Pima County JTED Business and Marketing Advisory Committee Business Professionals Forum / 11/03/2016 6:52 pm

Pima County JTED Business and Marketing Advisory Committee

Business Professionals Forum
November 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Eller College of Management, PD Conference Room, 1130 E. Helen St.

Business Professionals:

Pima JTED Business and Marketing Advisory Committee would like to invite you to participate in its first Business Professionals forum. We would like to explore the current most desired skills for entry level employees and what are the areas of weakness on their skills so that we are graduating students from our Business programs with the tools that will make them employable and successful.

You will be provided with the questions ahead of time and this will not be a Q & A, but instead a way for us to hear suggestions about how to focus our lessons and to gain knowledge from employers about the problems they have in hiring young adults.

We will use this information to focus our goals for creating successful Business Education programs that truly prepare students for the workforce.

Please RSVP to by November 7, 2016 so that we can provide you with the questions and instructions for parking.

We deliver premier career and technical education in partnership with business, industry and community stakeholders.

Simpleview and OnceThere Partnership Brings One-Stop Tour and Attractions Booking Solutions to DMOs and their Partners / 11/15/2016 1:54 pm


TUCSON, Ariz. (November 12, 2016) Simpleview and OnceThere today announced a joint venture that enables destination marketing organizations (DMOs) including convention and visitors bureaus to leverage their position as an integral connection point between local activity providers and visitors. The partnership aggregates all bookable activities within a community and distributes them through DMO websites, visitors centers, mobile apps, and kiosks.

“What makes the OnceThere and Simpleview partnership unique is that together we empower DMOs and their partners to get their part of the sharing economy,” said Ryan George, CEO of Simpleview. “With OnceThere’s technology, a supplier no longer is required to switch reservation management platforms to gain exposure to our DMOs’ customers. They simply connect their existing provider to these distribution channels, and if they don’t already have a system in place, OnceThere’s technology can provide inventory and pricing to the DMOs.”

“Partnering with Simpleview is powerful on many levels,” said John Weimer, OnceThere’s CEO and co-founder, and former Vice President of Corporate Development at HomeAway. “Pairing OnceThere’s distribution technology with Simpleview’s customers enables travelers to find the most complete source for planning and booking local experiences in a destination or region through CVBs.”

One of the first destinations to integrate its Simpleview website and visitors center with OnceThere was the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Early indications are that the CVB is selling more tours and now reconciles electronic payments and bookings with suppliers much more efficiently.

About Simpleview
Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, search marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The company employs 190+ staff and works with 425 customers in North America and around the world, including destinations like Paducah, KY (population 25,018), the country of Norway and 80% of the top U.S. convention cities.

About OnceThere Inc.
OnceThere plugs tour, activity and other experience offerings into a wide network of tourism agencies, lodging providers, and online marketplaces through a single connection.  OnceThere’s platform makes all types of activity offerings bookable using any connected device and across all distribution channels.

Art Institute of Tucson 2016 Design Portfolio Show / 11/21/2016 1:39 pm

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The Fall 2016 Portfolio Show is right around the corner. So if you're looking to recruit an ambitious, convention-defying creative mind, it's time to secure a spot to this exclusive event. RSVP today for a chance to meet the person who could become your next great hire.


December 14, 2016
11:00AM - 1:00PM Industry Professionals

11:30AM - 1:00PM Friends & Family 

The Art Institute of Tucson

5099 E. Grant Rd 
Tucson,AZ 87512  

RSVP NOW or call 866.690.8850

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Simpleview Acquires Bluebridge Tourism, Retains Clients / 11/23/2016 11:22 am

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TUCSON, AZ (November 22, 2016) – Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry’s leading provider of destination marketing technologies, today announced their acquisition of Bluebridge Tourism, a world market leader in mobile application engagement. Simpleview will continue to provide exemplary customer service to existing and forthcoming Bluebridge Tourism clients.

With this acquisition, Simpleview will expand their menu of digital marketing services to offer mobile applications under the brand “Visit Apps.” Destinations can integrate point of interest data, events, offers, venue information, and more into branded mobile applications. These apps will allow DMOs to engage travel planners and destination visitors throughout their travel experience.

“We’re always looking for the best, leading-edge solutions for serving DMOs and their customers.” said Ryan George, Chief Executive Officer of Simpleview, “We’re excited to bring another powerful tool into the Simpleview suite of products and services, but more than that, we look forward to leveraging these new capabilities to reimagine the visitor journey from dreaming through to booking, and especially for in-market interactions, where apps provide tremendous advantages.” “We are happy to be bringing Bluebridge Tourism customers into the Simpleview family of clients,” Ryan said. “They can rest assured that they will receive a level of customer service that has always set Simpleview apart.”

Current Bluebridge Tourism clients will continue to use the Mobile App Studio and mobile apps through Simpleview without any interruption in service. Present and future Simpleview clients will have the option to incorporate apps into their digital marketing strategies to increase efficiency of communication and travel/meeting planning for customers, and expand reach and increase conversion opportunities for DMOs.

About Simpleview
Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, search marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The company employs 190+ staff and works with 425 customers in North America and around the world, including destinations like Paducah, KY (population 25,018), the country of Norway, and 80% of the top U.S. convention cities. 

About Bluebridge
As the world’s largest visitor engagement app platform, Bluebridge helps CVBs and DMOs build branded, compelling mobile apps that help them communicate and engage their visitors to improve their travel experience. With more than 600 branded mobile apps across the Apple and Android app stores, Bluebridge serves premier destinations around the world, including South Africa tourism; Gatlinburg, TN; Kissimmee, FL; El Paso, TX; and many more. Having collectively powered 9 million app sessions, Bluebridge apps have sent over 16 million push notifications to more than half a million app users worldwide. Learn more at