New Snout travel App launched
Gone are the days of thumbing through an out-of-date travel book as travellers can now enjoy an absolutely new travel experience courtesy of the new and innovative SNOUT app for Malta.
The app gives users accurate and relevant information that’s designed to enhance their stay, with an essential compendium of what’s happening and where it’s happening on the islands. This includes everything from what local festivals, exhibitions or events are happening and the nearest wi-fi hotspots, to details of all the best promotions in nearby food and drink outlets.
The new generation of travel app was launched at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina on Thursday September 12.
The driving force behind this latest SNOUT app for Malta is local business woman, Mariella MacLeod. “This SNOUT App will deliver a rich, new and interactive visitor experience. Visitors will be able to seek, find and share their travel experience of Malta’s cultural gems and the app will give them useful and accurate information about what’s happening, and where it’s happening via their iPhones and Androids.
For the first time, visitors will have all the information they need to plan their visit, create their own holiday itinerary and really enjoy every element of their stay, and they will also be able to share their experiences on line, all from within the app,” she added.
The app is easy and fun to use. Visitors can download it for free, and simply purchase off-line mapping whenever suits them, so no more unwelcome roaming charges.
“By selecting any outlet, service or event and placing it in their ‘favourites’ function, they can build their own fully interactive itinerary around the island. The app uses the most advanced geo-location tracking available, so visitors can tell exactly how near they are to points of interest. At the heart of the SNOUT App are unique audio visitor experiences. For a minimal charge, these will guide our visitors along a creatively and engagingly designed trail, bringing historic destinations very much to life,” Ms MacLeod continued.
Meanwhile, guest of honour and Chairman of The Malta Tourism Authority Gavin Guilia explained that technology is continuing to empower consumers and service providers in ways which were unthinkable just a few years ago.
“Our success and prosperity depend on how well we can keep up with these changes and take advantage of the benefits they bring. In this regard, we welcome and support initiatives such as the one taken by Mariella and her Company.”
Northern Irish digital specialist Julie McNeice is the brains behind SNOUT’s new generation of interactive apps.