TRCVB: New mobile features for Tacoma visitors

The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau has launched new features to its mobile Web site that aims to make...

The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau has launched new features to its mobile Web site that aims to make finding regional information even easier.

The upgraded mobile site has two additional visitor-friendly features. The first allows users to view special deals for restaurants, attractions, hotels and more. These deals act as coupons, providing the visitor with anything from discounted admission costs to complimentary food. The second feature is the mobile-friendly version of TravelTacoma.com’s event calendar. Users can search for events by date, location and activity type (community event, concert, sporting event, etc.).

The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau first launched the mobile version of its TravelTacoma.com site last November. It enables users to find local attractions, dining options, recreation, lodging, services and more. Visitors to the mobile site can also use their phone’s location-base settings to find nearby activities.

“Visitors want to know what’s happening in a particular location during any given travel period. Having access to the event calendar, which is the most viewed portion of our Web site, gives visitors and locals on-the-go information to enhance their travel experience,” said Bridget Baeth, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. “Likewise, having access to discounted services is a perk for anyone, and we hope to see increased use of these features now that they’re available on a mobile device.”

The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau partnered with local Web site design and development company SiteCrafting to develop its mobile site. The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau and SiteCrafting have been working together since 2009 when initial development of the TravelTacoma.com Web site began.

More information is online here.

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