We published Tourist Angel! The idea Massimiliano and Andrea brought us is now reality! The fist iPhone App for social tourism. For now it will be available just in Italy, but we planning on a launch on the foreign markets in the very next future.
But what actually is “social tourism”?
It’s a new opportunity of getting even more deeply acquainted the very goals of our travels, helped by the locals of the cities we are visiting. They can help you find events, go shopping, know cultural places and much more! Every single experience the Angels of Tourism offer might require a cost though, for eventually covering transportation tickets, gasoline, entrance tickets for museums or shows or who knows what… anyways, the amount payed for the tour will be limited to the actual amount of the expenses effectively faced by the Angel during the experience.
The main goals are the sharing of the costs of a tour, without creating any profit, and making visitors know your city, promoting economy through social and cultural inter-exchange.
So, the App does not want to take the place of the official tour guides, insted, if it will be as successfull as hoped, Tourist Angel will provide the functionality to have Official Tourist Guide (with official licence) subscribed, and will offer real “official” tours and itineraries.
The idea was presented us last year by Massimiliano and Andrea, we did like it immediately, since it completely matches our personal idea of revolutioning the way of Tourism, which we were already working on with Europeana Beacon. We are waiting the start of the crowdfunding project we enrolled in Goteo. We did develop this App which will actually be the first of a Tourism/Culture/Show-centered series.
For further information http://www.touristangelapp.com