My hope is that TravelMapper will help people maintain their love of travel and motivate them to keep experiencing the things that only travel can teach us.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
International tourism arrivals will pass the 1 billion mark next year, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Organization, and by 2030 five million people will be crossing international borders for leisure, business or other purposes every day. Now, a new mobile application makes it possible for frequent travelers to track their global expeditions on their iPhone or iPad and share a snapshot of their travel map with other travel enthusiasts.
TravelMapper™ is the brainchild of Tracie Hunnicutt, a speech therapist who caught the travel bug at age 18, when she took a trip to Europe to play basketball. Since then, the 39-year-old has traveled to more than 25 countries, including Egypt, Peru, Kenya, South Africa, China, and the Republic of Palau. She has also gone on several mission trips to help orphanages and underprivileged children in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom.
“Like every traveler, I had a map on the wall full of pins indicating where I had been and where I planned to go,” says Tracie. “The problem was that I couldn’t take my map with me or easily show it to my friends and family.”
Her desire to share a visual account of her journeys led to the idea of TravelMapper, which was developed by the Dallas-based agency GlobalWebHQ. Through the mobile application, users can mark past trips, upcoming junkets and dream getaways on an interactive world map. The countries and U.S. states change color as users add them to the list of past and future destinations, and users can share a snapshot of their color-coded map with others via email.
Users can also add notes about past and future travels and give previous trips a 1-5 star rating. Notes are accessed and edited in the user’s Passport, which acts as a virtual travel journal.
“Mark Twain said it best when he said, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,’” says Tracie. She adds, “My hope is that TravelMapper will help people maintain their love of travel and motivate them to keep experiencing the things that only travel can teach us.”
The TravelMapper mobile app for the iPhone and iPad is available in the Apple iTunes store for $1.99. For more information, visit http://www.gwhqproductions.com/travelmapper.
GlobalWebHQ is a privately owned interactive media and video production company based in the Dallas Metroplex. The company specializes in Website design, print and online marketing, broadcast-quality HD video production, and mobile app development. Learn more at http://www.globalwebhq.com.