Guidebox – Sightseeing on a whole new level

2018. 09. 19.

Liftoff! Guidebox is to launch their services on vehicles of their two new strategic partners.

Incubated among the firsts, GuideBox is a touristic service with which the cities of the World can be discovered in a much different way than we got used to it. The system is developed for Hop-on Hop-off vehicles and aims to personalize the travelers’ sightseeing experience in a more interactive way.

’By the help of the service, that passengers can access through their smartphones, users can listen to stories of sights along the route based on their personal interests’, says Martin Rétai, CEO for Guidebox. ’In addition, they can follow their current location on a real time interactive map, see which sights are being talked about and get informed about other attractions and leisure activities nearby the bus stops, for which they can even purchase tickets’

Recently we managed to enter into strategic partnership with two companies and started to work on launching the GuideBox Service on their vehicles.

As a result of contracting our first American partner, Urban Outings Seattle LLC., the GuideBox system is already operational on the company’s buses in Seattle. By purchasing their Hop-on Hop-of tickets, passengers become eligible to use the service for free, that can be accessed by following the instructions of the seat stickers placed on the buses. Based on the user feedbacks passengers are satisfied with the service which is also proven by our recent statistics, showing a 10% conversion rate, despite the fact that the promotion of the service hasn’t been launched completely. Thanks to this great interest in the service negotiations to deploy the system on CitySightseeing buses in other cities has already started.

In accordance with Debrecen’s Smart City Concept we entered into strategic parntnership with DKV – Debreceni Közlekedési Zrt. to develop the city’s firts sightseeing tram tour on Line 1. The work has already been started and once ready, the service will be available for passangers of tram Line 1 for free, since each vehicle has public WiFi. Users will be able to access GuideBox through their mobile browsers without the need of downloading any applications. Our goal is to help those people discover the city as well who wouldn’t really like to do it by foot. According to our plans the pilot will be launched in the first quarter of 2019 and, in case it proves to be successful the cooperation may be prolonged for a long term.