Touch Screens Distract Graffiti-Prone Tourists
While authorities try to rein in unruly tourists with a new 64-page instruction booklet, staff at one attraction have taken a different tack to discourage graffiti-prone visitors. From Chris Luo at South China Morning Post:
Administrative officials at Yellow Crane Tower Park in Wuhan have set up three giant electronic graffiti walls, each two metres tall, on different floors of the tower. Besides accessing transport and hotel information, tourists can also draw on the giant touch screens, allowing visitors to leave their marks at the famous tourist site on the Yangtze River without causing any permanent damage.
[…] The latest counter-measure by Yellow Crane Tower Park seems to be working well so far. Staff at the park told the News that new graffiti had almost disappeared and added that the park planned to install five more touch screens soon. [Source]
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