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Local Explorers Blazes Trail into Show-Me State with Missouri Spirits Expedition App

2024-05-09T21:11:13+00:00May 9th, 2024|Press Releases|

Local Explorers, a leading creator of mobile loyalty apps for the hospitality and tourism industry, has expanded its reach once again through its partnership with the Missouri Craft Spirits Guild to build the guild’s Missouri Spirits Expedition app. The app, a digital upgrade to the paper maps originally used for the guild’s popular Missouri Spirits Expedition trail, lets users find and learn about the guild’s 41 distilleries, map their own personal tours of distilleries of their [...]

Local Explorers & G0 Laurel Highlands Launch Mobile Passport App for Local Attractions, Craft Beverages and More

2024-05-09T21:06:54+00:00May 9th, 2024|Press Releases|

Local Explorers, the leading maker of mobile loyalty apps for the tourism and hospitality industry, has teamed with GO Laurel Highlands to launch a mobile passport app as part of the kickoff of GO Laurel Highlands’ latest iteration of its popular Pour Tour, a self-guided tour of 62 of the region’s craft breweries, wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries. Participants in the Pour Tour can earn points towards prizes by taking pictures of their purchases at participating [...]

Rhode Island Brewers Guild Partners with Local Explorers to Reboot Popular Brewery Passport App

2024-05-09T21:03:25+00:00May 9th, 2024|Press Releases|

Local Explorers, a leading developer of mobile loyalty apps for the tourism and hospitality industry, has partnered once again with the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, this time for a refresh of its popular Rhode Island Brewery Passport App. The updated app offers additional features to encourage exploration, such as double points for brewery visits during the guild’s annual Rhode Island Craft Beer Week, as well as new incentives to reward regular visitors to the state’s breweries.The [...]

Ocala Marion Travel Guide App by Local Explorers Helps Drive Half-Million-Dollar Increase in County’s Tourism Tax Revenue

2023-11-26T01:25:47+00:00November 21st, 2023|Press Releases|

OCALA, FLA—Marion County, Florida, long known for its outdoors recreation opportunities as well as for being a global center for thoroughbred breeding and racing, has seen its proactive efforts to increase tourism pay off, bringing in a record $5.3 million in tourism tax revenue in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau credits this growth to its recent initiatives, including the launch of the free OcalaMarion Travel Guide App, built [...]

Nationwide Search Lands Daruma Tech Deal With Marion County, Florida, to Create Trip-Planning App

2023-06-14T13:33:16+00:00June 13th, 2023|Press Releases|

Daruma Tech’s exceptional track record as a developer of high-impact, highly customized mobile loyalty apps stood out to Marion County decisionmakers. “The opportunity to create something genuine and authentic for the county has been important, and the process has been going great,” said Loretta Shaffer, director of tourism development for Marion County. BOCA RATON, FLORIDA—Software developer Daruma Tech, creator of award-winning mobile loyalty apps for the hospitality and tourism industries, is creating its most ambitious [...]

Daruma Tech Partners with Brewers Guild of Alaska to Build Mobile Passport App Celebrating Alaskan Brews

2023-05-31T21:37:15+00:00May 10th, 2023|Press Releases|

Following a string of new contracts for mobile loyalty apps for the craft beverage industry, Boca Raton, Florida-based software designer Daruma Tech has signed on to build an app for the Brewers Guild of Alaska. With the app, Alaska’s craft beer aficionados will be able to find breweries near them, see what’s on tap, and even plan and map their own personalized tours of selected breweries. In addition, they will be able to earn points towards [...]

Rhode Island Brewers Guild Passport App Drives Engagement During Rhode Island Craft Beer Week

2023-04-27T16:25:59+00:00April 18th, 2023|Press Releases|

Rhode Island Craft Beer Week, a festive statewide celebration of local breweries and beer organized by the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, proved to be a smashing success, drawing thousands of curious craft beer lovers to special promotions, tastings, contests, concerts, and more at the guild’s 36 member breweries as well as at participating restaurants, bars, and liquor stores. Contributing to the high levels of excitement and public engagement in Craft Beer Week—and enabling the [...]

Connecticut Farm Wineries Passport App Launches, Bringing New Traffic And Visibility To State’s Wineries

2023-04-27T16:26:20+00:00July 29th, 2022|Press Releases|

HARTFORD, CONN.—Connecticut’s popular passport program for the state’s farm wineries has gotten a digital upgrade with the May launch of the Connecticut Farm Wineries Passport app. The mobile app, built by Boca Raton, Florida-based software developer Daruma Tech and sponsored by Connecticut Farm Wineries and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, allows users to see the current offerings at the 35 participating wineries, map out trips to the wineries of their choice, and earn points [...]

Mobile Loyalty Passport Apps Keep Craft Beverage Makers Thriving Through COVID and Beyond

2023-04-27T16:26:37+00:00June 14th, 2022|Press Releases|

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA—When the COVID pandemic forced craft wineries, distilleries, and breweries to close their tasting rooms, craft beverage guilds and associations across the country turned to Daruma Tech’s award-winning mobile passport apps as a creative way to promote takeout sales and keep member businesses afloat. And thanks to the apps’ ability to keep local craft beverage makers and their customers connected, organizations using the apps have not only survived, but are thriving. The [...]

Capturing Business from Out-of-Town Visitors, As Well As Supportive Locals, Is A Mission For The Colorado Distillers Guild

2023-04-27T16:26:52+00:00May 24th, 2022|Press Releases|

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA—Software developer Daruma Tech, creator of award-winning mobile passport apps for artisanal food and beverage lovers, is moving into the distilled spirit space with a new app commissioned by the Colorado Distillers Guild.  With the app, a digitized upgrade of the guild’s paper Colorado Spirits Trail map, craft spirit aficionados will be able to find the distillery and tasting room closest to them; learn about the state’s distilleries, their offerings, and hours [...]

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