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#NewsFlash | Interactive Online Workshop Helps Local Tourism Businesses Bounce Back from COVID-19
As national shelter-in-place guidelines wind down and the economy reopens, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council plan to host a free, interactive webinar to assist hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, and other entities in the hospitality industry.
Peter Daly, who is COO of the GettinLocal app, will discuss his product and then lead a Q&A session on Tuesday, July 21, at 11 am. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
The first-ever self-serve, mobile-marketing ad platform, GettinLocal is designed to help businesses reach hyperlocal audiences. Via such features as email marketing, video ads, SEO, and data mining, agencies can reach thousands of customers at any moment based on their locations. It’s free and has no third-party OTA (Online Travel Agency) fees, so entities can promote exclusive deals straight to day trippers, weekend warriors, and family vacationers. They can then evaluate the success of their campaigns via analytics that demonstrate the number of interactions, sales, and activations.
For consumers, GettinLocal is basically an e-concierge on-demand. It utilizes proprietary geo-fence technology to help travelers discover local things to do and places to visit. With a single view, they can curate hyperlocal experiences. Then they can reserve, book, and purchase directly on a Hospitality Partners platform or at the POS (point of sale).
“People are eager to travel right now,” stated Daly. “The app is the perfect tool for businesses to attract travelers, ascertain their needs and desires, and even offer them deals.”
QEDC and QTC will promote the webinar, entitled “GettinLocal,” via Instagram (@ItsInQueens and @queens_edc) and Twitter (@ItsInQueens, @QueensEDC). Plus, the video will be available QTC’s YouTube channel after the presentation.
Daly (below photo) is an experienced business executive and a leader in the advancement of technologies which help accelerate mobile marketing and payments solutions. Prior to GettinLocal, he was Head of US Acquiring Sales at Visa and held roles as a senior leader at Bank of America, First Data, and CitiBank. He co-founded GettinLocal, because he’s passionate about developing solutions that advance all forms of commerce. For more information, contact Daly at 516.353.1944 or firstname.lastname@example.org or surf to www.gettinlocal.com.