On May 3 we had the opportunity to present an app we developed together with our partners “Liga de Punta del Este” and Info Turismo.
Uruguay and is a touristic country by excellence. We want to give our visitors the best experience while they are here, providing them with valuable information about what they can do around, different proposals there are available, and how to move around the city.
Although initially Info Turismo 19 app and service scope was to promote Maldonado’s tourism and give tourists the information they need to have the best stay when they visiting the department, the scope was later extended to fully cover the whole country of Uruguay (extending to total 19 departments).
Now tourists can find national detailed information about gastronomy, events, history and culture, points of interest, accommodation, services, nature and sports, children, enology, among others.
The app and service is promoted by the Ministry of the Tourism, the Municipality of Maldonado and by “Liga de Punta del Este”, and carried out in conjunction with some private entities.
On the event, we had the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Liliam Kechichián, who highlighted the importance of working together with both, national and departamental, and public and private organizations. She affirmed that “no one visits what they don’t know and making known what we have is the key”.
Liga de Punta del Este’s speakers explain that the app and service is a complete tool, useful and simple to use. The main purpose is to help tourists that know nothing about the country to get as informed as if they were locals.
At the moment you can interact with the service in the main tourist information centers in the department of Maldonado, though later this will be extended to all other departments and Uruguayan embassies around the world.