As more Canadians choose to travel locally due to the ongoing pandemic, there is an increase in demand for tools that will empower and enhance their experience.
On Mar. 2, the Municipality of Kincardine announced the launch of its partnership with Driftscape, a Canadian travel app that will allow users to tour, explore and discover the Municipality conveniently, from the palm of their hand.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide real-time updates and information to those living and/or visiting our area,” said Kelly McDonald, tourism coordinator at Kincardine Tourism. “This new platform will provide us the opportunity to update attractions, dining establishments and event listings to accommodate changes in provincial protocols and regulations as required, to best inform visitors and residents alike.”
With the help of the Driftscape app, the Municipality of Kincardine will be able to create self-guided tours across their local area, using audio, video and images. Kincardine will soon be able to give its visitors a complete experience, without the need for a personal guide or guidebook, all while providing a COVID safe experience.
The app will notify visitors about unique local businesses and tourism highlights that surround them, whether they are exploring the region or couch-surfing at home, and discover various places, within and outside the region.
Over 45 Kincardine-area highlights have currently been mapped in the app, ranging from dining experiences to must-see landmarks.
With the help of Driftscape app’s Augmented Reality mode (available only to iOS users), Quests, Offline mode and other unique features, the Municipality has successfully added an extra edge to their visitor experience.
This innovative step towards creating virtual access to Kincardine for its locals and visitors is set to break COVID-19 tourism barriers and transform the way their visitors explore the area. Addressing the concern of COVID-19 safety practices, McDonald added that area businesses and sites of interest (where able) have all been extremely diligent in implementing all the prescribed COVID-19 protective measures to ensure the safety of their visitors and locals alike.
To begin exploring Ontario’s Scottish destination, click here: https://driftscape.app.link/visit-kincardine or download the Driftscape app from your play/app store.