Tour Buddy Apps Plan

Houston City Tours

Houston City Tours Offers More Tours To More Guests

The Tours

Houston City Tours in Houston, Texas is well known for their red double decker buses that have been offering tours in Houston since 2014.  Their high quality tours, amazing customer service and consistently positive reviews have caused them to grow.  Now, they offer tours not only Houston, but also Galveston, Texas, Austin, Texas and a tour to the LBJ Nasa Space Center outside of Houston.

 

The Tour Buddy App

Houston City Tours offers more tours to more guests by using the Tour Buddy App for GPS triggered narration over the loudspeaker.  By automating parts of the tour with consistent high quality narration, they are able to give an awesome tour every time.  This allows the live guides on the bus to focus on guests’ needs and give additional narration without having to recite an entire tour repeatedly for every group.

 


 

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Tulsa Zoo Train Tour upgrades to the Tour Buddy App

The Tulsa Zoo is an 85 acre non profit zoo that has been welcoming guests to their grounds for 90 years.  Not only are education and conservation  integral to their mission, but also creating an unforgettable experience for guests every day.


The ONEOK Safari Train offers guests transportation on a fun ride from one side of the park to the other.  The train also provides a talking tour of the park and since its inception, GPS hardware was installed to give the tour over the loudspeaker.  But, over the past 8 years, the zoo wanted to update their tour’s content but were not able to easily change their content using their installed GPS hardware.

 

The Tulsa Zoo began investigating other options and found the App Builder Platform, which would allow them to create a GPS triggered audio tour but with much more flexibility at a lower cost.  The App Builder would allow them to create and launch a general tour through the Tour Buddy App within a matter of days using a smartphone.  The smartphone would connect to their train’s speaker system through an auxiliary cable – no expensive equipment necessary.  Then, for holidays and special occasions, the conductors can create alternate tours by simply choosing a different category in their guide.

 

 

The Tulsa Zoo is now able to continue giving a fun and high quality tour to their guests with even greater flexibility and ease.

 

 

Learn how you can create a GPS triggered audio tour for your operation.  Contact Tour Buddy Apps.

Polynesians Adventure Tours foreign language apps

Haleakala National Park Tour now available in 6 languages

Polynesian Adventure Tours Gray Line has just celebrated their 40th anniversary in style by adding a new fleet of luxury mini coaches.  They are honored as one of four tour companies selected for concession contracts in Haleakala National Park located in Maui, Hawaii.  Polynesian Adventure Tours wanted international guests to be able to experience this unique and memorable experience in their native language.  Together with Tour Buddy Apps’ technology and translation services the English tour is now available in 6 languages including Korean, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese.  

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Foreign language passengers are given an iPad and earbuds so they can enjoy the tour with the rest of the passengers in their native language.  Not only are the views breathtaking but they will all learn about ancient Hawaiian legends, the history of Haleakala, and its significance to Hawaiian society and culture in their native language.  In addition, there is information about the unique plant and animal life, types of volcano’s and the ongoing conservation efforts to care for this mountain, its wildlife, and its natural resources.  Polynesian Adventure Tours mission is for passengers to return home with a new sense of Aloha and respect for this very special place.
Contact Tour Buddy for more information on how to make your tour available in multiple languages

On Site Consultation for Historic Trolley Tour

Tour Buddy Apps helps tour operators all over the world engage and delight visitors.  Learn more about how Tour Buddy Apps helps tour operators here.

The City of Easton, Pennsylvania is one of Pennsylvania’s most historic towns nestled in the Lehigh Valley on the border of New Jersey.  With an iconic town square, wonderful architecture, canal boats, and so many family friendly attractions, the city of Easton wanted to share their rich history with locals and visitors on their free trolley ride around the city.  Not only does the free trolley take visitors around the historic downtown area, but also over to Hugh Moore Park and the Delaware Canal Boat Museum

The GPS triggered Tour Buddy App allows the trolley to provide a location based tour over their speaker system.  The hands free audio automatically plays and the trolley driver focuses on road safety and transportation as guests enjoy the tour.  Tour Buddy expedited the process of setting up the tour with an onsite visit to help the city of Easton launch their tour quickly with expert advice on timing of audio and training the staff to use the app.

 

The City of Easton Trolley runs their historic route on the weekends as well as several other routes to service the farmer’s market, a night route and trips to and from the Canal Museum.  See their full list of tours and so much more at Easton Trolley.


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Foreign Language Tour, St. Augustine, Florida

The Red Train Tour trolley in St. Augustine, FL  wanted to provide foreign language guests with an equally amazing experience on their trolley tour, so they created 2 foreign language apps using the App Builder Website.  


The Red Train Tour is the best way to experience the beautiful and picturesque city of St. Augustine, FL.  Because the trolley is such a popular way to get around and learn about the city, the team at Red Train Tour created an app with the Tour Buddy App Builder Platform for both French and Spanish speakers so that their foreign language guests can experience the tour in their language.

 

After visitors pay for their trolley ticket, they receive instructions on how to download the French or Spanish App with using a specific download code.  Once downloaded with the settings adjusted, the foreign language visitor will hear the audio files as they trigger riding on the trolley tour.  The visitors get a tailored experience and the Red Train Tour can control who downloads the tour with the privacy of the download code.