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Sygic Embraces Discovery By Unveiling New Travel App

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | May 06, 2016

Sygic Embraces Discovery By Unveiling New Travel App

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A company that has led the charge in smartphone navigation is now showing countless people around the globe the value of adventure. Sygic has just recently launched Sygic Travel.

There is now one more way to virtually tour the globe and contemplate the myriad opportunities that await those with the travel bug.

The app is currently free and available on iOS and Android, while a desktop version will also have you scouring the globe for inspiration.

Via Sygic, the hope is to capture traveler’s attention and maintain it throughout their entire journey.

You can browse various destinations, plan an itinerary and keep that itinerary with you offline.

From there, you can check transportation options in the area, take a look at day trip options and thumb through various hotel accommodations.

The following video will give you an immediate glimpse into what Sygic has put together as they kick open the door and enter the world of travel.

So if you are scoring at home, Sygic Travel will also soon incorporate various virtual reality experiences. You won’t simply pore over pictures and captions but get a truly immersive view of the area.

Sygic’s Daniela Zelinova was kind enough to explain the moment the company decided to turn its attention to this particular industry: “A few months ago we did a survey and 98 percent of our customers mentioned that Sygic is one of their preferred apps for traveling. Though we were excited by the news, we realized that our app was one of many that our customers needed for a successful travel experience. We therefore decided to expand to the travel market, with the goal being to create a mobile travel platform that offers all the necessary features in one complex app.”

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While the apps remain free, there is a premium option in-app available for $18.99. It allows for unlimited offline apps as well as content from Fodor’s.

Zelinova also reminds that Sygic has been around since 2004, and remains the first company to bring navigation to the iPhone.

While popular around Europe, Sygic’s recent pivot encompasses a universal intrigue to see and share the world.

The GPS version of the app is being used by 130 million people, according to Sygic. It’s that kind of exposure that should make Sygic Travel a budding star in the industry.

As noted, it will utilize partnerships with the likes of and Yelp, furthering consumers’ ability to book and explore.

Sygic’s founder and CEO Michal Stencl explained the importance of the news: “Before our GPS apps kept us connected with travelers on the road, now we are extending this to help our customers from the very inception to the last moment of their vacations.”

There is a new player in town, and it has all the tools to make it successful.


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