Antigua and Barbuda Debut New Mobile App, Marketing Video

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Hashtag Communications, with the endorsement of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, has announced the release of a new and interactive tourist map. Packaged in a mobile app, dubbed Explore Antigua, the undertaking, according to the tourism authority, is an indication of the island’s commitment to safe travel and tourist experience.

With social distancing and reduced physical contact being the new normal the world over, the Explore Antigua App has sought to marry technology with adventure and ease of discovery.

It includes hotels, restaurants and bars and popular tourist attractions around the island and is complete with a Google-integrated map for GPS navigation. The free app will be highlighted at all ports of entry, hotels, restaurants and bars, car rental companies and other locations island wide Visitors can simply scan the QR code to download; or, they can visit the Google Play and Apple iOS store.

Although the physical copy of the tourist map will be made available in limited supply, emphasis will be placed on using the app in keeping with protocols.

Since the reopening of its borders in June 2020, Antigua and Barbuda has seen a steady climb in visitor arrival and the return of some semblance of normalcy to the tourism business community. It is hoped that the application will bring further comfort and freedom of movement throughout the island.

Hashtag Communications is a public relations, advertising, marketing and design company in Antigua.

In a separate move, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority debuted a video for travelers, highlighting the islands’ harbors, marinas and iconic landmarks.

See the video here:

Touted as “the sailing capital of the Caribbean,” Antigua and Barbuda establishes itself as a safe haven and premier yachting destination for those seeking seclusion and space. The four-minute video also includes remarks from Antigua and Barbuda minister of tourism, the Hon. Charles H. Fernandez.

Standing on board a yacht in the Catamaran Marina, Falmouth Harbour, the tourism minister comments that, the government of Antigua and Barbuda remains committed to the development of the yachting sector. To note: After months of preparation, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nelson’s Dockyard has reopened with major upgrades and signage that allows for self-guided tours around the national park. New tours are also on offer at the national parks alongside popular events, such as the Copper and Lumber Seafood Friday and Rum in the Ruins.

The destination is also now safely welcoming rowers in the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to Nelson’s Dockyard. The tourism minister tells viewers that the government of Antigua and Barbuda and stakeholders continue to work, to make nautical events on the 2021 destination events calendar more socially responsible.

For Antigua and Barbuda’s full health and safety protocols designed to safely welcome visitors on yachts traveling to Antigua and Barbuda, including the requirement that all travelers show a negative RT-PCR Test result on arrival, visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com.

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