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A geolocalized and speaking tourist guide

A geolocalized and speaking tourist guide

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.03.10

iPhone applications are gaining ground, especially in the very competitive tourist field, in which any new idea to make a difference constitutes a sizeable advantage. AudioGuidia is one of these intuitive and fun guides the popularity of which should increase thanks to the richness of its content, which is drawn from Wikipedia.

A fixed post helps take group photos at tourist sites

A fixed post helps take group photos at tourist sites

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.01.10

Fotopol has developed a novel tool, more a gadget than an essential item, which would be placed before the most frequented tourist sites. The fixed pole made of aluminum and steel can accommodate cameras and video cameras during the photo shoot.

Locast updates the travel experience with a new vision of augmented reality

Locast updates the travel experience with a new vision of augmented reality

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.30.10

The project Locast Travel from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Mobile Experience Lab is advancing augmented reality and the tourism experience by helping travelers plan their itinerary according to their interests, and making them both producers and consumers of content.

Secrets of the London borough of Southwark up for discovery

Secrets of the London borough of Southwark up for discovery

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.20.10

Southwark lovers have uncovered some juicy stories to amuse visitors passing through this part of London along the Thames. During London’s Festival of Architecture, Southwark was peppered with funny yellow signs telling visitors with phones connected to the Internet the neighborhood’s most interesting anecdotes.

The gardens of Versailles launch a multimedia tour

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.28.10

Orange and the Château of Versailles have joined forces to develop multimedia tours that cover the opulent grounds of Le Nôtre. In October 2009, 200 users first tested their new application “Versailles Gardens” developed for the iPhone.

Manga: an original and innovative variant of the tourist leaflet

Manga: an original and innovative variant of the tourist leaflet

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.27.10

Julia has just been stolen of her horse and goes explore the Bresse countryside with her two friends, in search of her faithful battle steed. The young heroes go through the most famous places in the area and meet picturesque characters. Here is for the story framework. As for the pictures, they are inspired from the manga universe.

Londoners discover their city like their ancestors saw it

Londoners discover their city like their ancestors saw it

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by Antoine Maudinet | 07.22.10

Imagine the English capital with buildings devastated by the Nazi bombardment, or the bustling docklands at the end of the 19th century. Londoners no longer need to imagine, at present they can see London through the ages at Streetmuseum.

Versailles’ neuro-visit: learn and discover while exercising your memory

Versailles’ neuro-visit: learn and discover while exercising your memory

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.09.10

When visiting cities, museums, and monuments, we have the unfortunate tendency to overlook some items that we had had sworn to pursue. Working closely with the city of Versailles, the Learning Club invented the concept of the neuro-visit, combining memory exercises and the (re) discovery of the city.

Visit a city’s hidden corners with a savvy local

Visit a city’s hidden corners with a savvy local

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.16.10

New York, Shanghai, Florence, Barcelona, Paris or London, all these cities are worth a tour, but they also call for much more than that. They deserve long, meandering strolls and lingering stops at cafés and bars and for that, there’s nothing quite like being accompanied by a local in the know. The site Rent a Local Friend can put you in touch with locals who love their city, and who offer a different kind of traveling experience.

Les Baux de Provence introduces an audio guide for the other senses

Les Baux de Provence introduces an audio guide for the other senses

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.02.10

Les Baux de Provence, ranked among the 151 most beautiful villages in France, has embraced the power of the often lesser-privileged senses and adopted since September 2009 an audio guide created specially for visually impaired visitors.

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