Kiosks may replace tourist brochures from SC to NY

By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - In a world of computers, smartphones and tablets, a new interactive visitor kiosk developed in South Carolina and now deployed in New York City may make racks of tourist brochures a thing of the past.

City Corridor is a technology company based in North Charleston. It has developed the kiosk, which includes a large touch screen where visitors can see ads for local attractions, make reservations, and touch and print out everything from maps to menus. The kiosk also includes a bank card reader so visitors can purchase tickets to tourist attractions.

In addition to serving visitors, the kiosks also have benefits for businesses. Advertisers can get feedback on how many people click their ads or print their coupons. Businesses also can quickly alter the content of their ads.

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