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The audioguide for mobile "Discover Totana" provides the main monuments local attractions (05/02/2015)

Students of the program "Local Tourist Promotion and Visitor Information," which aims to train future professionals in the tourist town of Totana guides, have made an audioguide for mobile called "Discover Totana," an application that aims to become a useful tool for visitors and tourists.

The mayor and head of Tourism, Isabel María Sánchez, the councilor of Training and Employment, Maria Jose Baeza, and instructor and head of the initiative, Rosa María Hernández, presented today at the CLD this information initiative on the main tourist and monumental interest of the town.

In the last four months, students have developed relationships with content Tourism;

from the field of history, promoting a tourist destination, marketing techniques, the importance of tourist information services, planning of resources, types of tourism products and resources, in this case, city Totana and its environment.

Among the activities promoted by the students at the first lecture phase of the program, explained his instructor, have undertaken several actions through which they wanted to implement the contents.

To do this, they have made active use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and expertise to work the course contents from the classroom out Blogs;

while they have made tours.

Among the most innovative projects include the aforementioned mobile audio guide, an initiative by the students themselves who becomes a "virtual guide" that arose from the need to address the needs of potential tourists and visitors at any time of year and time of day.

The ten main monuments of Totana are collected, with an average duration of about two minutes on each, with images that illustrate each and rigorous and compelling content;

and may be useful for users who request information through the Tourist Office of the town.

The audio guide, available in "Google Play" you can download for free for mobile devices "Android" and proposes a monumental tour of the main tourist attractions of the historic center of Totana, such as City Hall, Tower of the Church Santiago The Source Juan de Uzeta, the House of Contributions, Constitution Square, the oven Moorish, Balsa Vieja Square, the Church of Santiago and Chapels.

In addition, the instructor explained the procedure of labor employed in the educational process of making this tool and thanked the City Council and the municipal officers, in this case the Computer Department for their collaboration and commitment to believe in this project.

Municipal officials thanked and congratulated the instructor and students for their excellent work and encouraged them to continue along this line because tourism should become a mainstay in the fields of employment and into the productive sectors of the future in the municipality, projects with great potential as argárico site of "La Bastida" or the regional park of Sierra Espuña.

In the training program 12 students and two instructors involved;

and allows obtaining a professional certificate, a document proving a worker in a vocational qualification and are issued by the State Employment Public Service (SEPS) or, where appropriate, by the autonomous communities.

The course, which began in early October and runs until the end of next March, a total of 690 hours, of which 120 hours will not work internships that students carried out in companies in the tourism sector.

It consists of four modules Tourist Information (180 hours), local tourism products and services (180 hours), Management units and tourist information distribution (120 hours), professional English for tourism (90 hours) and no professional practices Module labor (120 hours).

Students in this certificate learn to promote and market local tourist destinations, tourist information services managing and participating in the creation, marketing and management of tourism products and services of the local environment, using, if necessary, the English language.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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