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Free iPhone app promotes Dorset tourism
3:30pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Local News
VISITORS to Dorset are now able to take advantage of a new tourism iPhone app.
Visit Dorset has launched the free app, which offers tips on things going on and places to visit in the county.
The app, which is designed to be used by local residents as well as tourists, also features geo-locating technology and mapping so people can get directions from their current location to attractions, accommodation, restaurants and shops.
The Visit Dorset iPhone app has been led by the tourism team at West Dorset District Council on behalf of all the rural Dorset local authorities together with the Dorset County Council.
West Dorset District Council’s leisure and tourism manager Nick Thornley said: ‘This new app will provide an invaluable source of information for residents and visitors to Dorset.
“They will be able to search accommodation, events and attractions, find essential information and even get suggested itineraries.
“We believe it is vital for us to invest in this new technology for local businesses to ensure that the county maintains a competitive edge as a holiday destination and businesses can capitalise on people’s increasing reliance on mobile technology.”
For more information go to www.visit-dorset.com