Greater Lansing Mobile App winner at National Travel Media Competition

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce that their Greater Lansing Mobile App won a first place award and the 2010 Greater Lansing Visitor Guide won a second place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Now in its 19th year, the awards competition honors travel journalists, publications and destination marketing organizations. NATJA received more than 500 submissions from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

“Choosing winners was difficult in this year’s competition because we received so many creative and well-executed entries in all of the categories,” says Helen Hernandez, CEO of the membership organization.

 It’s a huge achievement for the Greater Lansing Visitor’s Guide (with design assistance from CiesaDesign of Old Town) to be awarded second place. 

The Greater Lansing mobile app, is available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users. Download the FREE interactive app at http://m.lansing.org to discover hundreds of listings for attractions, dining, festivals and events, accommodations, shopping and more! The location aware travel guide lets users plan a customized tour complete with interactive mapping technology. Use the “Nearby Me” feature to see listings of things to do, current events, dining, shopping, etc. that are closest to your location. Share your experiences and photos to social networks while on the go. Browse the live Twitter feeds to read reviews and get the latest happenings in Michigan’s Capital City! Visitors and residents alike will find this app appealing for navigating the region.

To review the most recent edition of the visitor guide, the public is encouraged to pick up a copy at any of the following locations: Greater Lansing Visitor Center in the Stadium District, Capital Region International Airport, Lansing Center, Lansing Mall, Meridian Mall, Lansing area hotels and attractions, Michigan Welcome Centers across the state, or requests can be made via the web at www.lansing.org.

All members of the Old Town Commercial Association are reminded that you can receive half off membership to the Convention and Visitors Bureau!  Contact the GLCVB at www.lansing.org or (517) 487–0077 for more information.