COLOGNE. In order to adapt optimally to digitization, the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) is offering its online service for event planners in a new innovative format.
At www.locations.koeln, you can find at a glance all the information you need about conference hotels, event centres, event locations and providers of event services such as transport companies and caterers. In addition, there is a list of various event agencies that can put together a special overall programme or supporting programme for their customers. Extraordinary ideas for activities – everything from treasure hunts to office golf – are available to round out every business event.
The newly designed interactive website optimally adapts itself to end-user devices such as smartphones, personal computers and tablets. As a result, practical touchscreen operation enables users to carry out planning while on the move. A clearly designed map feature ideally supports planning, even for customers who are unfamiliar with the city. The meeting planner’s user-friendliness is guaranteed by its clear structure, simple operation and attractive high-quality images. The planner also features connectivity with social media channels. The portal can be accessed via the top-level domain “locations.koeln” and is linked with the subdomain “location.koelntourismus.de” on the organization’s website,www.koelntourismus.de.
To make the search for an appropriate venue easier for customers, the planner offers the possibility of using filter options to adapt the search process to the user’s individual needs. Other helpful features include lists of contact persons and information about flat-rate offers for conferences. A contact form enables users to send their inquiries directly to service providers. It is also possible to attach external documents to the form. With the new meeting planner, quick and easy planning processes are guaranteed.
The over 100 entries in the meeting planner are based on a partnership with the CCB. The CCB, which is embedded in the Cologne Tourist Board, serves event planners as the first independent contact point for questions about Cologne as the ideal location for conventions, congresses and events.