17 March 2010

Free South Australian app for Australian tourists

Visitors to the South Australian capital Adelaide will have the best of the city at their fingertips thanks to a new free iPhone app, which has already proved itself very popular.

ETA Visa

Australian tourists to Adelaide will benefit from a new free tourism iPhone app to guide them.

The free Adelaide City GPS and Audio Tour iPhone app guides visitors around Adelaide’s city streets and attractions with “Annabelle” providing informative commentary at points of interest.

South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Executive General Manager Marketing and Sales, Steve Kernaghan, says, “It’s really like having a local right there with you”.

The app makes use of the inbuilt GPS system in the iPhone to guide them through the city with audio narrative at 29 points of interest including the South Australian Visitor and Travel Centre, the Adelaide Zoo, Rundle Street, the Adelaide Central Markets and more.

The app has been downloaded more than 2,500 times in the past fortnight, with more than 1,000 downloads last weekend alone.

"The travellers of today and of the future are expecting really in-depth information at their fingertips and that's what applications like this provide,” Mr Kernaghan said.

Overseas travellers to Australia, unless they have an Australian or New Zealand passport, need to have an Australian Travel Visa. The most popular of these being the ETA Visa, which allows the holder to enter Australia multiple times and stay in the country for tourism purposes for up to three months.

To download the South Australian application, visit: itunes.com/app/adelaidecityguidedgpstours.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian Visa applications with the Australian High Commission.   

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