Walton County taking measured approach to develop tourism app

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Walton County commissioners are taking a measured approach to a Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) effort to get a digital tourism application up and running.

Initial plans call for the app to allow tourists to book beach set-ups (umbrellas and chairs) from vendors, but over the longer term, the app is envisioned as a home for accessing other tourist-related services, including, among other things, weather information, trip planning assistance and live webcams providing views of the area.

Additionally, the app also would include the capacity for issuing “push notifications,” providing immediate information to users with regard to beach safety issues such as dangerous rip currents.

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