Visits to Lisbon, Estoril, Sintra, Oeiras and Mafra have now been made easier thanks to the new YouGo Tourism Guides for mobile phones. With a simple click, these guides will allow visitors, both Portuguese and foreigners to choose their favourite tour and enjoy some of the suggestions from Culture to Cuisine, as well as updated weather information.
With the slogan You Go - You Know, these guides - Insight, feature YouGo Lisboa, YouGo Costa do Estoril, YouGo Mafra, YouGo Oeiras and YouGo Sintra versions, allowing users to "travel" through a certain city or region, using their mobile phones. This service may be purchased at 16 tourism outlets in the Lisbon area, namely Ask Me Lisboa, Estoril, Cascais and Ericeira, as well as Sintra, Mafra and Oeiras. They can also be bought at the site itself - YouGoplanet.com -, and the Lisbon Tourism site - askmelisboa.com -, as well as at hotels, restaurants and other retail outlets.
This product's sale features two options: the first more directed to the foreign tourist market, with a duration of three weeks and a cost of five euros. The second option is aimed at Portuguese and local tourists, costs seven euros and is valid for one year. Once downloaded onto the mobile phone - which can be done during a tourism outing - the subscriber will be able to access detailed information distributed on different channels: What to Visit, What to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, Services and Shopping. Subscribers can this gain immediate access to monuments, museums, local attractions, tours, golf courses, beaches, tourism entertainment and nightlife, as well as other retail centres and a wide variety of useful services. It's worth noting that YouGo Lisboa has been divided into seven areas of greatest interest: Bairro Alto, Alfama, Baixa-Chiado, Belém, Docas-Alcântara, Parque das Nações and Nova Lisboa.