Bangkok, Thailand -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2016 -- KlaiKlai.com proudly announced the official launch of its free map application that helps locals and tourists find what's near them in Thailand. Available in both Thai and English languages, it consists of more than 14.6 million physical addresses, hundreds of categories and 1.2 million point of interests in 77 provinces within the Kingdom of Thailand.
In conjunction with the Thailand government's initiatives on promoting international and domestic tourism, KlaiKlai aims to provide quality mapping services for locals, expats and tourists while they reside or travel in Thailand.
Between January to April 2016, Thailand's international tourism has witnessed a growth of 14.12% over the same period of 2015. In addition, domestic tourism is estimated to increase by 6.5% reaching 146.5 million trips by year-end, said Pornkamol Chatchawanthanapak, Co-Founder of KlaiKlai.
"This steady growth has shown that it is important for the travel and tourism industry to continue developing quality applications that can assist both locals and tourists while they travel in Thailand," she said.
In Dec 2015, its mapping technology's proof of concept – YourSingaporeMap.com was first launched in Singapore and it has since served more than 3 million users over the past 6 months. Singapore's modern infrastructure, open data initiatives and geographical size help to serve as an ideal testing ground to further develop and adapt the technology for Thailand.
Ms Pornkamol said KlaiKlai currently has more than 1.2 million points of interests within 77 provinces of Thailand, including amenities, transportation, shopping, F&B establishments, healthcare, hotels, tourist attractions, financial and emergency services.
Developed with the ability to process natural language queries, KlaiKlai's Smart Location Search Technology combines knowledge graph, conversational search and artificial intelligence to better understand search queries and to deliver relevant location-based results.
Ms Pornkamol said she has plans to release KlaiKlai's dataset API for Thai developers to build useful applications that can help accelerate the tech ecosystem in Thailand. She also has plans to roll out additional language support for Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Japanese users.
KlaiKlai's mobile application can be downloaded for free on both Android and iOS platforms. It is also accessible via web browsers on laptop, desktop computers and mobile devices.
KlaiKlai.com is a location-based map application that helps users find the exact position of any location in Thailand and discover what's near the location. It consists of more than 14.6 million addresses, hundreds of POI categories and more than 1.2 million point of interests across 77 provinces within the Kingdom of Thailand.
Company Location: Bangkok, Thailand