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Saturday, February 26, 2011

They Have an App for Grand River County

Because now in days you can't do anything without having an app for it. Grand River County now has it's own iPhone app that will enable people to take Grand River with them no matter where they go. Here's the City's press release
GUELPH – February 25, 2011 – Now there’s an easy way to discover Grand River Country right at your fingertips. And best of all, it’s free.
The outdoor adventures, scenery, accommodation and dining destinations of Guelph have never been more accessible to visitors planning their next trip. Launching today, and available for free from the Apple iTunes App Store is Grand River Country’s best new trip planning companion for the iPhone, an easy-to-use App featuring the best of attractions, dining, accommodation, festivals and recreation found throughout the Grand River watershed.
Travelers are increasingly relying on mobile devices to access destination information, and the App offers Grand River community partners in Guelph, Elora & Fergus, Wellington North, St. Jacobs & Woolwich, Brantford and County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and Haldimand County a new way of reaching and engaging visitors.
“I am excited to pass this one-of-a-kind benefit on to our tourism partners,” says Sue Trerise, Senior Business Development Specialist-Tourism for Guelph Tourism Services. “We are working hard to keep up with the changing technologies available to the tourism sector.”
Visitors planning to visit Guelph can browse over 40 Guelph business listings with the iPhone App or search by activity and location, build a trip itinerary, save listings to a favourites list, send out a tweet to friends on Twitter, ‘like’ a location or activity on Facebook, and even book a reservation at a local inn or restaurant directly from within the App.
“It is one more way that Guelph is reaching out to the Ontario market. It will allow us to connect with a demographic that has been a challenge to access in the past.” says Trerise. “It’s thrilling to be leading the industry and interacting with our visitors through a new medium. It extends the reach we currently offer with the Guelph Tourism website.”
Travelers can download Grand River Country’s App from Apple’s iTunes store for free.
About Grand River Country
The Grand River is located just an hour west of Toronto. Grand River Country is a group of municipalities (DMO’s - Destination Marketing Organizations), including the Grand River Conservation Authority, promoting tourism in the Grand River Country region. We focus on the area’s heritage, arts and fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities, many of which led to the Grand’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River. grandrivercountry.com

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