The venue and supplier search portals at Chooseyourvenue.com have launched what the Somerset-based company claims is the first major venue search site in the UK to be fully device responsive.
The new version of the CYE sites can be used on PCs, tablets and smartphones, according to group MD Ben Gray.
“Venue search has gone mobile and we’re the first major venue search site in the UK to be fully device responsive. In the past year, six of every 10 searches on the site were performed using either a smartphone or tablet. Our customers are busy professionals who want search on the go,” says Gray, who claims search results are delivered 80% faster than before. “We believe we’re now also the UK’s fastest venue search site”.
Gray says that one of the new site feature – Ask the Experts – means users can even bypass venue search altogether.
“They simply fill in a short form, or upload their event brief, and the venue and our event experts select the most suitable venues based on the event criteria. The selected venues then send their event proposals direct to the end-user. There is no charge for this service and no commission is payable.”
The new site includes enhanced data recording and venue groups now have their own dedicated landing pages to promote group offers, maps, twitter feeds and allow users to contact venues to request proposals.