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Smartphone App gives Tourists a Local experience in Barbados
Just in time for the start of the winter tourist season, visitors to the island can now quickly and easily find local businesses, interesting places and see what events are taking place on the island – all with few a clicks of their smartphones.
Despite a recent report from the President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) which forecasted up to a nine per cent decline in arrivals this year, iLandGuide Barbados believes that this app can help to boost visitor spending. Thus its launch is not only very timely, but can make a significant contribution to the local economy.
Conceptualised as a local, offline, smartphone version of Google, visitors can find everything they are looking for on the island. An insider’s guide to local cuisine, attractions, events and promotions is just some of the information that visitors see when they download the free application. It also features a built in currency converter and GPS-based proximity search and navigation. The entire app functions without an internet connection so no matter where you are on the island, you can use the advanced search engine to find the product or service you need and navigate to its location.
While excellent for visitors to the island, the app is also a great way for businesses to communicate events and promotions. Users will be pleasantly surprised by its easy navigation and the comprehensiveness of the database.
iLandGuide Barbados is excited to help visitors and locals discover all that the island has to offer and put businesses at the fingertips of potential customers, that is why the iLandGuide Barbados app is free to download in the iPhone and Android app stores.