Tourism Hamilton has launched its premier travel app, giving visitors and locals a comprehensive mobile guide to inspire travel across Hamilton’s diverse communities and tourism attractions.
Visit Hamilton is the official app of Tourism Hamilton and represents a new opportunity to build on Tourism Hamilton’s plan to attract more visitors and to market tourism experiences directly in the hands of consumers.
The new app is a source of travel information that displays accommodations, festivals and events, attractions, places to eat, suggested itineraries and an interactive image gallery. No matter where you are in Hamilton, the GPS-based app is an important way-finding tool that allows visitors to easily connect to places of interest.
With smart phones and tablets becoming the quintessential travel companion of the modern traveler, the Visit Hamilton app gives visitors the confidence to explore a little further and discover all that Hamilton has to offer.
The new Visit Hamilton app is a tool designed to deliver information in the hands of the user quickly and will greatly compliment Tourism Hamilton’s ongoing social media strategy.
“In an increasingly interconnected world and as travelers adopt a self-service approach, the Visit Hamilton app will provide instant information that visitors can conveniently access at their fingertips. Visit Hamilton, along with the Discover Ontario Mobile App showcases all that Hamilton and Ontario have to offer, ultimately enhancing the tourism experience for visitors from within our borders and beyond.”
The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“This is a fantastic and innovative tool for Hamiltonians and tourists to virtually and then physically connect with our City. Not only does the Visit Hamilton app provide an enhanced opportunity to showcase Hamilton’s beauty and diversity; it does it in a comprehensive and useful way. Hamilton has so much to offer and when you map it all out it’s even more impressive. On behalf of the City of Hamilton, I’d also like to thank our provincial partners at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for their support on the development of this tool.”
Bob Bratina, Mayor, City of Hamilton
“Part of what makes Hamilton attractive to tourists and business owners is our unique opportunities; our location, buildings, natural heritage, culture, and balance between old and new. The obvious goal of the Visit Hamilton app is to bring tourists to Hamilton; but more specifically we are directing them to our businesses. We wanted to create a tool that helps us stay current and competitive while promoting Hamilton using a creative approach that captures our audience’s attention in a simple and visually interesting way. We’re basically providing a digital brochure of Hamilton that people keep in their pockets. Bottom line; this app makes it easy and convenient for tourists not only to find what they were looking for but to have them explore what else Hamilton has to offer and to virtually engage them in staying a few days or to come back.”
Tim McCabe, General Manager of the Planning and Economic Development Department.