Franz Holzer, Managing Director of SKIDATA, fills us in on future trends in ski tourism
Book services on your ski vacation as quickly and easily as possible: more and more tickets are being purchased online. The company SKIDATA with headquarters in Grödig near Salzburg in Austria provides the most modern technology for use in ski resorts. Franz Holzer, SKIDATA´s Managing Director for Austria & Eastern Europe, summarizes current developments: „Technology connects us with ski resorts online. Common ideas from SKIDATA and our customers are incorporated into our innovations for the future.“ Thanks to our company-wide excitement for innovation, SKIDATA awes with new creative solutions that set trends.
SKIDATA trends in the area of skiing
One important trend that SKIDATA is already focusing on is the linking of various services. „Everything from a single source“ is the motto here. In the future, vacationers should be able to not only purchase ski tickets, but also to book ski lessons and rental equipment. When it comes to apps, SKIDATA together with swebtix offers a link between ticketing and numerous features such as the display of altitude covered. Additional apps are already being planned. For ski resort operators, monitoring access terminals is becoming ever more mobile – web-based applications allow greater flexibility in access management.
The development of systems for extreme climate conditions has long been one of SKIDATA´s strengths. Our installations can be found on both sides of the equator, from the Perisher ski resort in Australia to the Levi ski resort in Finland.
Another challenge for the future is the trend towards larger ski pools, in other words the union of ski resorts, such as the Ski Amade or Salzburger Superskicard. In Austria alone nearly all of the approximately 250 ski resorts are already organized into such ski pools. Here it is about designing solutions that offer skiers the greatest possible convenience without compromising safety or controlled access.
SKIDATA is a reliable partner for destinations around the world
As an Austrian company, SKIDATA is well-established in the local ski scene and hosts data from 80% of Austrian SKIDATA customers . But more and more international skiing destinations are also being equipped with professional access solutions by SKIDATA. For example, SKIDATA currently provides equipment to 15 ski resorts in Turkey, such as Kayseri Erciyes AS in Cappadocia.
It´s not only in person at ski resorts, but also from the office, that the SKIDATA team supports our customers on every continent. SKIDATA application technicians can remotely access customers“ devices, thereby quickly and efficiently assisting with adjustments and the optimization of SKIDATA applications. If you´d like to strengthen our team, you can learn more about job vacancies in Engineer Application Services at http://www.skidata.com/karriere/details-zur-offenen-stelle/detail/engineer-application-services-wm.html
Help shape the future of ski tourism – as part of the SKIDATA team
SKIDATA offers software developers, hardware developers and IT technicians the chance to actively shape the future and develop innovations. Managing Director Franz Holzer explains what distinguishes his team: „For me it is especially important that my employees work independently, happily take over responsibility and, above all, deal with customers in a knowledgeable and committed way. Customers should see us as a partner they can completely and totally rely on.“
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
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