Started in cape town, south africa in 2005 by founder and current ceo, mark allewell, tourism radio was originally created on the concept of touring a city without a tour guide allewell used his home town of cape town as his starting point, and worked on the development of a gps device which would play information. According to a berlin tour guide with whom we talked about wikear, many tourists would appreciate at guided audio, narrative-based tour between the location of the city map and the destination is then delivered wikipedia's content to (1) provide location-based information, and (2) to do so in a way that can be. Valencia tourist guide and travel information: essential tourism information includes maps, top attractions, guide to hotels in valencia, valencia apartment rental and tips from locals living in valencia city spain. A key aspect in the design of the system is that all data required to run the tour be loaded externally from the system, so that any new guide information could be loaded into the tourist application 2 background there have been a number of research efforts into gps- based hand held tourist applications, and we provide an. Implementation and deployment of a location-based application, named smart travel guide, with the mobile phone as a platform this application permitted users  xiaoyun shi,”tour-guide: providing location-based tourist information on mobile phones “isbn 978-1-42 44-7547-6/10 @2010 ieee  j honkola, h. For the travel and tourism industry, new opportunities and challenges are emerging due to this trend the location aspect is particularly relevant in a travel context how and why should the industry provide location based content for mobile devices the purpose of all these applications is to assist the visitor in creating a.
Tour-guide: providing location-based tourist information on mobile phones xiaoyu shi, ting sun, yanming shen, keqiu li, wenyu qu school of computer science and technology dalian university of technology, china school of information science and technology dalian maritime university, china. This system is usually designed for one specific scenic spot it cost much for the scenic moreover, it is inconvenient for tourists to operate, and services it supply are limited with developing tourism and refining demands from tourists, previous systems can not meet the current situation as the tourist is the key of guide. The app uses your phone's gps to pinpoint your location, and guides offer an insider perspective of destinations, often with interviews of people you can roadside america points out nearby attractions that are worth a look, and provides hours, phone numbers and even directions on how to get there.
Tourism developments aiming to this, the paper, taking technologies of wireless network, mobile communication and geographical information as the foundation, conducted the research and development on the digital dunhuang mobile tour guide (mtg) services based on the location awareness it will facilitate tourists to. The app provides a direct medium to connect with customers, delivering entertainment, valuable information and providing an avenue to increase sales through bookings, coupons and advertising the automatic tourist guide works without internet connection and can be used in any location within gps.
This study presents a proposed framework model for intelligent tourism guiding system as a knowledge-based system (his own cell phone or a pda) which will communicate with strategically placed intelligent agents, which in turn will provide the tourist with information relevant to his location and his area of interest. Date information and navigation support, tourists are not able to visit all the attractions during a visit our researched was based on discovering a solution to improve this situation providing convenience to the visitors this paper presents the work carried out in developing an interactive mobile tour guide application to. Tourists, and provide relevant tourism scenarios that helped drive our design we then describe our web services-based system architecture and introduce the concept of a context manager a description of how context is leveraged to adapt information services follows the relevant context elements are location, time of day. This paper presents the development of the tourist guide, a location based tourist guide application for the outdoor environment chang-soo kim, location-sensitive tour guide services using the semantic web, proceedings of the 9th international conference on knowledge-based intelligent information and engineering.
Stray boots, a new york-based startup that got its start delivering guided tour scavenger hunt games to tourists and city dwellers around the world via sms, and which recently made the move to mobile apps, today announced a new $2 million series a funding round, led by milestone venture partners and.
You can travel without an internet connection (3g/wifi) so no roaming fees created by professional tour guides tours are created by professional tour guides gps based technology tours include all the major sights and attractions supports a variety of languages supports languages: english, french, german, spanish,. Corporate history tourism radio travel guides is a world leader in providing location based travel information across mobile, web and gps platforms we opened our doors in 2005 and have offices worldwide starting with our own in- car gps tour guide our product suite has grown to include web based solutions and.
Such application which presents the architecture and implementation of such a location is commonly known as smart travel guide so in this paper we shows the smart travel guide architecture and we propose framework of mobile tourist guide system for android mobile phones that is able to provide tourism information. Tour-guide: providing location-based tourist information on mobile phones abstract: mobile phone has become a powerful platform for people-centric computing it is now a necessary part of everyday life for many people a growing number of mobile computing applications are on the rise, centered around the user's. Make their use as electronic tourist guides particularly attractive related to the design of mobile devices-enabled applica- tions for tourism section 4 provides background information on the j2me platform and sect 5 presents the server interactions and location-based services are the key features. This study aims to identify antecedents and determinants affecting travelers' technological acceptance of an app-based mobile tour guide (amtg) informativeness progress in information technology and tourism management: 20 years on and 10 years after the internet—the state of etourism research tourism.