Storius helps with the global tourism industry recovery during the post covid-19 period and the culture preservation in the future. Storius will offer the first free app providing travellers with local insights via short audio clips that are location-based and crowd-sourced. In other words, leveraging digital technologies, Storius will render contactless audio guide services to make users benefit from better travelling experiences. And the crux of the intended impacts is letting our users explore like a local.
According to the report published by the UN WTO, the growth of young travelers is expected to reach 370 millions by 2020 before COVID-19. We expect to have 2,500 active users and 10,000 app users in the coming 2 years. Besides active learners, we also have local residents who receive the benefits of a stimulated economy.
Culturally, our app supports The UN SDG 8.9 that promotes local culture and products. The audio stories recognize the importance of cultural activities, infrastructures and stakeholders in order to contribute to a better quality of life to travelers, with a clear impact in terms of tourism attractiveness. Moreover, Storius helps both children and adults understand the importance of traditional buildings, intangible heritage and other cultural dimensions. We aim to influence tourism through our app and to promote interaction with travelers and local residents.