR-Codes to directly access the app without going through one of the app stores. Using the free Wi-Fi at the hotel, guests will face no additional costs to use the service. Finally the app will also help to save costs. Expensive print products, such as brochures, posters and flyers with information on events etc. will be replaced by the app in the future.