Many local businesses are struggling to recover from the economic consequences triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses — from coffee shops to retail stores — that provide neighborhoods the unique charm and distinctive personalities are yet to see financial gains. Most office workers and tourists have not returned to cities, and local residents have remained cautious to resume their normal lives fearing new waves of the virus.
As the economy reopens at different stages around the world, with restaurants and museums starting to accept indoor visitors, destinations can provide a lifeline to their members by promoting their businesses to local residents.
A few of our partners have created audio guides that integrate local businesses to help residents experience their cities anew. As they explore the architecture and historical heritage of their neighborhoods, they are invited to sample a local brew, take in an exhibition at a local gallery, and enjoy a cup of craft coffee at their own pace and time, while social distancing.
Experience a few of these tours for yourself and let us know if we can help you create a guide to support your business members.
Ybor City Audio Guide by Visit Tampa Bay – The audio guide leads visitors along Florida city’s cigar-making history while highlighting the iconic bakeries and historic restaurants in the city’s centre.
Visit Bristol Tour – This tour in England sprinkles historic landmarks with stops in wineries, outdoor markets and pie makers along the way.
Downtown Denver Tour by AARP – The neighborhood walk features the newly reopened Denver Art Museum and Larimer Square, a destination for independent shops and restaurants.
Brewery Tour by Visit Alexandria – The tour in Alexandria, Virginia, only a few minutes outside Washington D.C., guides visitors through the historic sites of beer making with stops in local pubs and famous restaurants along the way.
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