A new app has been launched to offer global travellers a comprehensive destination guide (which doubles up as a booking platform for everyday travel essentials) to the world’s most visited cities.
CityButler has been rolled out by ButlerTech, a global travel tech specialist, and is set to cover 100 different cities across the UK, Europe, Asia and the US by the end of its first year.
It features useful handpicked recommendations for the likes of hotels, restaurants, spas, tour operators, shops, attractions, events, hairdressers and healthcare centres.
Users can also view ratings and reviews of business services and can order or book products or services, such as local SIM cards or transport, they might need during their stay.
It’s currently available for London, Manchester, Bangkok, Melbourne, Pattaya, Phuket, Singapore and Sydney.
Soon to be added are Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Milan, Rome and Chiang Mai.
ButlerTech Group founder and CEO Mike Mazza said: “Every business, attraction, tour operator, retailer or service provider that features on the CityButler app has been handpicked by our local experts to ensure each traveller can plan and enjoy the best possible city experience.
“Should any user need help or additional advice during their city stay, there is also a support chat section to message one of our assistants. Travellers can now rely on one single app for everything they might need during their city visit.”
Utilising geo-location, the CityButler app enables users to locate nearby businesses. Users can also tailor the app to their interests by selecting a calendar of relevant events or by browsing the top picks in the city, such as best restaurants or night spots, to bookmark interests and create a ‘Favourites’ list.
After its launch, developers say CityButler will be enhanced to offer additional services including online bill payments, insurance purchases and daily deals for consumers.
It’s currently free to download in the App Store and is available to use on desktop via www.citybutler.co. The Android and tablet versions are set for release by the end of 2016.