Ptolemy started as a fun side project to help us discover new places and learn about the hidden values of our region. We were tired of aimless searches and found travel guides too selective, maps too general, and blogs too “markety”. Our idea soon developed into a tool, so we decided to make it available to everyone.
Our aim is to reconciliate tourism with exploration and diversity.
We believe in resisting brainless travel by supporting the right people and institutions that have the knowledge to promote their destinations.
We are looking for horizontal and vertical collaborations in the tourism industry and potential investors.
We involve locals with first-hand knowledge as much as possible. This creates job opportunities and promotes local culture and products. Minority communities, social identities and cultures are given exposure and a voice. We aspire to make our content available to diverse users with different needs. Our map treats every place equally, helping multicultural and interfaith understanding.
We make innovative web cartography and open data work for travelers. We create awareness, pushing for urban development to preserve cultural and natural heritage. We create awareness, pushing for urban development to preserve cultural and natural heritage. We bring cultural tourism stakeholders together, combining offers and information. We acknowledge heritage administrators and link to their online presence, encouraging private-public partnerships.
We are still developing our web app and our map, but you can sign up so we let you know when we're ready to take off.
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