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Monday, July 23, 2012

Taiwan Tourism Bureau launches new travel info app


Providing one-tap access to a wealth of travel information on Taiwan, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau has made visiting this fascinating destination even easier with the launch of a new free app download.

Designed very much with the independent traveller in mind and available in both English and Chinese, the 'Tour Taiwan' app offers iOS and Android smartphone users direct access to a swag of information.

This includes attractions, key points of interest, accommodation ranging from five star luxury hotels to the country's huge choice of B&B's and homestays, dining, travel service centres, train and bus stations, - even information on police stations, hospitals, parking lots and where to buy petrol.

Making things even easier the app has been organized into six separate modules as follows:

Around Me which offers information on accommodation, shopping, restaurants, and public facilities (parking lots, MRT stations, gas stations, and train stations) all based on the user's current location.

Festivals which details major events taking place.

Traffic Information offering timetable and fare and timetable search options for both the Taiwan Railway and High-Speed Train systems.

Useful Information which includes facts and figures on travel and visitor centres around the country, hospitals and police stations.

National Scenic Areas providing information on Taiwan's 13 national scenic areas and nearby attractions.

A Location Search offering directions and other information on places of interest.

The app also features an augmented reality 'Goldfinger Direction Guide' to help visitors find their way to nearby attractions, in the process giving users their own personal virtual guide.

The app can be easily downloaded from in-phone App Stores or via the Taiwan Tourism Bureau website, visit http://eng.taiwan.net.tw.

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