From Christos Lambrakis
How would the idea look like when you visit a tourist place, a mobile app to take on live and interactive to guide you through all you need to know about your stay? The solution is to give LOCALBUDDY, a new, ambitious application for smart mobile phones, which was implemented by a team of five young scientists in the context of Eurobank's ENTER GROW GO program.
LOCALBUDDY's goal is to be the channel where high-quality services will be offered on the basis of qualitative features and characteristics, through the integrated application experience. "The user avoids inconvenience and hence loss of time and money caused by misinformation.
Using the Local Buddy, the traveler feels he has his own "advisor" for all kind of guidance and service in the minimum time possible through the live chat, "says Panagis Kapatsoris, a member of the group, from Kefalonia with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration.
The application also gives travelers the ability to personalize and communicate via live chat with dedicated program partners for service calming in the minimum possible time through the live chat, "says Panagis Kapatsoris, member of the group, from Kefalonia with a Master's degree in Business Administration.
The application gives travelers the ability to personalize and communicate via live chat with dedicated program partners for transportation, browsing, rental, entertainment and care services.
"The innovation we offer is the lively interaction between our partner and the traveler, creating a market place and the opportunity to sell services that travelers buy during their stay"says the LOCALBUDDY team. The application, apart from the creators, is staffed by local buddies, who are selected with strict criteria, including the excellent knowledge of the city.
By using intelligence techniques, partners are able to significantly reduce service time as the system filters and suggests to the partner the best possible choice based on the needs and preferences of the user-traveler.
Service agreements According to the creators, they have already established win-win partnerships with transportation, touring, experience, rental companies as well as restaurant owners, bars and clubs. In the field of residence, the choice of AIRBNB platform customers is a market entry strategy with the future goal of expanding to hotel units as well.
The Benefit for Accommodation Owners LOCALBUDDY's membership in the LOCALBUDDY team is a very important added value for accommodation owners that upgrades the visitor's experience as it can help improve visitor ratings, agent for selecting a business. Target customers - Revenue for group According to the creators, "The target customers are those who bypass travel agencies and close activities and services over the Internet.
This is the key feature of people who choose short term rentals, which has led us to choose AIRBNB's as an entry strategy, "they note.