Geotourist is the company behind the free GPS-based walking trail app and platform and they’re going for gold in Scotland. Following a hugely successful Scottish Tourism Week, the team behind Geotourist signed up with the Scottish Tourism Alliance as a Gold Patron. Bowled over by the energy and desire to deliver a vibrant tourism economy and with a clear agenda on driving digital forward, Geotourist have shifted their UK focus to Scotland.
Geotourist walking trails are a fantastic way to connect with somewhere on a deeper lever – and this is something that the Geotourist team clearly identified as a priority in Scotland. With a smartphone and the free Geotourist app that can be downloaded from the iStore or the Android app store, local residents, domestic visitors and international tourists are ready to hit the trail.
There are 19 Geotourist trails across Scotland, taking in the vast diversity of Scotland’s rich history and landscapes. The trails vary in length and duration but are all easily accessible.
Geotourist has a number of free walking trails in Scotland to choose from:
9 in Dundee
3 in Glasgow
2 in Stirling
1 in Edinburgh
1 in Islay
1 in Skye
1 in Dunfermline
1 in Dunkeld
The Geotourist trails are part of our wider commitment to local residents and tourists across Scotland and many of the trails are narrated by BBC Coast’s Neil Oliver. Our trails bring the world around you to life and lift the lid on some surprising local facts that you might miss by simply walking round. Keep an eye out for the Geotourist logo in Scotland – it means you are near a tour point!
Shaon Talukder, CEO, of Geotourist said, “We are rightly proud to be part of Scotland’s tourism industry. While the number of our trails underlines Scotland’s rich history and culture, these trails are only scratching the surface of Scotland’s possibilities. We are excited about our Gold Patronage, and our honoured to sit alongside our co-patrons, including Caledonian MacBrayne, LoganAir and Scotrail, who are clearly dedicated to the tourism industry, as well as those who support the industry from a service or personal point of view. Yes, we are totally dedicated to helping tourists develop a deeper connection with the world around them, but we are devoted to working with brands and companies of all sizes – from an award-winning Hebridean café to a multimillion-pound distillery with drams drunk in every corner of the globe. Simply put, our tours are sharable over social media which works on an immediate brand level, but our tours are also free, which leaves precious spending money ready to go into local tills and drive the economy forward. We are buoyed by our warm reception in Scotland so far and look forward to making many more enduring relationships”.
Marc Crothall, CEO, of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said, “Geotourist is without a doubt a wonderful digital asset to enrich the experience of any tourist to Scotland and we are delighted to welcome this innovative and inspiring organisation as a new Patron of the Scottish Tourism Alliance. Delivering a quality, authentic experience lies at the heart of the Tourism Strategy and this new, immersive experience offers visitors to Scotland an added opportunity to dig deeper and discover more about our world-famous landscapes and attractions. The STA looks forward to working with Geotourist and we are hugely grateful to the organisation for coming on board to support the STA in the work we do to lead and influence positive change for what is now known as ‘Scotland’s most important industry’.”
If you would like to know more about Geotourist, contact Shaon Talukder, CEO, call 0207 112 9350, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Geotourist website, www. geotourist.com