It is estimated that 87% of mobile phones now being manufactured are smart phones, and by next year 85% of all handsets will access the mobile internet. To keep ahead of the game, European Cities Marketing is launching an Android application – a mobile tool enabling tourists to experience 35 European Cities spread over 20 European countries!
Wendy Sieger-Kintzen, Chairperson of the European City Card Group and Manager at Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board says: “This is the great end-product of 35 cities sharing knowledge and working together constructively. In future, other cities will hopefully follow and acknowledge the added value for visitors through this unique cooperation. With the forecasted growth of Android in the forthcoming years, we hope to reach and serve many more visitors”.
CityCards are a great way to see the sights and save money!
A city card offers free or discounted admission to leading cities in combination with public transport, as well as discounts in shops, bars, and restaurants. It is the perfect way to discover a city. New Android and iPhone applications give the visitor a mobile ‘in the palm of your hand’ tool with which to take advantage of everything the card offers.
The applications may be ordered online (by visiting city tourist board web sites) or obtained direct from city tourist offices. They are also available for free at the iPhone store and the Android Market and at the website www.europeancitycards.com.
35 Cities in One
The cities you can discover with the Android application and which offer a city card are: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bruges, Brussels, Copenhagen, Cordoba, Dijon, Dubrovnik, Dublin, Gijon, Goteborg, Innsbruck, Krakow, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Nice, Nurnberg, Olomouc, Oslo, Prague, Reykjavik, San Sebastian, Split, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tarragona, Turku, Turin, Valencia, Vicenza, Zagreb, Zaragoza, Geneva and Ljubljana two new members for this project.