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Responsible Tourism And A Global Media Library: Leap Local

Leap Local is a responsible tourism business, enabling travel with local guides and services, mainly in developing countries. Through an extensive network of vetted guides, Leap Local coordinates a travel network for ethical travellers that covers some of the most sought-after and beautiful locations in the world. As Leap say, "Travelling is fun and enriching, but did you ever think about how your tourism affects the communities you visit?".

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Leap Local is a responsible tourism business, enabling travel with local guides and services, mainly in developing countries. Through an extensive network of vetted guides, Leap Local coordinates a travel network for ethical travellers that covers some of the most sought-after and beautiful locations in the world. As Leap say, "Travelling is fun and enriching, but did you ever think about how your tourism affects the communities you visit?".

As a travel business, Leap Local needs to have spectacular images as part of its brand. Leap Local sought a way to organise their images amongst a team working in very remote locations.

Third Light IMS provides a central solution with tools for efficiently browsing and searching content, and a fast web-based interface that can easily be used to download files when they are needed, or publish them directly as permanent URL links. Instead of transferring large digital files over slow internet connections, IMS offers a streamlined library that can be used anywhere, and only transfers high quality source files when they are really needed.

Founder, Nicky Dee, explains how Third Light helped Leap Local to deploy a global media library:

The problem we had was that we could never find the right photos when we needed them - even though these photos were pouring in from our network of guides. New team members were always trying to find great pictures of the right locations, but had little success as there was no definitive source of these kind of files.

Our problems were solved as soon we launched the Intelligent Media Server. Third Light helped Leap address the problem of managing our images by centralising them in a secure, shared media library that all of our team could reach, no matter where in the world they were accessing the system.

The superb search and mapping tools in Third Light IMS are perfect for finding the right files and locations, and even on connections with limited bandwidth in Peru we have been able to transform our digital marketing with Third Light.

Third Light's team have been a great source of advice and support to Leap Local, including offering us surplus equipment to really go the extra mile. Not only is Third Light IMS a great product, the company's support and attention to us as a client has been second to none.

Nicky Dee, Founder, Leap Local

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Read more about Leap Local on their homepage at www.leaplocal.org.


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