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  • How to add text formatting to my FreeGuides tour

    Use either the app or app.freeguides.com add text and then choose from the below

  • FreeGuides Tour Guidelines

    To get started, signup. Our goal is to develop a tool that creators can use to monetise their unique travel knowledge. Guides choose how much to charge for their tours, but there are a few requirements before we can approve them. The guidelines we check to get approved are: Personality Introduce yourself, explorers want to be led by a local not just a list of places to visit. Explain why you are the best person to lead this tour. We allow videos and text why not introduce yourself and what makes you uniquely qualified to lead this tour Give an idea of what you get or will see whilst on the tour Recording your own voice makes this easy and can be done by recording audio on mobile or converting your text into mp3 Try: https://www.descript.com/transcription https://www.narakeet.com/create/text-to-speech-voiceovers.html https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/ Value Explorers won't pay for something they can get on Google, they want to see things they didn't know existed If it can be found on google it shouldn't be in your tour they should be unique views and secrets, do you know the owner of one of the cafes on your tour? Could you interview them? Feasibility Can an explorer actually go on your tour? Explorers don't pay for lists they pay for experiences. Would you recommend your tour to a friend or family member if they were to visit? Be realistic don't add stops around your country how would an explorer do that instead focus on one neighbourhood in your area or sight nearby to each other. Explorers need to find value in your tour and won't do that if the stops are too far away or simply impossible to complete in a day. Click here to learn about our requirements

  • How can Councils and Tourism Centres use FreeGuides?

    FreeGuides recognises councils and governments are always trying to promote their amazing cities and sights to travellers and locals. Sometimes this can be hard or daunting especially post covid where you might be under-resourced. You want to provide your visitors with the very best advice, recommendations, route information and trip ideas. FreeGuides is a great digital tool that you can use to ensure your visitors have a stay to remember. Through FreeGuides, councils/gov can curate digital walking tours to allow visitors to explore the local area in an easy, aesthetic and hassle-free manner on their phones. By doing so, a multitude of benefits and opportunities can arise for your area. 6 Reasons FreeGuides is perfect for Councils and governments One platform for all Replace maps and signs Marketing and awareness covered Highlight economic hotspots Virtual tourism centre Easy to use. Can be used by anyone, anytime. Additional revenue Paid Experiences and Pay what you want 1) One platform for all Replace maps and signs Visitors are looking for a curated trip, one specifically made for them. With FreeGuides we allow you to replace our existing print media with a simple to use platform. Simply stick up some posters/flyers and allow us to take care of the rest. Our simple platform can be used to convert existing content including tours and maps into a simple-to-follow journey. Our technology understands each visitor based on their location, demographics and needs. Showing them the tours they will enjoy. Regardless of whether you are looking for an aboriginal tour or a bar crawl of the best whisky bars, FreeGuides curates everyone's recommendations for them. Oberon Council Case Study Oberon’s proximity to the world heritage listed Jenolan Caves and greater Blue Mountains national parks makes it the perfect place to visit; they recognise the importance of supporting the community and showing tribute to the history of the land. Want: Highlight the amazing sights and attractions whilst giving the small business an opportunity to stand out. Need: Collaborate with small businesses to increase economic growth and convert out-of-date maps and flyers into a scalable technology solution. Here are some of the experiences of Oberon Council on our app: Top 10 Things To Do In Oberon Historic Tour of Oberon 4 Day Family Escape Ultimate Guide to Lake Oberon You can also create self-guided tours highlighting cafes, restaurants, and other businesses in your area just as NSW Gov X Tech Central did: Places to Eat and Drink Around Tech Central 2) Marketing and awareness covered Every tourism agency struggles with marketing and raising awareness for the amazing opportunities in their area. FreeGuides is here to help we offer: Personalised support Physical marketing promoting your tours QR codes to be placed strategically to raise awareness Councils/gov profile to highlight all your tours Optional digital ads to drive additional traffic Access to 15,000+ users domestically and globally See below for some marketing material we can provide to you: 3) Highlight economic hotspots The main goal for councils/gov is to increase economic growth in the area, this can only be done by highlighting unique business. FreeGuides makes this easy, within your FreeGuides tour, you can add stops to nearby businesses such as local cafes and boutiques. Doing so provides extra foot traffic to those businesses as you guide your explorers there. This feature can be leveraged to benefit your councils/gov by forming a partnership/strong relationship with these businesses. Together you can arrange deals; for example they could provide your explorers with a discounted coffee. When you create experiences on FreeGuides, we give you the option to include URLs at each tour stop. For example, if one of the stops you include in your tour is getting a drink at your best bar, you could insert a clickable link to pre-order a drink. This creates new opportunities for customers to transact with small businesses in your area. 4) Virtual tourism centre Gone are the days of having to employ and train new tourism centre employees. Instead, you can direct your customers straight to the FreeGuides app, where guests will be equipped with a range of personalized tours digitally! Through FreeGuides, visitors can find and follow various walking tours, see local restaurants, and find recommendations for things to do in the area. These tours may be created by your team/locals or the FreeGuides team. Basically, we remove the hassle of having to coordinate all your visitors' travel plans... SCORE! 5) Easy to use. Can be used by anyone, anytime. Many councils/gov have apps specifically made for them, this is a great solution for the first month. Then it goes downhill as the technology is designed for coders and developers, this means traffic goes down, negative reviews start to pile up and the marketing/curation team have to put in requests to keep the app up to date. Our technology is designed for marketing and volunteer teams to be able to update their tours at any time with no need for a coding degree. Teams can work together and can either make their tours on the mobile app or the web-app see below to show you how. Download our app: App Store / Google Play (Designed for explorers to find tours) Check out our Web-App (Designed for guides to make tours) 6) Additional revenue Paid Experiences and Pay what you want Creating experiences with FreeGuides is also a great additional revenue stream for your councils/gov. We allow for two types of experiences ‘pay-what-you-want” (pwyw) and “Pre-Paid) our pwyw model allows explorers taking your tours to tip you however much they like at the end of the journey. For paid experiences, you set the price, as a council/gov you can encourage your own locals and business to create their own tours too leading to new tours and additional income for them. Want to learn more check out our Government page

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  • Auckland Day-Trip

    Auckland Day-Trip share ${99} Spending a day in Auckland is obligatory when on a New Zealand adventure. Auckland is the largest city in NZ & this experience is bound with adventure ${rating} ${category} ${duration} ${completion} ${rank} ${length} Preview 1 ${stopDescription} ${address} ${99}kms View Full Itinerary Meet Your Guide 4.4 RATING 35 FOLLOWERS Bruce Zhu Australia Hi! My name is Bruce and I love travelling the world. I am based in Northern Beaches of Sydney and I love beaches and burgers!! View My Experiences Included ${inclusionItem} Excluded ${exclusionItem} Ratings Sort : Date No ratings yet Udit Samant 10/11/2022 4 ​ ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} Matt Hannock 7/16/2022 5 Excellent experience. Very detailed. ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} See More Questions No questions yet No ratings yet ${questionerName} ${questionDate} ${upvotes} ${questionContent} ${replyUserName} ${question_AnswerDate} ${question_replyUserAnswer} See More Similar Experiences Super Experience ${x} per person ${99} ${experienceName} ${excerpt} 9.9/5 ${category} Self-Guided Use your phone to explore a new city or your own home town. Anywhere Anytime You’re the boss. Start the experience virtually or at the start location. Initiate at a time that works for you. Created by local experts Each experience is hand made by a real local or organisation who is uniquely knowledgeable.

  • Hanging out in Chatswood

    Hanging out in Chatswood share ${99} Chatswood is an amazing place to hang out with friends. There are tons of food, drink and entertainment options present. I regularly visit Chatswood to grab some food and dessert, a drink and then have fun. Here, I compile the best places for this, so you can construct your ideal day out at Chattie! ${rating} ${category} ${duration} ${completion} ${rank} ${length} Preview 1 ${stopDescription} ${address} ${99}kms View Full Itinerary Meet Your Guide 4.8 RATING 22 FOLLOWERS Mrinaank Sinha Australia Hello! My name is Mrinaank and I am a big fan of anything related to tech, science, random facts, stargazing and food! It’s always a fun day out when I can explore at least one of these interests - the more the better! View My Experiences Included ${inclusionItem} Excluded ${exclusionItem} Ratings Sort : Date No ratings yet Leone Ma 6/11/2022 5 Lovd this experince ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} Leone Ma 6/11/2022 5 Loved this experiencee ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} See More Questions No questions yet No ratings yet Priyanshi S. 2/25/2022 2 upvotes Hi! Could you help me with how can I reach Chatswood from Macquarie? ${replyUserName} ${question_AnswerDate} ${question_replyUserAnswer} See More Similar Experiences Super Experience ${x} per person ${99} ${experienceName} ${excerpt} 9.9/5 ${category} Self-Guided Use your phone to explore a new city or your own home town. Anywhere Anytime You’re the boss. Start the experience virtually or at the start location. Initiate at a time that works for you. Created by local experts Each experience is hand made by a real local or organisation who is uniquely knowledgeable.

  • Enjoy water games in Miami

    Enjoy water games in Miami share ${99} Here are the 5 best places for you to experience water games in Miami. ${rating} ${category} ${duration} ${completion} ${rank} ${length} Preview 1 ${stopDescription} ${address} ${99}kms View Full Itinerary Meet Your Guide 4.5 RATING 92 FOLLOWERS Vân Nguyễn Vietnam Hi, I'm 25 yearsold and I love travel Come see this beautiful world with me View My Experiences Included ${inclusionItem} Excluded ${exclusionItem} Ratings Sort : Date No ratings yet Yone Nie 3/12/2022 5 ​ ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} Grammy Nguyễn 2/28/2022 5 I was looking for a way to enjoy Miami and this is a great guide ${guideName} ${review_AnswerDate} ${review_guideAnswer} See More Questions No questions yet No ratings yet ${questionerName} ${questionDate} ${upvotes} ${questionContent} ${replyUserName} ${question_AnswerDate} ${question_replyUserAnswer} See More Similar Experiences Super Experience ${x} per person ${99} ${experienceName} ${excerpt} 9.9/5 ${category} Self-Guided Use your phone to explore a new city or your own home town. Anywhere Anytime You’re the boss. Start the experience virtually or at the start location. Initiate at a time that works for you. Created by local experts Each experience is hand made by a real local or organisation who is uniquely knowledgeable.

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