VisitFlanders set four goals it wants to achieve with Open Data.
1. Open Government: the greater availability of data for citizens leads to greater transparency of VisitFlanders.
2. Participation: working with our data will lead to questions, comments and feedback about data and will improve data quality.
3. Information sharing: The datasets enable companies, researchers and governments to consult first hand accurate tourist data. The services provided to third parties will continue to improve. Within the government is open data also contribute to higher efficiency and cost savings through greater exchange and better organization of data streams.
4. Innovation: Open data are also a catalyst for innovation and economic growth. Our organization supports developers of software and apps that can promote tourism in Flanders. The combination of Open Data and Big Data will eventually lead to the 'Smart Destination Flanders '.