A trip through the Bay of Quinte region just got much easier to plan.
Now, visitors to the region who wish to learn about places to visit, places to eat or upcoming events, will have information at their fingertips — or, more precisely, by moving their fingertips.
The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board announced the launch of a new touch screen kiosk it’s distributing throughout the region in heavily-trafficked spots.
The screen has a home page that provides options, such as “explore the map” and upcoming events.”
The explore the map option will help users learn about nearby restaurants or tourist draws. The upcoming events box will take users to information about, say, upcoming festivals.
The technology makes it easy for a tourist to learn about local businesses. For instance, if a user, from the map, touches on the icon by Burger Revolution, a profile on the business will appear, with reviews. A user can add the restaurant to their “itinerary” if they choose.
Local tech company Snap 360 designed the programming, using Google and Trip Advisor technology. The Machining Centre designed a custom stand for the kiosks and JB Print worked on the banding component, which includes the images around the noticeable aqua blue frame.
Nine kiosks are already out in the community, including at the Marriott TownePlace Suites where Bay of Quinte staff Dug Stevenson and Trevor Norris officially announced the product on Wednesday, Aug. 30 with a live Facebook broadcast.
Six more kiosks are expected to be distributed soon, said Stevenson, noting Belleville and Quinte West have expressed interest in having them in municipal buildings.
The hope is to have the kiosks soon at all major centres that draw visitors, from malls to museums.
From InsideBellville.com | August 30, 2017