Jauntful is a service that enables friends to create their own personalized, printed and digital travel guides for guests visiting their town.
While travel review sites and Lonely Planet guides can give holidaymakers some sense of their destination, truly personal recommendations can’t be beaten. We’ve already seen For You The Traveller — the print brochure that includes real residents’ phone numbers — help guide tourists around a new city, and now Jauntful is a service that enables friends to create their own personalized, printed and digital travel guides for guests visiting their town.
Tourists who have a contact in the city they’re visiting almost always benefit from their unique knowledge and experience. With this in mind, Jauntful enables users to easily and quickly curate their own guides for their friends simply by selecting their favorite locations and venues on a map of the city. Creators can add their own recommendations for each place of interest and Jauntful then produces a professional-looking pocket-sized pamphlet ready to send to friends for their trip, including a useful map and all of the personal liner notes. Tourists can either use the print version or download an interactive version to their smartphones. Using the digital option, city residents then get notified when visitors check off the locations they recommended.
Currently in early preview, the service mixes online and offline tech to make truly unique travel guides that help guests make the most of a new city. Are there other ways to personalize the tourist experience?