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Tour-ovation

New technology helps globe-trotters navigate foreign countries

Implications - Gone are the days when travelers must tote around heavy guidebooks or schedule inconvenient tours just to ensure they maximize their trips. Technology has given tourists many more options to explore foreign lands, and these innovations also help to promote tourism in any given place. From social media to virtual guidebooks and more, innovative travel technology is not only changing the landscape of the tourism industry but can mean new opportunities for local establishments to expose themselves to foreign visitors.
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7 Featured, 60 Examples:
379,530 Total Clicks
Date Range:
May 11 — Dec 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Interactive Graffiti Tracking Tools
Interactive Graffiti Tracking Tools
Paris Street Art is a Website That Locates Murals on a Map
As the movement toward street art as a legitimate artform continues to grow, websites that showcase these incredible artworks and credit the artists behind them are emerging across the web. Paris Street… MORE
Tourism Tablets
Tourism Tablets
The Mondrian Hotel iPads are Placed in Every Room to Simplify Guest Experience
The digitalization of room service menus, movie orders and other hotel-room services is nothing new for the frequent traveller. Most upscale, and even regular hotels, are equipped with television sets… MORE
play_circle_filled Wrist-Worn Guidebooks
Wrist-Worn Guidebooks
The Cricket Travel Guide Helps You Discover a City's Hidden Gems
The Cricket travel guide is a conceptual gadget designed to turn tourists into travelers. Cricket is a social sharing gadget that lets you suggest and share places to visit around the world. The Cricket… MORE
Virtual Travel Testers
Virtual Travel Testers
MyNorwayTrip.com Offers Imaginary Trips
The Norwegian capital Oslo will be hosting the World Snowboarding Championships in 2012, and MyNorwayTrip.com is a fun campaign that lets users experience what Norway has to offer as a winter vacation… MORE
Authentic Experience Platforms
Authentic Experience Platforms
Gidsy Community Connects Users to Activities
The Gidsy community has given itself a pretty compelling tagline: “a community marketplace for authentic experiences.” The platform enables users to connect to others and join activities going on in the… MORE
Real-Life Social Media Mayors
Real-Life Social Media Mayors
Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa Uses Foursquare to Promote City
While social media is undeniably useful for promoting consumer products and services, it's also effective for tourism purposes, something that Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa Bay, Florida, has discovered.… MORE
Quirky Tourist Attraction Apps
Quirky Tourist Attraction Apps
Roadside America Connects You to Hidden Gems
Roadside America is an ingenious concept that connects users to the real world in new and exciting ways. The app enables users to find hidden roadside attractions on their road trips anywhere in Canada… MORE

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