Review and ratings data
Online reviews and ratings are an important source of data for visitors, businesses and academia. However, most reviews and ratings data are collected by corporations and kept in silos, often only accessible for viewing or via proprietary APIs. In order to make reviews and ratings data more widely accessible for all stakeholders in the tourism economy, the Open Reviews Association (ORA) has proposed open data standards based on schema.org that could also be significant for the members of the AlpineBits Alliance.
Review and evaluate the ORA initiative to identify, which concepts may be relevant to be added to the specifications covered by the AlpineBits Alliance and reach out to ORA for future collaboration on this issue (Dina and Peter from ORA already offered to provide initial input, e.g. to provide an overview of their initiative as a presentation to the members of the AlpineBits Alliance).