On Wednesday, November 22, the Tourism Committee, in partnership with the start-up Data Moove, launched a mobile app to help facilitate the daily lives of both tourists and residents on St Barts.
The real-time app makes it possible to stay up-to-date with the latest tourist information on the island from the moment you arrive at Gustavia airport, where the first interactive terminal will be installed.
“Visitors can discover all the riches that our island has to offer, through a presentation of places, hotels, restaurants and events that shape St Barts,” said Nils Dufau, president of the Territorial Tourism Committee of Saint Barthélémy. “It will also help us to better communicate tourist news.”
Frédéric Bossard, General Manager of Data Moove, added, “Our challenge has been to move from a research and development project to a real product that brings a new experience to the end user by making it easier to access a multitude of information on a single channel, which previously had to be searched on multiple digital media.”
The City Moove platform uses several sources of content, such as Facebook, Google Places, Open Agenda, Foursquare, Yelp, to collect data available on St Barts and supplement it with information from the tourist office.
The app – in French, English and Portuguese – will be available within 15 days on iOS and Android, as well as at Gustavia Airport.
St Barts is the second destination to be equipped with this tool, after the Regional Committee of Tourism Côte d’Azur France. “The next step will be to add a chatbot, probably in 2018,” says Mr Bossard.