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Regina ROC & Tourism Saskatoon Launch Mobile Websites

In a study by Morgan Stanley, analysts project that by 2014 there will be more website page visits from mobile devices over desktop computers. Microsoft reports that there are over 1.08 billion smartphones in use worldwide. And, according to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, mobile broadband subscriptions in Canada totalled over 5.6 million as of June 2010. 

The way travellers find information is changing, and Saskatchewan communities and business are responding.

Regina
In order to provide mobile users access to information such as event listings, the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (RROC) developed their new mobile website that can be accessed with any web-capable mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet computer. In addition, to make it easier for mobile users the site will share the same URL as RROC’s main website, reginaroc.com

RROC’s mobile site will feature much of the same content as the main website, though the focus has changed slightly to accommodate the mobile format. The mobile homepage will feature news stories and upcoming events, and provide the opportunity to access a condensed version of the extensive information available on the website.

For more information visit www.reginaroc.com/visit.

Saskatoon
In response to new market trends, Tourism Saskatoon has launched a Quick Response (QR) code and mobile site, which provides information on upcoming events and more. When scanned, the QR code directs users to the mobile site found at http://m.tourismsaskatoon.com

Tourism Saskatoon partnered with AllViso Solutions Ltd., a Saskatoon-based company specializing in the development of media and information distribution platforms. Among other content, the site includes flight arrivals and departures, accommodations, and things to do.

Tourism Saskatoon’s QR code has been printed in their 2011 Tourism Guide and on the 2011 mini-map. It is also being used in advertising placements and at consumer shows attended by Tourism Saskatoon staff.

For more information visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com.