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NEW DENVER APP LAUNCHED BY VISIT DENVER

03/29/2011

VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled a series of new mobile tools that will make it easier for visitors to use their smart phones and mobile browsers to access information about Denver restaurants, attractions and events.

 

The Bureau’s new app will work on smart phones, including iPhone/iPad and all Android models and has more than 2,000 listings of events, attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping options.  The useful app also has current Denver weather, maps, photos and videos, Facebook and Twitter connections and articles about the city. All of the information on the apps is also included in a mobile-enabled website.

 

“Today’s visitor wants instant access to destination information on their smart phones, tablets and mobile browsers,” states Justin Bresler, vice president of marketing and business development for VISIT DENVER.  “We created these new tools so that we can stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly growing market, and provide people with instant information about every aspect of things to see and do in Denver.”

 

In addition to dining, shopping and attraction listings, the new tools have maps that make navigating the city easier than ever.  Bargain shoppers will find more than 50 discount offerings, including “Two-for-One” admission deals.  Hundreds of event listings include art exhibits, festivals, sporting events and theater performances and can be searched by category or by date. 

 

“A visitor can go to their smart phone, find a selection of restaurants, look for deals being offered, see what events are going on in town, and then pull up a map that shows them how to get there,” Bresler said.  “These new tools make it easy to explore the city and effortlessly find exciting new things to see and do.”

 

The application can be accessed at: 


UNIQUE TEXT MESSAGE DEALS ALSO OFFERED

 

VISIT DENVER is also offering a unique service, the “Denver Deals” text message program. Using this program, visitors -- and locals – can sign up and receive information about deals and discounts from dozens of businesses around the Mile High City.

 

By texting “Denver Deals” (or dozens of other “keyword” combinations) to the short code of 63638, users can get up to three discount offerings from area businesses.  Users have the option to receive more deals if they want.  The program is 100 percent opt-in, so users will never receive a text that they did not request. The program is free to use (although standard carrier rates apply) and is powered by Denver-based MeNetwork.

 

To access the deals:

"The way that people gather information is rapidly changing, and with these new tools, VISIT DENVER is able to offer up-to-the-minute deals, information, maps and listings in a way that was never possible before,” Bresler said.  “We continue to print 525,000 annual visitor guides, operate three information centers and offer a comprehensive website.  But now, we can also offer the same information to people on their smart phones and mobile browsers,” he said.

 

 

 

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