Savannah, Georgia Goes Multilingual

A new tourism app has made this Southern city even more welcoming

Savannah, Georgia already has a reputation as one of the “world’s top ten friendliest cities” (according to ‘Conde Nast Traveler’) but now the city is extending its Southern charm to visitors’ pockets, with the arrival of the ‘Savannah Experiences’ mobile app. Produced by local developer Tour Buddy Apps and built on the Tour Buddy platform, the application includes points of interest, maps and audio tours presented in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. Approximately 10% of Savannah’s 13.7 million visitors each year are from outside the U.S. and Joseph Mar inel l i , President, Visit Savannah says it was important to make the destination accessible to this audience. “With Savannah’s rising popularity domestically and internationally, plus the growth at SCAD (Savannah College of Art And Design) and the Georgia Ports, we see more foreign travellers to our city than ever before. Providing tools like these only helps to make their experience the very best that it can be.”

Savannah’s attractions range from beautiful historic parks and picturesque beaches to delicious local food and kid friendly museums; the GPS-enabled app guides visitors to their nearest chosen experience, a n d g i v e s r e l e v a n t information in seven foreign languages. There are also specialized sections on Civil War and the city’s design history. Visit Savannah also has dedicated webpages in the same languages on their website; visitors to these pages can read about Savannah’s lodging, restaurants and tours in their language, as well as see a list of some of the area’s most popular attractions