Tour Operators

Albuquerque Tourism at its Best

The Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF) has been going strong for over 10 years now in thanks to the 2 co-founders vision for locals and visitors to explore the city. The company has diversified it’s tour offerings significantly with the Best of ABQ City Tour on an open air trolley, Duke City Peddler on a party bike, The Lux tour in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter, and Albucreepy Ghost Walk.

Tour Buddy Apps

The Best of ABQ City Tours has both a driver and a guide that makes the fully narrated tour even more memorable for guests.  AT&SF wanted to add more information and a multi-media experience to the trolley ride.  Tour Buddy Apps technology made it happen with Off Line Video capabilities to alleviate any connectivity problems on a GPS triggered App.  This automatically activated offline videos for the guests to enjoy  and allowed the guide a hands off technology experience.

Interested in Off Line Video for your Tour?  Contact Tour Buddy Apps for more information.

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

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.

 

GPS Triggered Audio App Tour

GPS Triggered Trolley Tour App

International guests experience the Old Town Trolley Tour in Washington D.C. throughout the year. As a result, Old Town Trolley Tours wanted a GPS triggered audio app tour to provide a tour in guests’ native language.  The app tour tells the story of Washington D.C. stop by stop.  Read about how Old Town Trolley used the App Builder Website to create their GPS triggered foreign language audio tour. 

About the GPS Triggered Audio App Tour

Old Town Trolley Tours is one of the most well-known and highly rated trolley tour companies in the United States. As leaders in tourism, they have created a GPS triggered audio app tour for foreign language guests.  They envisioned a user friendly and practical app that would tell visitors in their native language about what they were seeing.   This stop by stop narration gives visitors a personal tour at their fingertips.

After purchasing a ticket, guests are given sign in access to their tour.  The app is accessed through the Old Town Trolley Tours App on the App Store and Google Play.  Guests will experience the following:

  • A choice of 7 languages including: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.
  • GPS triggered audio for every point of interest.
  • GPS enabled map with clickable pins.
  • App shows all of the stops with the option to get directions from their current location.
  • Slideshow of images that rotate as guests listen to audio.
  • Once downloaded, app  works offline.

 

More than ever, Old Town Trolley Tours knows they are providing a relaxing and meaningful experience for every guest.  With their app, Old Town Trolley can make any changes to their tour in real time.  The App Builder offers the ability to update stops or content automatically.  It’s just that easy.

Contact us to learn how to get started using the App Builder Website for your tour, click here.