Make Your Own

Tour & Travel
Guide Mobile
App

That Reach Millions
of Tourists

So, you are a national, state or city Tourism Board, Travel Agencies, DMO and want to help tourists explore your area to the fullest.

What better way than a mobile app to do it for you!

It happens more often than not that visitors are not able to explore a destination to its best because of the lack of proper awareness. Not knowing the right places to visit, to stay, to eat, or hang out, can be a bit of a discomfort.

That’s when smartphones with tour guide apps come in handy, courtesy of innovative GPS technology.

Tour Guide mobile apps eliminate the need for brochures, maps, guides and other material, and allow you total control of your vacation. A mobile app, which has audio and video guides of all the historical places, restaurants, museums, etc. with GPS based maps, can be more than just empowering to a traveller. Guided tour apps not only replace traditional methods of travel, navigation and exploring, but also enable users to share experiences on social media as well.

These apps are cropping up more in today’s times when tourism and hospitality is a buzzing industry all over the world. A reason for it is they are another successful mode of promoting world famous destinations, resorts, museums, galleries, hotels, and what not! Also, tour apps can monetise and promote a destination, rather than individual apps for hotels, airlines, care-hire, etc.

Tour guide apps are quite a novelty as they are extensively being adopted by tour operators and travel agencies, tourism boards and DMO’s, hotels and resorts, travel publishers, and others. There are some interesting statistics to show how internet and tour guide mobile apps have been changing trends in the recent years (source: www.rezdy.com)

  • Survey done by Statistic Brain showed that in the last 5 years internet travel booking revenue has grown by more than 73%
  • 20% of Google searches being for local information (HubSpot)
  • Almost 40% of all tour and activity bookings are being made online (Rezdy data)
  • More than 148.3 million people use the Internet to make reservations for their accommodations, tours and activities. That’s more than 57% of all travel reservations each year!
  • 60% of leisure and 41% of business travelers are making their own travel arrangements, generally via Internet (Amadeus)
  • Tourism Research Australia says travellers use their mobiles 33% of the time to go online during their trips to find activities.
  • The 5 most common things travelers are willing to spend more on as a treat: Sightseeing (53%), special dining experiences (41%), accommodation (41%), activities (35%) and shopping (24%) (Trip Barometer)
  • 52% of travelers used a smart phone or tablet to complete travel bookings. Of those 52%, 23% opted to use their smart phone while 29% made their reservations on their tablet (JiWire)
  • A survey by Digital Visitor conveyed that almost half of the travel brands on Facebook found that their bookings had increased because of their presence on social media.

There are no fixed criteria about selecting the type of tour guide app you want to build. At Space-O we excel in building Guided Tour Apps and customize them for our clients and their business. You can use the augmented reality of iOS and Android for

  • Building Museum Guide Audio Apps
  • Creating Festival Guide Apps
  • Offering a City Guide or Destination Guides
  • Self-guided tour apps
  • Providing a Guide to upcoming events
  • Reviewing and Rating Destinations
  • Viewing Opinions by Experts and Travellers
  • Creating Postcards to Share with Folks via Social Media or Email

Guided Tour Apps basically have these Features:

  • GPS based Navigation, with Route Planning
  • Detailed Online and Offline Maps
  • Social Media Sharing, for Posting Travel Updates, Reviews, Picture Galleries, etc.
  • Access to Security facilities, like Medical, Emergency calling and Information about Local and International Agencies
  • E-commerce activities, like Ticket Booking, Overseas Banking, Reservations, Shopping, etc.
  • Destination Guides, with Wikipedia and other useful links
  • Mobile Marketing, for Contests, Discounts and offer alerts
  • Weather Information and Forecast
  • Itinerary and Tours
  • Calendar of Events

Guided Tour Apps are a Great Way to Generate Revenue

It’s a win-win situation for all since not only do the travellers benefit from the apps, but also the hotels, restaurants, tour organizers, etc. Space-O has devised ways to generate consistent revenue within its Tour apps that majorly target tourism boards, tour operators, travel agencies, and others in the travel industry.

  • Commissions on every booking and reservation made by users
  • Sponsored ads placed within the apps
  • Offering coupons and vouchers within the apps
  • Advertisements that flash for a few seconds
  • Sending push notifications to apps users
  • Partnering with a company/finding a sponsor for the app
  • In-App purchases like paid maps with additional information
  • Giving premium listings to local business holders within apps

What We Offer

Over the years Space-O has catered to various segments to the travel industry by developing ingenious tour guide apps. Each tailor-made mobile solution fulfill the precise needs and adds value for the user, the brand of the destination, and generates added revenue. We use advanced and innovative technology to create apps that are easy to use and high on quality and modern in design with optimized usability.

Now, it’s your turn!

Create your own Geo Location based apps or tour guide apps for Android and iPhones. If you are in anyway related to travel, tourism or hospitality industry, or just have an interesting idea for Guided Tour App, contact us. We have strategies that will help you build everlasting bonds with your customers for eons to come.

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