York, the walled city in North Yorkshire, England is an ideal place for tourists. The city is now making it even more interesting for tourists by introducing techno-tourism. Tourists with a smartphone or tablet can take advantage of the new technological offerings as they walk through the historic streets of York. The aim of industry officials for introducing techno-tourism in this city is to make it the top tourist attraction of Britain.
If we are talking about technological advancements, we cannot leave behind augmented reality. According to the head of Visit York, Kate McMullen, visitors often use their tablets and smartphones to take videos or click pictures of this beautiful city of York. This year, tourists visiting the top attractions of York will get to experience tourism in a much better way with the use of augmented reality and different apps. Augmented reality apps will bring the historic city of York to life.
York is providing the first app-based tour of the city which features holographic guides. Appeartome.com and City of York Council have partnered to develop this app which will allow users to see characters from the city’s history appear on screen in different locations around the city.
Virtual guides will be introduced at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington. They will include Sir Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, Yorkshire-born Amy Johnson and many more.
JORVIK Viking Centre is using augmented reality to bring history to life with its Coppergate Alive! app. York Museums Trust is doing the same with its Kirkgate AR app. The York Churches app will also let tourists see the history of York come to life.
‘Cycle Yorkshire: Ride the Routes’ is another free app which has been developed to pay respect to the legacy of the Tour de France Grand Depart, which went through the city on 7th July. The app will provide a guide to the routes that the cyclists followed.
York’s first Events app will be launched by Visit York later this summer. According to McMullen, these new technologies along with free Wi-Fi across the city “will make York one of the best interpreted cities in the country.”
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