PRLog - Feb. 3, 2012 - Boulder, CO, February 03, 2012 - VisitMobile is proud to announce that Visit Newport Beach is the latest destination to implement the Mobile Concierge smartphone travel app solution. Mimicking a real concierge, Mobile Concierge provides convention and visitor’s bureaus (CVBs), destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and business improvement districts (BIDs) with a customized smartphone app that delivers real-time trusted advice and insider knowledge.
In addition to fulfilling the mobile strategy for Visit Newport Beach, Mobile Concierge will provide the DMO with an ongoing revenue stream through in-app enhanced listings and advertising opportunities. Visit Newport Beach will easily be able to demonstrate the value they are delivering to their member stakeholders through measurable metrics and detailed usage reports. VisitMobile’
“CVBs and DMOs spend tens of thousands of dollars on mass media and websites to attract guests to their destination, but they lose control of the guest’s experience once they arrive,” explained VisitMobile CEO Jeff Kohn. “Mobile Concierge will offer Visit Newport Beach a unique advantage; the opportunity to continue interacting with their visitors in a way that both benefits the guest and maximizes revenue for their merchant partners.”
The Mobile Concierge is fundamentally different than simply creating a destination guide app or a mobile optimized version of an existing website. Visitors who are already in the destination need information in a completely different format than those who are planning a future trip. Mobile Concierge uses a powerful GPS Relevancy Engine loaded with expert local content and interactive multimedia to help the in-market visitor make instant reservations, purchase tickets, and access insider deals.
The app is always on hand as the guest explores the destination, and is ready to answer the question, “I’m right here, now what should I do?” Mobile Concierge bridges GPS map-based navigation and time-based, hyper-local content to help both leisure and business travelers to discover nearby and timely events, attractions, dining, shopping, special offers and much more. Whether a visitor has an iPhone, Blackberry or Android device, Mobile Concierge is available for every platform.
With the popularity of unofficial destination apps and mobile search engines, research shows that less than 20 percent of visitors return to the destination’
Mobile Concierge is not just affordable; it’s incredibly easy to manage. To avoid duplicate manual data entry, the solution is designed to update content continuously from the destination’
Destinations and clients already experiencing success with VisitMobile’
About Visit Newport Beach Inc.
Visit Newport Beach Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)6 marketing organization under contract with the City to position Newport Beach as a visitor and conference destination. Look to Visit Newport Beach to find the best selection of large name hotels, luxury resorts, restaurants, activities and attractions in the Orange County and Southern California region.
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