Nevada Tourism’s new mobile Web site provides travel information for people ‘on the go’
Apr 08, 2009
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has launched a new mobile Web site geared especially for mobile phones and devices that provides instant information about where to stay and what to do in Nevada cities, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki said today.
Just click on http://nv.mobi, select a city, and get an overview, listings for lodging, events, things to do and weather. Cities are listed alphabetically from Austin to Winnemucca. Click on lodging and get hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and RV parks, with addresses and phone numbers that place a call with another click.
“Nevada is proud to be on the cutting edge of this new technology that couldn’t be more convenient for the traveler,” Krolicki, NCOT chair, said. “We reach out to people around the world, and what better way to put tourist information at their fingertips than with mobile sites visitors can access anywhere, anytime.”
The site also provides information about NCOT and an opportunity to subscribe to a free NCOT e-newsletter and order a Visitors Guide. The same information is available on NCOT’s regular Web site, www.TravelNevada.com, but is presented on the mobile site in a format for viewing on the small screens of mobile devices.
The site http://nv.mobi made its debut at the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) wireless convention in Las Vegas April 1 where dotMobi, the company behind the mobile Internet address created for all mobile phones, announced that NCOT was the first state tourism agency to receive a sought-after, simpler two-letter domain.
NCOT introduced its first mobile Web sites, http://nvski.mobi and http://nvroads.mobi, last October to provide travelers with mobile access to current road and ski conditions. The information comes directly from the Nevada Department of Transportation and ski resorts at Reno, Lake Tahoe, Elko and Las Vegas, which offers skiing an hour away at the Mt. Charleston area.
The dotMobi company says there are 40 million active mobile Web users in the United States alone.