Huawei in turn offered advice on some of the ways they can work with local telecom providers and government to provide what the island needs as a tourism destination.
One of these needs is access to the outside world by cruise visitors via wifi connection. "The fact is the first thing most of today’s cruise tourists look for when they come off the cruise ship is WiFi. We are encouraged to have them stay connected, as that opens the possibilities for them to share the great time they are having at real-time," Brison said.
"In this social media age of snap-chat-like applications and live streaming, its important we give them the access they need to be able to give us the free "word-of-social-media" advertising we want them to give us, which can prove to be much more valuable than any other form of advertising."
Should a cooperative approach be reached, Huawei would be asked to provide recommendations for implementation of wifi spots, financing and work with local providers in executing identified solutions. BTP would provide regulations guidance and support as well as act as liaison between parties. STB would provide the marketing effort, a financial injection, data collection and means of tourism conversion (from cruise to stayover).
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