“The new information kiosks provide our visitors as well as the people living in the city with useful and necessary information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although we have planned to improve the distribution of tourist information before, there have never been enough resources to actually do it. With financial assistance from the European Union, we were now able to finally accomplish our goal,” said Deputy Mayor Karin Jaanson.

The information kiosks, equipped with touch sensitive screens, have been installed in the Tartu Airport and the Lõunakeskus shopping mall. In the near future, the devices will also be installed by the windows of the tourist information centre on the ground floor of the old city hall, where they can be accessed around the clock, and in the bus station. In addition to the electronic information kiosk, the Tartu bus station will also get a WiFi coverage area.

 “These computers are preset to only allow access to tourist oriented web pages visittartu.com and visitestonia.com; whereas access to other pages is restricted,” Kaja Allilender, the director of SA Tartumaa Turism explained.

Tartu received support for the installation of new information kiosks from EAS in the amount of approximately 200,000 kroons.