Visitors come to South County to get away from it all, but when the discussion at the beach turns to overnight accommodations or dinner reservations, a smart phone is extremely useful.
The South County Tourism Council has created a mobile website that provides users with information about accommodations, restaurants and events. Visitors who have a smart phone or other PDA device can simply visit the SCTC website, www.southcountyri.com to find a restaurant, a fun event, or an accommodation for an unexpected guest.
To simplify the process even more, the Council has a “quick response tag,” a square which is similar to a bar code and branded with the South County scallop shell logo, and use the QRT to access the mobile application. The QRT reader can be downloaded for free. The QR tag will be used in all print advertising campaigns created (ie., Coastal Living, Yankee Magazine, Readers Digest, AAA Magazine, NY Times, Boston Globe, etc.) by the Tourism Council to drive potential visitors to the mobile app to learn more about our tourism destination, South County.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get around in our area,” said SCTC President Myrna George. “Our visitors can be at the beach and decide on where to go to dinner, make their reservations and decide on an activity for the following day.”
The South County Tourism Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the leisure destination known as ‘South County’ which includes the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich and Westerly.