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Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau has redesigned a mobile application officials believe will help visitors as they navigate the city.
In partnership with Discover Anywhere Mobile, the tourism board has launched an Elizabethtown app that is now available for free download for Apple, Android and other mobile devices, said Executive Director Sherry Murphyon Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s voting meeting.
The app gives users access to local attractions and landmarks by allowing visitors to map their location and receive turn-by-turn directions. Users also can customize visits through a feature called “My Trip,” according to tourism officials.
The app is broken down into numerous categories: “Where to Eat,” “Where to Stay,” “What to Do,” “What’s Nearby,” “Festivals and Events,’ “Social Media,” “Elizabethtown Sports Park” and the aforementioned “My Trip” option.
The app can tap into tourism’s Facebook and Twitter updates and gives users an option to search for restaurant telephone numbers, and dates and times of events. Those who download the app also can post individual exchanges about their stops on social media networks.
Murphy said the app will help first-time visitors to the city find a range of attractions — from wooded hiking trails to Civil War sites — while keeping them informed of the latest information on performances or events.
The sports park feature also helps athletes and their families find the park while offering updates on events at the facility.
“Sports participants and their families are extremely tech-savvy,” said Janna Clark, sports and sales director for ETCB, in a statement. “This new app will make it easy for them to get around, stay informed and upgrade their social media feeds.”
The app is available on the Apple app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elizabethtown-kentucky/id618088861?mt8.
“It’s a nice tool for our visitors and residents,” Murphy said.
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