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20 Examples of Crowdsourced Tourism Innovations

From Collective Travel Maps to Virtual World Tours

— October 20, 2014 — World
This collection of crowdsourced tourism innovations shows just how small the world has truly become. Not only is it easy to see images, videos and testimonials of different destinations on the Internet, travelers are now actively contributing in more meaningful ways to recreate their experiences for others. Whether that is through helpful recommendations concerning the quietest streets in a city or maps that single out must-see places, crowdsourced tourism innovations helps take the guessing out of such worldly experiences.

Crowdsourced tourism innovations have also been adopted by travel companies when it comes to ad campaigns. This angle provides a more authentic look at different cities and countries, which foreigners would appreciate on many levels. Other examples including virtual tourism, which allows people to travel without leaving the comfort of their home.
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Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
The PHIND App Lets You Access Real-Time Community Updates About Places
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Crowdfunded Airline Vacations
Crowdfunded Airline Vacations
Air Canada's Embarq Service Provides Donation Funding For Airfaire
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Crowdsourced Airport WiFi Apps
Crowdsourced Airport WiFi Apps
WiFox Lets You Connect to Airport WiFi Networks Around the World
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Off-Road Terrain Maps
Off-Road Terrain Maps
'Magellan' Plans to Release a New Navigation System for Unmarked Backroads
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Travel Checklist Apps
Travel Checklist Apps
Nepal-Based Startup Thingsle Creates a Curated List of Travel To Dos
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Traveller Meetup Apps
Traveller Meetup Apps
Tripr Helps You Travel Like a Local By Connecting Travellers With Each Other
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Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
FundMyTravels Helps Millennials Raise Money For Their Ideal Vacations
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Crowdsourced Quiet Apps
Crowdsourced Quiet Apps
The Stereopublic App Finds the Quietest Parts of Your City
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Crowdsourced Tour Apps
Crowdsourced Tour Apps
'Kamino' Suggests Places of Interest Based on Crowdsourced Information
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Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
This Interactive Map Helps Pedestrians Navigate City Streets
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Shareable Travel Experience Platforms
Shareable Travel Experience Platforms
Tripstir Allows Millenials to Exchange Tips and Travel Plans
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Virtual World Tours
Virtual World Tours
The Wander App Uses Crowdsourced Guides to Let You Travel Anywhere
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Crowdsourced GPS Maps
Crowdsourced GPS Maps
'Streetview Updating by Hertz' Places Google Cameras on Rental Cars
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Crowdsourced Travel Maps
Crowdsourced Travel Maps
KLM's Must See Map Lets You & Friends Create Maps by Selecting Must-Sees
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Crowdsourced Memory Maps
Crowdsourced Memory Maps
The 'Map Your Memories' Gets Artists to Make Personalized Manhattan Maps
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Crowdsourced Location Tagging
Crowdsourced Location Tagging
TagTagCity is a Crowdsourced Digital Overview of Visited Locations
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Crowdsourced Helicopter Ride Apps
Crowdsourced Helicopter Ride Apps
The Blade App Crowdsources Rides by Helicopter to the Hamptons
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Crowdsourced Tourism Commercials
Crowdsourced Tourism Commercials
The Canadian Tourism Commission Uses Home Video Footage in Ad
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Crowdsourced Virtual Tourism
Crowdsourced Virtual Tourism
Remote Control Tourist Allows You to Visit Melbourne from Your Couch
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Crowdsourced Travel Campaigns (SPONSORED)
Crowdsourced Travel Campaigns (SPONSORED)
Marriott Hotels Celebrates Travel Brilliantly Campaign
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