Businesses in a variety of industries know that our illustrated maps are a unique way to connect with their customers. Our print and interactive products and services are now in use in such industries as travel and hospitality, destination marketing, meeting planning, health care, education, local government and business organizations, real estate, and more. We have discovered as many uses for our maps as there are businesses seeking to connect with customers.
Travel Graphics International has always been run by travel aficionados. The company was started, in fact, to create a map that did not exist at the time — a tourist map that focuses exclusively on the information visitors need to get oriented and find their way around.
The result was TGI’s core product — a unique, three-dimensional illustrated map. Since its first creation in the mid-1970s, TGI’s illustrated map has been refined, but the core product remains the same — and as relevant — as it was 40 years ago.
Our new virtual concierge product is a natural outgrowth of our continuing efforts to keep our map products relevant to the changing needs of travelers. The job of a concierge is to help guests by recommending and arranging activities during a visit. A virtual concierge app accomplishes the same goal, in the palm of the guest’s hand. TGI’s virtual concierge app was built with knowledge gained over 40 years of serving the travel and hospitality industry.
Fully customized maps are affordable because TGI has worked diligently to develop pricing models that put these effective marketing pieces into the hands of everyone who wants to use them. For hotels, we can highlight hotel locations and travel routes. For meetings, we can highlight convention and hotel locations, along with meeting schedules and other pertinent information. When it comes to customized maps, the possibilities are endless.
In addition to our virtual concierge product, TGI has a sophisticated online mapping program. Unlike the major players in the online mapping space, TGI’s online maps are easy and inexpensive for users (hotels, CVBs, event centers, meeting planners, etc.) to customize. Moreover, unlike the best-known online mapping services, our maps can be monetized to create additional revenue streams for businesses that use them.