Eventzee is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Hyatt Vacation Club to bring you a brand-new mobile app called Around The Town, available for both iOS and Android devices. It’s not your typical vacation app—it’s a scavenger hunt extravaganza powered by Eventzee technology.
Eventzee’s collaboration on the Around The Town app is more than just enhancing the traditional vacation experience— it’s about transforming it. Through the power of technology and adventure, guests are invited to take part in an entertaining and informative scavenger hunt that unveils hidden gems, historical sites, and cultural treasures at each unique destination. This app is like your personal tour guide, making your vacation way more interactive and memorable.
Eventzee’s white label technology serves as the foundation of the fully customized Around The Town scavenger hunt app. Participants can navigate their way through a series of captivating challenges with their mobile phones, and explore their surroundings in a fun and interactive way.
Grab your phone, tackle some fun challenges, and discover your surroundings in a whole new way. Each Vacation Club property includes a new set of challenges to uncover – featuring a variety of Eventzee’s challenges types, including photo, video, quiz, GPS, QR code challenges, and more.
And the best part? You’re not just ticking off items on a scavenger hunt list. You’re making memories. Whether it’s finding a cute local café, stumbling upon an epic viewpoint, or teaming up with other travelers for challenges, this collaboration is all about creating moments that stick with you long after your vacation is over.
The collaboration between Eventzee and Hyatt Vacation Club reflects a growing trend in the hospitality industry—integrating technology seamlessly into the guest experience. By merging the excitement of a scavenger hunt with the comfort of luxury accommodations, both companies are setting a new standard for how guests can immerse themselves in a destination while still enjoying all the comforts of vacation.
As we look forward to the holiday season, our team at Eventzee wants to take this time to support and raise awareness for independent shop owners across the country on Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). This nationwide movement to help small businesses is a great marketing initiative, and Eventzee can help you take engagement even further with personalized scavenger hunts. To get you started, here are a few ideas for using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app this November and beyond!
The few days after a big Thanksgiving meal are perfect for encouraging people to come and walk around your local downtown area. Team up with other local businesses to create a virtual passport using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app and offer prizes to participants who get out and visit multiple businesses in your city.
Eventzee client Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) of Los Angeles, California, used the Eventzee scavenger hunt app last year to encourage residents and visitors to explore local businesses and landmarks of Downtown LA. Dialing up the fun and encouraging patronage of the area’s small businesses in recognition of Small Business Saturday was a hit with locals and visitors alike.
The scavenger hunt could be completed within a few hours, and tasked players to use the Eventzee app to complete tasks and challenges throughout the city. Participants stopped by landmarks and businesses including iconic sites such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad and Grand Central Market and small businesses in the Jewelry District, The Bloc and FIG@7th.
Take a cue from our friends in Downtown LA and bring Eventzee to your area this Fall! Combine the immersive scavenger hunt experience with local discounts for even more engagement!
Discounts and Deals
Bring out the masses by offering deals, coupons, and discounts for those who choose to participate in your Small Business Saturday event! It’s likely that the small businesses will already be offering their own discounts during the busiest shopping season of the year, but additional offers will encourage people to join the event and visit more shops and businesses.
Using a virtual passport system with Eventzee, players can earn discount codes as badges for completing various challenges. This will encourage more engagement with a variety of businesses and award players for their dedication.
Keep them Coming Back
Many Eventzee clients offer players a small prize after the event concludes, like a gift card to be spent within the city at participating locations. This can include local shops, restaurants, or attractions. A monetary prize encourages participants to be excited about the prospect of returning to the town at a later date.
This past October, Downtown Jacksonville, FL, used Eventzee for their Halloweek event, which encouraged all attendees to scan at least 10 QR codes into the Eventzee app, and then rewarded all who completed the event a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card.
Offering prizes not only encourages participation, but also drives home repeat business and small business camaraderie between shop owners.
Make it an Event!
While Small Business Saturday is usually just one day, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it into a bigger celebration. After Thanksgiving, people look forward to tree lightings, holiday lights exploring, holiday shopping, and more. Expand your Small Business Saturday into December and use the Eventzee scavenger hunt app to inform people of upcoming events.
Regardless of what your Small Business Saturday event looks like, Eventzee is here to support you in making it the best event yet! For more information and to get in touch, contact Craig Holland, email@example.com.