Nevada to introduce smartphone app for rural tourism

What a great idea! The app is specifically designed to continue to work in rural areas that may not have the best cellular data availability.  According to the article “App Will help travelers explore Nevada’s rural attractions” on, “…. research says 85 percent of leisure travelers use their smartphones when they travel. Thirty percent of travelers use mobile apps to find hotel deals, 29 percent use them to get flight deals, and 15 percent will download a specific app to guide them in their upcoming vacations.”

We still must do a good job with websites, brochures and wayfinding signs, but the time for utilizing the latest technology is here.  I am planning on taking an app class soon in the new year.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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