Choose the right plan for your tours

Offer audio tours for free or sell them and earn royalties. Keep them exclusive or distribute them widely. You’ll get hands-on support from an experienced editor at no extra cost.

VoiceMap Plans
Billing:
Monthly Annual
Basic
Monthly Annual
$0
$0
Get Going
Sell tours through VoiceMap's apps and website with no upfront fees, but plenty of support from our editors
Start Now
Paid, Voucher
distribution
10 download credits
per published tour
$2
per download credit
50%
royalties
Includes:
  • MapMaker CMS
  • Script and audio editing
  • Publisher documentation
  • Live sales and royalty reports
Growth
Monthly Annual
$150
$15
Grow Your Audience
List with resellers, get help with SEO and buy download credits for your own distribution channels at $0.89 instead of $2
Start Now Start Now
Paid, Voucher, Private
distribution
10 download credits
per published tour
$0.89
per download credit
50%
royalties
All the fundamentals of Basic, plus:
  • Buy download credits for $0.89
  • Sound design: music
  • SEO and keyword research
  • Reseller network listings
Priority
Monthly Annual
$290
$29
Produce Better Tours
Get priority script and audio editing plus hands-on help with map setup, voiceover coaching, sound design and marketing
Start Now Start Now
Paid, Voucher, Private
distribution
10 download credits
per published tour
$0.89
per download credit
50%
royalties
All the value of Growth, plus:
  • Map setup
  • Priority editing and map review
  • Sound design: FX
  • Featured social media posts
Pro
Monthly Annual
$620
$62
Focus On Reach
Make your exceptional tours free and get our full suite of marketing services from your own account manager
Start Now Start Now
Free, Paid, Voucher, Private
distribution
1,000 download credits
per year
100 download credits
per month
$0.62
per download credit
50%
royalties
All the benefits of Priority plus:
  • Publish free tours
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Work on 3 tours at once
  • Quarterly custom reports
Premium
Monthly Annual
$1570
$157
Scale Up Productivity
Work at institutional scale with 5 review slots, monthly reports, 65% royalties and download credits for $0.31
Start Now Start Now
Free, Paid, Voucher, Private
distribution
5,000 download credits
per year
500 download credits
per month
$0.31
per download credit
65%
royalties
All the best of Pro, plus:
  • Buy download credits for $0.31
  • 15% more royalties
  • Work on 5 tours at once
  • Monthly custom reports
OTHER SERVICES
Let us script your tour
Work with our team of experts and get tours made to your specifications along with distribution options tailored to your channels
  • Route concept and itinerary
  • Script writing to brief
  • Photography and stock image sourcing
  • Voiceover recording
  • Tour translation
  • API integration
You’re in good company
VoiceMap is a partner from map to mic to market with publishers in over 300 destinations around the world

COMPLETE LIST

Audio tour production and distribution to fit any project

A side-by-side comparison of every plan. Not sure what you need, or looking for something that isn’t listed here? Let us know.
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Basic
Growth
Priority
Pro
Premium
Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now Start Now
Plan Details
Annual cost
$0
$150
$290
$620
$1,570
In-app and web sales
Free tour downloads
Voucher code downloads
Annual download credits
0
0
0
1000
5000
Additional cost per download credit
$2
$0.89
$0.89
$0.62
$0.31
Royalties on every tour sale
50%
50%
50%
50%
65%
Maximum tours in review queue
1
1
1
3
5
Maximum audio time per tour
2 hours
2 hours
3 hours
3 hours
5 hours
Estimated monthly sales to break even
Select tour price:
0
3
6
12
26
Support
Email support
Publisher forums
Dedicated account manager
Production Services
Detailed publishing documentation
Dedicated support from a tour editor and audio engineer
Priority
Priority
Priority
MAP
Mapmaker CMS onboarding call
Map review
Priority
Priority
Priority
Map setup
SCRIPT
Tracked changes, commenting and email notifications
Script review
Priority
Priority
Priority
Location title review for SEO
Optional stylistic editing
Consultation on making tours more cinematic
IMAGES
Images per location
3
3
5
5
5
Image editing and resizing
TESTING
Text-to-speech audio: English only
Text-to-speech audio: Additional languages
Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Testing report sheet with quality control checks
Priority
Priority
Priority
Troubleshooting
Priority
Priority
Priority
AUDIO
Sample audio feedback
Priority
Priority
Priority
Audio clean up
Priority
Priority
Priority
Sound design: Music
Music locations
Sound design: FX
Voice over coaching
Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Audio uploading
Priority
Priority
Priority
FINAL TOUCHES
Cover image sourcing
Final touches optimisation: conversion and SEO
Copywriting
Virtual Tours and Augmented Reality
Review for virtual tour optimisation
AR menus
AR objects
360 degree videos
Analytics, Distribution and Marketing
ANAYLTICS
Live reporting dashboard for tour downloads and royalties
Sales, marketing and user experience report
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
DISTRIBUTION
Multiplatform distribution: iOS app, Android app, web (mobile and desktop)
Destination listing
Publisher profile with logo, bio and links to your website and social media accounts
Reseller network listing: Viator, Tripadvisor, GetYourGuide
$29
Priority
Priority
Priority
Extended reseller network listing: Musement, Klook, Google Things to Do
PROMOTION
Tour and location QR codes
Promotional design template pack (counter tent card, QR sticker decal, flyer & poster)
Keyword research
Custom designed promotional pack
Marketing consultation
Initial
Initial
Quarterly
Monthly
Social media launch posts
60" social media video post of tour (Mobile & Web formats to be provided) Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Boosted social media posts
Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Paid search campaign management
Coming soon
Payout Thresholds
Paypal
$50
$50
$50
$50
$50
Bank transfer: USA, UK, Eurozone, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong
$150
$50
$50
$50
$50
Bank transfer: Global
$1000
$1000
$500
$500
$250

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can publish a VoiceMap audio tour?

The short answer is that just about anybody can publish a tour – and so can just about any organisation. But every single tour that is published with VoiceMap has been approved – and improved – by our editors. (This doesn’t apply to tours that are distributed privately, without being published. Take a look at the question “What are private tours?” just below for more information about this option.)

We edit tours for two reasons:

  1. To make sure our listeners enjoy a reliable experience from one city to the next.
  2. Audio tours with GPS autoplay are still new to most people and our experience helps publishers avoid the most common and time-consuming mistakes.

We know when and how to give directions to distracted, forgetful listeners. We also know how to make sure the travel time between locations matches the tour’s audio time. We know how to deal with tours that double back on themselves and tours with detours or optional extra locations. We help publishers who are working with audio for the first time make the most of the equipment and environment they have available. Then, if they need us to, we edit their recordings for them too.

We’ve done this before, basically – thousands of times – and we get feedback from listeners every single day. Along the way, we’ve learnt from trial and error so you don’t have to.

How do I make my tour free?

If you select the Pro or Premium plans, you can make your tour available to the public for free with distribution through our apps and here, on VoiceMap’s website.

You can also use voucher codes to distribute your tour for free instead of selling it, whether you’ve published it already or you’d like to distribute it privately.

Our Pro and Premium plans include 1,000 and 5,000 download credits per year, respectively, and each free or voucher download uses a single credit. No credits are used when the user pays for a downloads either in-app, on the web or via our resellers.

You’ll find more information about download credits in our documentation.

How do voucher codes work?

Voucher codes are short combinations of numbers and letters that can be used to redeem a specific tour. The codes are entered into our mobile apps, on an easy-to-find screen, or included in the tour’s url for redemption through VoiceMap’s website.

Voucher codes can be unique, with one code valid for one copy of a particular tour, or valid for any number of copies of a particular tour. The latter works best in cases where abuse is unlikely.

Voucher codes can also be used to add a specific number of credits to a user’s account, instead of a specific tour. These credits can then be used to redeem tours at a later stage. Credits can be valid for tours anywhere or tours in a specific city. But these codes are typically used by resellers, not tour publishers.

You’ll find more information about tour distribution options in our documentation.

What are private tours?

When we call a tour “private”, we mean it hasn’t been and isn’t going to be published. Private tours don’t appear publicly. You can’t find them listed under destinations or in search results. This applies to both voicemap.me and our apps, but we also prevent google from crawling and indexing private tours. You can only access private tours with the correct url or voucher code.

What is basic script and audio editing?

Even with basic editing, you can expect your editor to work through the following steps with you:

  1. Mapping your tour out to give you the best possible framework for your script
  2. Looking at every word of your tour’s script, one location at a time, to help you get this as close to the final product as possible, instead of revising it again and again when you start using it with automatic audio playback
  3. Testing the tour with “scratch” audio, which they’ll prepare for you, and a list of things to look out for during the test
  4. Setting up the recording, including what devices and apps to use when you record
  5. Editing the audio to remove stumbles, mouth noises, breath and background noise
  6. Optimising things like the tour’s title and description for better sales, which includes making sure your tour gets discovered through search engines and OTAs as well as how to convert a browser into a buyer

Take a look at our documentation for audio tour publishers for more information about our editing process.

What is priority script and audio editing?

Priority editing includes all the same assistance as basic editing, and you should read the answer to the question above if you haven’t already. The difference is that publishers with a plan that includes priority editing get our attention first, and while we promise to respond to them with feedback on any submissions within two working days, we typically get back to them much sooner.

Our standard editing response times can be nearly as fast, and we don’t see any point in making you wait. But our editors are increasingly busy and all the publishers working on new tours tend to submit at similar times. Work can pile up. Priority editing makes sure your tours are always at the top of that pile.

What sort of presales and aftersales support does VoiceMap provide to listeners using my tour?

VoiceMap offers support your tour’s listeners by email, live chat and telephone. Our responses often only take a few minutes, especially during European working hours, but they can take up to 24 hours over weekends.

We also monitor and respond to reviews across a number of channels, including the Apple App Store, Google Play, Tripadvisor, Viator and GetYourGuide. Tours have individual, internal ratings too – just short of 20,000 at the time of writing – and we ask for feedback after every one and two star rating. (Admittedly, those are only 3% or so of all ratings so far.)

We welcome feedback across all of these channels because solving a problem for one listener often solves it for lots of others at the same time, and we’ve compiled the support requests we get most often – along with our recommended solutions – into a self-service Help Centre at support.voicemap.me.

What happens if I have a free tour and I run out of download credits?

When you publish a free tour, you also select a fallback price. This is used if you run out of download credits. To make a tour free, you need a Pro or Premium Plan, and these plans include 1,000 and 5,000 download credits respectively. Credits reflect as a balance on your dashboard and each free download reduces this balance by one.