German National Tourist Board launches new Top 100 mobile app

German National Tourist Board launches new Top 100 mobile app

Top 100 is the name of the new app launched by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), which visitors to Germany can use to find out about the country’s top 100 tourist sights. At the beginning of the year, the GNTB conducted a survey among travellers in Destination Germany to find out what they considered to be their personal highlights. Tourist attractions in all 16 federal states are included in the Top 100. Overall, survey respondents selected a wide spectrum of cultural and natural highlights throughout Germany. Top 100 is the GNTB’s first mobile app for Android and iOS devices. It provides specific and extensive information on the particular attractions and enables quick and easy sharing with friends via Facebook. Users can also access up-to-the-minute news on Destination Germany, and they can get money off at various sights thanks to the mobile discount vouchers. “The Top 100 app allows greater interaction with our visitors and raises Germany’s profile as a travel destination around the world”, says Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the GNTB.

New application on all GNTB Facebook pages to accompany app
As an addition to the new mobile app, which is available in German and English, it will be possible to follow the rankings of the tourist sights in real time within a separate application on all GNTB Facebook pages. The sights are ranked in descending order and are continuously updated as people check in to the sights on Facebook Places. Users can also post comments or recommendations, and Facebook makes it quick and easy to share the app content with friends. As well as seeing the rankings change minute by minute, users can also see how other people on Facebook rate the sights. The content generated via the GNTB’s Facebook pages will not only provide input for the new 2013 survey, but also supplement the existing content for a new version of the app.

Links to the website
A new page on Germany’s most popular sights has been launched on the official GNTB website www.germany.travel. The app can be downloaded for free at www.germany.travel/top100, where further information is also provided. Users can also access the new survey here, which will determine the Top 100 for 2013, and which will be repeated on an annual basis. Starting immediately, the newsblog on the GNTB website will feature news on one of the Top 100 sights for the next 100 days.