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Smartphone app a handy tour guide to Europe

Published on Aug 19, 2012 6:00 AM
Mr Kenneth Goh (left) and his father Kenny, a travel industry veteran, made the Tourizz app. The app offers multi-city itineraries and taps GPS technology to narrate stories at each sight and navigate between cities. -- PHOTO: MIKE LEE FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

The smartphone will soon play tour guide for freewheeling families and friends across Europe.

This is a self-touring concept built by Mr Kenneth Goh, 23, and his father Kenny, 61, once a travel kingpin who founded the Ken-Air leisure group.

To be introduced at the Natas travel fair from Aug 24 to Aug 26, their Tourizz tours use an application tapping GPS technology to narrate stories at each sight, and navigate between cities.

DBS Bank, which presents itself as a mobile-friendly bank, is also introducing the tours to 800,000 card- holders.

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What: Natas travel fair

When: Aug 24 to 26

Where: Singapore Expo Halls 3B, 4 and 5

Time: 10am to 9.30pm

Admission: $4 for adults, free for children under 12