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Field trips

Field trips

Field Trip is an app that runs in the background of your phone and alerts you to interesting pieces of history and culture as you move around the city. From an obscure shop that sells vintage apparel to a new indie kitchen restaurant, this app pulls information from expert sites in order to help you find the hidden gems around your city.
 

Why it matters

Field Trip aggregates all types of sights and interesting spots while providing a tailored experience to the interests and needs of the user, be that a casual tourist or the daily commuter. It is also a great opportunity for small businesses to get extra clients who could have just passed by without even looking. Could this app go further by synching with your calendars and to-do lists, alerting you if you need to buy groceries or a birthday present and there is a relevant shop nearby?
 

Authenticity
Connectivity
Enhancement
Escape
Experience
Portugal
Travel & Tourism

Pocket tour guide

Pocket tour guide

MyIndiEye is a travel guide app that offers virtual and GPS guided tours of famous Indian monuments. Unravel India’s glorious past with stories, images, 3D maps, animations and dramatised versions of historic events. Benefits include: free previews, 100% offline usage, unseen videos of restricted monument spaces, local information and tour customisation.
 

Why it matters

In a country where local guides often turn into story tellers and invent their own versions of historic events, this app will help tourists explore India accurately and conveniently. The technology available can also lead to a more enriched sightseeing experience. But what effect will apps like this have on local communities who rely heavily on the income from roles such as tour guides?
 

Authenticity
Connectivity
Enhancement
India
Travel & Tourism

Upgrade your pilgrimage

Upgrade your pilgrimage

‘Buddha Trail’ is a luxury train aimed at helping tourists discover all the important landmarks of Buddha’s life. The tour starts at his birthplace in Lumpini and connects cities where Lord Buddha spent part of his life, before ending at Bodh Gaya where he achieved enlightenment. It is designed to attract Buddhist tourists from South East and East Asia and will offer a luxurious experience with global cuisines and grand décor on the train.
 

Why it matters

Religious tourism has a significant draw especially in India, which has over 8 major religions. However, reaching the relevant sights is often logistically difficult especially for the newer affluent classes. Will such initiatives provide a boost to religious tourism and add glamour to the currently solemn pilgrimages?
 

Enhancement
Experience
Well Being
India
Travel & Tourism
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