If you have clients heading to the British Virgin Islands, make sure you let them know that there is now an app to help them navigate around the island, as well as find points of interests, and restaurants, too.
The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission launched the new BVI Now, an app available for free download on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
The BVI tourism industry faces many unique challenges after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, such as the lack of correct maps for the territory and no comprehensive directory of the tourist businesses, with up-to-date contact information and hours of operation. People today demand information to be available at their fingertips, but most tourists in the BVI don’t have mobile service data plans when visiting. That’s why the BVI Now app operates even if the user hasn’t purchased a data plan or has lost their cell signal.
The BVI Now app provides an updated listing of BVI businesses, with verified locations and current contact information. It is an insider’s guide to the BVI, as it has been packed with local tips and helpful information. When travelers are near a place of interest they will automatically be notified with information about that place.
“We invite our guests to use the BVI Now app as their gateway to discover new experiences during their stay,” says Premier Andrew Facie. “Through this app, which utilizes the latest technologies, I am happy that our guests now have an avenue through which they can browse and learn about land and water-based activities, attractions, and access an array of businesses that provide the best the BVI has to offer. We believe BVI Now will enhance our guests’ experience, whether they are visiting for a day, a week, or longer. We also believe people who live and work in the BVI will find it to be an indispensable tool.”
The BVI Now app was launched after months of development, detailed mapping of virtually all tourist-related businesses and attractions in the BVI, and stakeholder consultations including a series of road shows with tourism industry partners on the BVI’s four main islands.