With the integrated web-based solution, the citizen continues to pay the tourist tax together with the hotel fee, but subsequently the accommodation provider will use the micro-app to fill out the necessary form. The geo-location functionality will automatically pre-fill part of this form with relevant information, such as the name of the local council that will collect the tax, location of accommodation, date of application, type of tax, etc., so that the accommodation provider will have less information to enter. Furthermore, the data will be transferred in a structured format to a database instead of being sent via Excel forms that is re-entered manually. In addition, the data can then be also forwarded to other stakeholders such as the Lower Austrian Tourism Authority.
Stakeholders of IPS co-creation: (a) businesses (the hotel/accommodation providers), (b) the local council, (c) the Regional Government of Lower Austria (in particular, the Department WST3), (d) the Lower Austrian Tourism authority and (e) six regional tourism authorities.