izi.TRAVEL in the media
This an overview of articles published about izi.TRAVEL tours or izi.TRAVEL.
This page is updated regularly.
Mini Conference: Technology in Museums Notes and Resources
We had a wonderful group of participants and presenters at this fall's HME Mini Conference on Technology in Museums. Below are notes are resources on each of the presentations.
Tuscany: the treasures of the Maremma on an app
Florence - An app to discover the treasures of the Maremma, which can be found at the 50 sites of the museum system of the Province of Grosseto, offering visitors essential information about this region rich with traditions, charm, history and nature.
An exhibition and a book on Poverty
The Museum of Richmond’s current exhibition on Poverty, looks at Richmond during the period 1600–1948, from the point of view of the poorer classes. It includes the history of Richmond’s workhouse, almshouses and the effects of the Poor Laws. With a smartphone, you can download a walking tour and visit places highlighted in the exhibition.
Solvang CVB launches new Heritage Walk app
More than 60 community leaders, hospitality industry representatives and members of the general public were introduced to the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau’s comprehensive 2017-18 marketing plan Thursday. A strategy of enhanced visitor engagement was outlined at the free program hosted by SCVB Executive Director Tracy Farhad, her staff and volunteer board of directors at The Landsby.
Discover Historic Goodwood
On the back of the success of the Goodwood Road streetscape celebrated on Sunday, there is now even more to enjoy which captures Goodwood’s unique history both past and present.
Lyttelton Redux at Canterbury Museum
Lyttelton Redux was conceived primarily as a way to reconnect people with their town’s early history and to link the township’s remaining buildings while Lyttelton is without its Museum post-earthquake.Working with Lyttelton Museum, Holden identified 23 historical figures who were connected to the town, from early settlers and land surveyors to a landscape artist and prominent suffragette.
Panelists and audience discuss history and future plans at UVA symposium on slavery
Voices from Southern universities and historical preservation organizations joined the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community to discuss slavery and history as part of the Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape symposium.
It's the journey not the destination
The Mental Health Week Art Exhibition open last week and was a resounding success. “What we have noticed is that the exhibition itself was not the most important element for those who made contributions – it was the journey in being able to deliver a final piece,” Chantal Corish from Rural Sky – Realise your Potential, said.
Upper Hunter Arts Trail Weekend presents unique opportunity for locals
A UNIQUE opportunity awaits locals next month, courtesy of the Upper Hunter Arts Trail Weekend. Some 50 galleries, studios, pop up exhibitions, museums and wineries across the region – Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone, Sandy Hollow, Aberdeen, Denman, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Vacy, Dungog, Patterson and Maitland – will be open on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19.
Audio tour of Regina's Warehouse District shines light on unexpected history
The old brick buildings, fading advertising murals and local staples that make up Regina's Warehouse District are being celebrated with a new guided audio tour. Regina's Warehouse Business Improvement District commissioned the tour to shed light on the area. For Evie Ruddy, who researched and narrated the guide, there were several surprises that came up during her deep dive on the district.
DOWNTOWN CULTURAL TRAILWAY TOUR
The Downtown Regina Cultural Trailway is an awarding winning walking tour of the downtown core that explores architecture, events and people that were integral in the shaping of downtown. Tour highlights include: downtown’s most prestigious building, Hotel Saskatchewan; and the devastating 1912 Tornado. It also touches on importance of the downtown’s conservation district and its heritage buildings, First Baptist Church, The Balfour Apartments, Knox Metropolitan Church, The Regina Central Library, The Federal Building and The Victoria Park Building.
Revolutionizing Experiences: Henrietta Szold’s First Visit to the Holy Land Part 1
Henrietta Szold (1860 – 1945) has long been celebrated for her role in building a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The founder of Hadassah and the force behind Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, she virtually created the public health system in pre-state Israel and also ran the Youth Aliyah, which safely brought thousands of Jewish youth out of Nazi Germany and into Palestine during the 1930s. Remarkably, all these achievements occurred after Szold turned fifty. Though she had been involved in Zionist circles in her native Baltimore and later New York City, it was not until she traveled to Palestine with her mother in 1909 that she made improving conditions her life’s work.
National and international consumers rate the visitor’s route ‘Excellent’
In 2016, 229 visitors rated the visitor’s route as very good to excellent. This resulted in our receiving the Excellent certification from TripAdvisor. We would never have achieved this without the unflagging efforts of our colleagues from the Visitor’s Centre!
Digital tour guide of Udal area of Uist
Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist Historical Society) along with CMC Associates Ltd have developed a digital tour guide of the Udal peninsula in North Uist. Funded by Eurostar, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and HIE, the pilot App is free to download. The App includes recordings of local people of the area telling their stories of natural, cultural and heritage interests and memories.
Chinatown Sydney Historical Walking Tour now available on izi.TRAVEL. app
Exploring Chinatown Sydney and the Haymarket area has never been a more exciting and rewarding experience. The Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce it’s new “Chinatown Sydney Historical Walking Tour” launched in collaboration with izi.TRAVEL. Whether you are a local Sydneysider aiming to get active and fit walking around Sydney or an exploring tourist looking for interesting places in Sydney, this is one app you must download. Discovering public art and hidden gems by foot is an incredible way to enjoy Chinatown Sydney & the Haymarket area. Available for FREE download on both Apple and Android, the izi.TRAVEL app is you own personal pocket tour guide.
Report card: Youth Summer Program 2017: a success!
Day five: On the last day of the program, Gilberto offered a shorter version of the PCHP’s walking tour “Portuguese Toronto: Early Decades” in Kensington Market. The students were able to explore the history of Portuguese immigration to Toronto on foot and through the aid of our digital companion on izi.TRAVEL. After this tour, we were received by Andrea da Costa at the Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers.
The Dead Tell the Best Stories: An App Review
Do you love interesting stories about our Cemetery’s “residents?” Of course you do! You’re following the Congressional Cemetery blog. You’re in great company, because so does Liz Ruskin, a woman who works in public radio, brings her dog Lola to the Cemetery, and has put together a truly engaging audio tour. This exclusive tour, aptly named “The Dead Tell the Best Stories,” is available on the app izi.travel, which you can find on any smartphone app store for free.
Try using this free guided audio tour next time you're downtown Detroit
We all see the famous sculptures and monuments peppered throughout downtown Detroit during our visits, but one audio tour could help you discover just what you're looking at. Audio-D tours offers a free guided audio tour of downtown Detroit that allows users to listen to facts about historical landmarks as they stroll around the Motor City.
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5 free things to do this week in and around Orange County
Why sit home because you don’t want to spend any money this week? Here are five things to do that cost nothing at all.
Astana offers audio tours
Free walking tours with a help of audio guide were recently launched at the Nurzhol Boulevard and the embankment of the Yessil River, according to the Astana administration’s press service. Audio tours about the main sights of the capital are available in six languages.
Heritage trails: over to you
As we come to the end of our project, we’re in Manchester, meeting local volunteer groups, museums and study centres. We’re showing people what we have produced during the project, getting feedback and encouraging them to make use of our work to start to make their own canal trails and share them.
Grave concern: Local group preserves historic black cemetery
A single pink rose lies at a diagonal across the quartz headstone that has become two-toned with age in the last 125 years. The rose covers part of the inscription on Carrie Brown’s headstone, which is different from others from that time period. The Buckner family’s clustering of graves, which lies to the west of Brown’s—all have the same phrase: “Gone but not forgotten.” Brown’s last message to the world, written in a delicate cursive font, reads, “Left my home but not my heart.”