The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau mobile website, m.ReadySetRutherford.com, has been named as one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites,” by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine.
In total, 76 official travel apps and mobile sites were selected by ConventionSouth’s editorial team for offering meeting/event attendees the ability to easily navigate the destination as well as trust the information to be accurate.
“There are thousands of online travel resources available, however, official destination apps and mobile sites provide meeting attendees with a trusted, easy-to-use tool while they’re in town for a convention or event,” said ConventionSouth editor, Marlane Bundock. “The meeting planners who read ConventionSouth can feel confident in recommending these apps and mobile sites to attendees because while they may be free, they provide accurate information directly from each destination’s official tourism bureau. While third-party destination guides may keep their app and mobile site information up-to-date, there is no guarantee to the traveler that the information is current.”
To select the list, editors requested nominations from destinations across 16 states in the Southeast as well as D.C. and the Caribbean. From the nominations and research, editors then downloaded dozens of official destination travel apps and logged on to mobile-friendly websites using iPhone 4S smartphones. Each app or mobile site was then categorized by destination size, in order to compare apps/mobile sites of similar-sized destinations. Destination size categories include: state/country, first-tier destinations, second-tier destinations and third-tier destinations. Within each category, apps/mobile sites were judged based on several factors, including GPS and mapping features, content geared for travelers and attendees, user-friendliness, unique features and visual appeal.
The complete list of selected destinations with apps and/or mobile sites will be featured in the March 2014 issue of ConventionSouth or can be found atwww.conventionsouth.com/bestdestinationappsmobilesites.htm