Friday, April 19, 2024

WishTrip integrates game builder into its tourism experience management platform

WishTrip, a tourism experience management platform, has announced the release of a game builder that will allow destinations to design interactive games for guests, easily, and on a budget. WishTrip’s game builder enables site operators to create mobile games for visitors, providing tourists a more engaging experience, particularly the younger mobile-native generation. As sites such as parks, tourist attractions, and zoos begin to reopen their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic, the ability to quickly and cheaply create an in-destination game, gives owners a new way to market their destination to visitors and encourage repeat visits at a time when many destinations have to rely more on local tourism. 

The builder will be offered as part of the WishTrip platform, providing site managers a template to quickly, and easily, build their own in-site interactive gaming experience based on the geography and attractions in their site. Destination owners will be able to choose from a variety of questions and challenges within the builder to create the exact game and experience they want. Plus, the WishTrip game builder has no limit on the number of games that can be created. So games can be created in different languages, with different themes for different levels, and more.

Statistics show that nearly 60% of people don’t go more than one hour without using their smartphone in some way.” WishTrip CEO Bezalel Lenzizky says. “While constant phone use can be frustrating, especially for destinations that want visitors to focus on a site’s natural beauty, the power offered from smartphones provides an unparalleled opportunity to create a positive, educational, and interactive experience for guests.”

On the same platform, WishTrip also offers a Covid-19 safety solution that allows destinations to open without limiting their normal visitor capacity, while also strictly adhering to standard Covid-19 regulations. These solutions include a staff-guest in-app chat to limit staff exposure to guests, tools to monitor guest foot traffic, push notifications to encourage social distancing, and other digital tools to help destinations comply without burdening their current resources. 

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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