St. George, Bermuda, July 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Visitors now can discover Bermuda in a whole new way. Bermuda Walking Tours announced today the launch of the world’s leading location based multimedia platform for GPS guided walking tours in Bermuda. Bermuda Walking Tours enhances the visitor experience, connecting travelers for the first time to three of the islands most treasured tourist destinations - Hamilton, The Town of St. George and Royal Navy Dockyard. Whether travelers enjoy history, shopping, island culture, or simply great stories, Bermuda Walking Tours provides location based tour experiences in English and Spanish.
The GPS Ranger™ is a handheld GPS triggered computer device that delivers innovative walking tour experiences and on-site interpretation, including compelling narratives, engaging musical soundtracks, photography, text, and interactive maps based on the location of the user.
Bermuda Walking Tours leads the way in location based media where rich media content automatically plays using GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) technology. Visitors are immersed in engaging and educational stories that take place in emerald gardens, historic forts and on entertaining sightseeing tours that offer Bermuda’s best locations for photos, breathtaking views, and historic walks. Visitors’ can now learn about the people, places and events that have shaped Bermuda’s unique history and modern culture while exploring the significant events and themes in Bermuda’s history and culture through its storied past.
Walter Stevens, Managing Director, Bermuda Walking Tours, said “Our GPS guided tours focus on the experiences of Bermuda’s people, places, and events that played a vital role in defining ourselves, our culture, and our history in fun and entertaining ways. Visitors now have the opportunity to step back into history where they’ll discover many things that span four centuries of time, from the British flagship Sea Venture which crashed on our shores on her way from England to Virginia to Mark Twain, the famous American author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who was one of our island’s first and most dedicated tourists. I’m thrilled to be able to offer visitors to Bermuda engaging, educational, high-quality tourism entertainment that connects visitors to our historic sites, galleries, museums and local artisans.”
“We’re very proud to be able to offer travelers a new kind of tourism experience on an island of captivating history and beauty,” said Jonathan Stanley, President & CEO of AudioConexus Inc. “Our co-operation with Bermuda Walking Tours has resulted in GPS tours that unite English and Spanish speaking tourists with a variety of Bermuda’s historical and cultural assets. Travelers can now enjoy walking tours that offer a ‘little piece of paradise’.”
GPS Ranger™ devices are rented from Bermuda Walking Tours and are available in English or Spanish.
About Bermuda Walking Tours
Bermuda Walking Tours is uniting cultures through shared tourism experiences, significantly enhancing the entertainment value for visitors when they arrive in Bermuda by providing compelling walking tour experiences in English and Spanish. These GPS triggered multimedia tours are designed to inspire, connect, and make travelers feel they belong, transforming Hamilton, St. George and Royal Navy Dockyard into entertaining and educational tours – where travelers connect to the people, places and events that have shaped Bermuda’s unique history and modern culture.
About AudioConexus Inc.
AudioConexus Inc. (“ACI”) provides GPS triggered sightseeing tours in multiple languages simultaneously, removing language barriers for foreign language travelers. As a leading GPS Media and Entertainment company, they create GPS audio and video experiences in the real world, where urban and natural environments transform into theatrical backdrops for exceptional storytelling. The company provides tourism operators with significantly enhanced tour products and visitor experiences in any language, any topic, anywhere. They help tourism and mass transit operators to increase sales, reduce costs, and promote safer driving.
In addition, ACI’s Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is now being used to deliver Location Based Transit Advertising (LBTA). This new media option provides advertisers with an advertising platform for highly targeted, location-relevant advertising. The LBTA model delivers “the right message to the right people at the right time at the right place”, taking advertising relevance to new level – and to a captive audience. Advertising is now being delivered as digital audio over Public Address Systems and as promotional video on LCD screens.