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Visit Sitka and Driftscape Partner to Revolutionize Tourism Experience

August 9th, 2023 - Visit Sitka, the premier destination marketing organization in Sitka, is thrilled to announce its groundbreaking partnership with Driftscape, an award-winning digital platform that specializes in digitizing and enhancing tourism experiences. This collaboration aims to transform the way visitors explore Sitka's rich cultural and natural heritage, providing them with an innovative and immersive digital travel companion.


We’re thrilled to bring Sitka to life through an immersive digital platform. Allowing visitors to experience our community through the convenience of their devices has been a wishlist task for years. Not only will this partnership improve our environmental impact through reducing paper map printing, but also to allow our visitors to enjoy Sitka in a modern way without requiring internet service,” says Director of Visit Sitka, Laurie Booyse.


Starting this August 7th, 2023, leveraging Driftscape’s cutting-edge mobile and web app platform, Visit Sitka will be offering its visitors and locals an interactive, user-friendly, and engaging tool to unlock the destination’s hidden gems and unique attractions.


The Driftscape app is renowned for its exceptional ability to provide real-time, location-based information and content from diverse local experts that seamlessly integrates with the visitor's surroundings. Through this partnership, locals and visitors to Sitka can expect a personalized journey, gaining access to a wealth of captivating stories, historical insights, and intriguing facts about the city's landmarks and points of interest like never before.


Driftscape CEO, Dan Pronovost, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are delighted to work with Visit Sitka to showcase their city's vibrant history and natural wonders through our innovative digital exploration app. This collaboration will enlighten tourists with enriching and memorable experiences while supporting local businesses and attractions."


Key features of the Visit Sitka-Driftscape app partnership include:

  • An Immersive Tour Guide: Visitors can explore Sitka at their own pace, thanks to the app's many features, including auto-play self-guided tours. The app uses GPS technology to deliver relevant information and engaging content as visitors move around the city, ensuring a truly immersive experience.

  • Rich Multimedia Content: The Visit Sitka team has enriched their sites and stories, mapped in the app, with rich images, videos, audio guides, and written content, ensuring that visitors receive comprehensive and captivating information about each location they visit.

  • Exclusive Insider Tips: Packed with exclusive tips and recommendations from local experts, this partnership ensures that Sitka visitors uncover hidden gems, unique events, local businesses offering coveted products and services, and off-the-beaten-path adventures during their stay.

  • Offline Access: To cater to travelers' needs, the app will offer offline access to its content, ensuring that visitors can explore Sitka even in areas with limited internet connectivity.

  • And more!


To begin your Sitka adventures, download the Driftscape app - available for download on both iOS and Android devices. This marks a momentous step forward in embracing technology to promote sustainable and authentic tourism in Sitka.


About Visit Sitka:

Visit Sitka, a part of the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, is a private, non-profit marketing organization serving Sitka under a city contract for destination marketing organization (DMO) services. Through our efforts, we work to market and develop Sitka as a destination, focusing on convention sales, tourism, and visitor services.


For more information about Visit Sitka, contact Laurie Booyse at tourism@visitsitka.org or call (907) 747-8677.


About Driftscape:


Driftscape is an award winning digital tourism company whose core product is a local discovery and travel app. With more user engagement features than any other exploration tool in the market, Driftscape has helped organizations such as Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs), Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), Cultural Organizations, Outdoor Attractions, and more, digitize their tourism experiences - empowering them to share their stories in an interactive and engaging fashion to a growing base of active users.

For users, the app is a personal guide that helps them explore their surroundings from the point of view of local experts. The app also helps users discover places of interest, events, and tours from a growing list of content partners.

Available on iOS, Android and the web, Driftscape is an ad-free platform dedicated to making local culture easier to discover. There are currently over 7000 points of interest, events, and tours across Canada and in the United States on the Driftscape app.

For more information contact marketing@driftscape.com.

Note to editors: For more information, news, and perspectives from Driftscape, please visit the Driftscape Newsroom at www.driftscape.com/news or https://www.driftscape.com/media



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