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TourRadar, an online tours and activities provider, describes its “Meet Others” mobile application as Whats App for the group tours industry. TourRadar Meet Others is a cross-platform messaging application that allows you to login using Facebook, Google+ or TourRadar profile information. You can exchange messages with other travellers from your mobile device, discuss travel planes with your future travel buddies or get to know a tour group before you decided to book on the same tour. It opens up a whole world of communication, making it easy to connect with travellers, but also to chat during the trip and to stay connected after everyone gets home.

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Group tours like safaris, treks and bus trips are inherently social, but weirdly enough, until TourRadar developed the Meet Others application there was virtually no way for people to get to know each other before arriving at their tour destination. By using TourRadar Meet Others, travellers can better inform themselves before making critical purchasing decisions about the organised group tour that suits their needs.

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If you have TourRadar Meet Others application, you can connect with other travellers on your group before you even walk out of your front door, and head out your travel adventure with a group of friend rather than a bunch of stranger.

TourRadar is a perfect place to get in touch with other travellers on your group.

Sources:

http://www.tourradar.com/who-we-are

http://www.tnooz.com/article/tourradar-brings-mobile-chat-app-group-tour-industry/

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A new trend emerged to the market, and if you would like some more action in your life, it might be something for you.Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt that’s happening everywhere around you. At the moment, there are more thantwo million active geocaches and over 6 million geocachersworldwide.

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Geocaching is made by people. This means that every individual may hide something at a special spot, mostly in nature. They need to hide it in a water resistant box, include a diary  and a nice object which may be used to trade. After hiding it, they need to define the exact coordinates via a GPS device, and then publish these on the geocache websitewww.geocaching.com. From this moment on, other people can read the coordinates and start looking for the cache. Once they found it, they need to log in their visit to publish it.Geocaching has been made even more easy to use since thepublication of the official geocaching application for Iphoneand Android. This application guides you to your cache in a very simple way, allowing you to use the GPS on your mobile device. 

The game is very successful worldwide. It’s even so successful that the owners of geocaching decided to create aGeoTour. A GeoTour is a collection of caches that takegeocachers on a tour in a specific area. This tour takes them to the most beautiful places of a city. One nice aspect of it is that when you start looking for a cache, you’ll receive lots of information about the location.  Information about the buildings, arts, designers and so on. So far, geocaching has worked with local tourism boards, the National Park Service, historical associations and private companies to create customized GeoTours. All this, to make the adventure even more successful for you.

It’s thus a very good way to discover the beauty around you, and go to places you might have never discovered before. All you need to do is navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and go.

Sources:

http://www.geocaching.com/

http://www.beautygloss.nl/2013/07/30/geocaching-mijn-nieuwe-verslaving/

All ( or most ) know quite useful tool that Google offers , it serves us to visit a place you ‘ve never been and do not know yet. Who of you have not used Google Maps as a GPS to locate a store , a restaurant , a bar, a mall or even the home of a friend or family member and to more accurately locate turn to Google Street View, an option offered Maps for ( visually) the exact location where we are ( virtually) . Recall that this useful tool is a system of simultaneous and continuous photos of the streets and suburbs around the world.Would you like to use the Street View and know what exactly is happening in this place? Well, Tourism Victoria http://www.tourism.vic.gov.au/ , the official website of the tourist office in Melbourne has launched a new and dangerous path with the help of this promotional tool called Remote Control Tourist ( RCT ). Tom and Lucy, two “tourists” equipped with helmet -mounted cameras, microphones , GPS and some mobile live streaming technology, who then take instructions from users doing lot on where to go , and what doing lot to do in the city . On the website , users can register via Facebook and Twitter to give instructions to Tom and Lucy of what they want to see, from telling them to take a photo with the artists of the bar, to ask them to try the green tea and give us their opinion. Is not only a live broadcast on internet , users can give their comments about what Tom and Lucy are doing live. Visitors in addition may also have a satellite view of the map with markers on it, indicating the points of interest , a little information about them and activities on each places.

Hashtags ? ?, Of course! For users in contact with Tom and Lucy must use the hashtag #MelbourneRCT

Unfortunately this activity lasted for five days , from 9 to 13 October , hopefully soon surprise us in another city, Would you like it to be yours

 

The hotel chain Melía has launched in the summer of 2012 the first ‘Twitter experience hotel’ in the world. Located in the beach of Magaluf (Mallorca), Sol Wave House Hotel guarantees new friendships, experiences, surprises and fun.

The main driver of this experience is based on a virtual community called #SocialWave, available only from the Wi-Fi of the hotel to which clients can access from their mobile or electronic device, registering with their twitter accounts. Through two Twitter ‘concierge’ customers can access any application via the social network, in addition to participating in moderate virtual conversations encouraged by the agents of the hotel.Image

Thus, customers can chat via Twitter and get to know each other, compete in contests, experience, share pictures, etc. Every corner of the hotel is designed to generate new conversations.

In addition, the hotel created the new #TwitterPartySuites where customers can enjoy with their friends treats like special drinks on their arrival, 20% discount on all bars and restaurant in the hotel, customizable mini bar and a free drink in the #TwitterPoolParty held every Friday in the hotel.

With the new traveler generation, always looking for new experiences and emotions to share with a growing virtual community, the number of such hotels might significantly increase in the next few years.