Antigua and Barbuda has partnered with Geotourist, a mobile GPS travel technology, to create navigational application content for the destination, offering visitors the chance to explore the destination independently while being guided by Antiguan storytellers, all from their mobile phone.
CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James says, “We are proud to be the first country within the Caribbean to launch this free, mobile, GPS-triggered audio tour. In addition to already offering visitors the opportunity to be guided throughout the country by accredited tourist guides, this new mobile app now meets the needs of those cultural explorers who have the desire to immerse themselves in the local culture and seek out their own experiences, while still benefitting from a personal tour guide.”
When opened in Antigua and Barbuda, the app highlights a variety of historical sites in Antigua’s historic capital city, St. John’s, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard. Visitors can easily follow the map as the narrators (well-known Antigua and Barbuda media personalities Jamilla Kirwan and Peter Gordon) relay historical facts on structures, monuments and cultural icons.
“The tours showcase Antigua at its best, demonstrating why this stunning Caribbean island has so much more to offer than just another beach experience,” says Geotourist sales director, Mo Talukder.
The GeoTourist app is available on iOS and Android and is free to download.