San Jose, CA, July 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- YourTour has partnered with Rapid City, SD CVB in providing an innovative online tour building solution. A white labeled version of YourTour’s trip planning technology was recently integrated into visitrapidcity.com. Within two months of the website launch, an astounding 6600 itineraries have been planned by website users. Further results from the YourTour tool indicated an increase of activity to top 5 points of interests: Elks Theatre, Black Hills Adventure Tours, Journey Museum, Memorial Park-Berlin Wall Exhibit, and Prairie Edge. Visitors can explore these and other amazing sites, in and, around the Rapid City area with just one-click at www.yourtour.com/rapidcity.
In addition to Rapid City CVB, YourTour is working with Santa Clara, Atlanta, and Philadelphia Convention & Visitor's Bureaus, destination marketing organizations, interactive marketing firms, travel networks, and travel agencies. As reported by the NAJ Group, YourTour has developed what many believe to be the next generation tour-building application that provides a robustness that far exceeds the plethora of shopping cart-style itinerary builders found on most destination websites.
Powerful and Innovative Technology
After answering a few basic questions about their trip (like when and where they want to go), YourTour users receive an initial tour proposal in just about five seconds. A detailed itinerary recommends tourist attractions and hotel accommodations; all displayed on maps thanks to Google’s cartography tools. Next, users can specify their preferences (budget, activity types, specific attractions or hotels) and request an updated, more personalized tour proposal. Once they get the trip they want, travelers can book all of their hotels in a single click. They can also share their itineraries with friends or followers on various social networks.
The YourTour decision support system is driven by a sophisticated computation engine. This tour planning engine takes into account hotel availability and rates, driving time, attractions’ opening days and hours, to create trip proposals that best suit the individual traveler, from budget to luxury tours. This one of a kind technology is the fruit of more than ten years of university research.
Rapid City Breathtaking Scenery & Historic Gaming
Nestled on the eastern foothills of the Black Hills, Rapid City shines as the hub to more than a million acres of breathtaking Black Hills scenery, abundant wildlife and unforgettable adventures. Anywhere you go will bring you face to face with the history, nature and mystery that defines this fascinating corner of the world. Many of the most intriguing and beautiful attractions in America are located in the Black Hills National Forest, with five national parks and monuments, including the inspirational Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the visionary Crazy Horse Memorial. In Rapid City and the Black Hills you will explore a couple of million things that just might make you never want to leave.
YourTour in the US
DeciZium Inc., the company’s Silicon Valley subsidiary (San Jose, CA) is responsible for marketing in the US, where YourTour proves to be an integral tool to vacationers, and online travel sites, in planning road trips and holidays. For more information about YourTour please visit http://www.yourtour.com.
Created in 2004, DeciZium (DeciZium.com), is a Belgian spin-off company of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Mons, and specializes in decision support technology and services. Its flagship product is the YourTour solution, which has been developed thanks to financial backing from the Wallonia Region (R&D support).
About Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Rapid City CVB, is a non-profit destination marketing organization promoting leisure travel, special/sporting events and group travel/tours to Rapid City and the Black Hills Area. Rapid City CVB provides travelers you information about specific attractions, guides and maps to help in planning vacations. They work with convention and meeting planners, providing location help, welcome packet information and other resources that help bring sporting events or group tours to the city.
For more information
DeciZium Inc., USA
Emmanuel Guisset, VP Business Development
Phone: + 1 415 832-9002
Thank you for your interest.