Urbanguide

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Guiding you straight to the things we love about our cities

For more information, check out our pitch presentation:

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What is the goal of the project?

What if? You could give somebody the possibility to experience and fall in love with your city in the way you do?

We believe that the magic of a city lies in the eyes of it’s residents. When visiting a city, it are not the big monuments that make you fall in love with the city. It are the little things that can turn a city into a magical experience. Those places are the hidden treasures of a city that you don’t find that easily online. Urbanguide is a unique platform where local residents can create digital city experiences based on their interests. By matching the interests of a tourist with the interests of a local resident, a tourist can interact with the resident and, for a small amount of money, download the digital city experience.

Maybe you are into gardening or photography. Together with the local residents we will make sure that you will have a day with the best photography or gardening hotspots in the city you aim to visit. For a small amount of money you can download the guide into our app that will help you navigate through the city.

We are Urbanguide, together we can make a city magic again.

What is the result of the project?

Tourism is an important factor for the city of Amsterdam. In the past few years we have seen a rapid growth of city visitors. In 2016 Amsterdam had over 17.000.000 visitors and based on the research of the department Stad in Balans, we know that this figure will double in the following 10 years. The big number of visitors is also having a negative effect on the city. Big touring agencies are collecting all the money and the citizens have to cope with the negative effects such as screaming groups of tourists at night, travel trolleys and tourists standing on the bicycle paths. Our goal is to use the benefit of growth in tourism and make sure that the residents of the city can also make a profit in this.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The project is initiated by Sticky Bandits, a digital native agency that is specialized creating digital solutions for offline problems.

What is the next step?

We aim to launch our Beta platform in Q2 of 2017

https://urbangui.de

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Chris Hudepohl

@reneterhaar Hi René, the difference between us and trip4real is that we focus on digital guides instead of activities. Our goal is to create a unique city experience through a written guide that is easy to make by local citizens. The big advantage is that the citizen can sell their guides through the platform for a small price.

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