A recent survey by TripAdvisor revealed a third of British travellers used mobile devices to plan their holidays in the last year1. This fact has reinforced the case for South Tyneside Council's timely launch of a destination focused mobile website.
The mobile website provides details of tourist attractions, events, accommodation, places to eat and drink, and special offers. When a web user searches for the site, it automatically detects whether they are using a mobile phone or a PC and displays the correctly formatted version.
Roger Abbott, Principal Web Officer, South Tyneside Council said:
South Tyneside Council, who developed the mobile site, recently received 4 stars (out of 4) from Socitm for the performance and usability of their main website. For their mobile site they chose the GOSS Mobile Web solution.
Mr Abbott added:
Tourism is worth more than £200 million a year to South Tyneside, which attracts more than five million visitors every year. To view the mobile website, please click here.