Client Profile

Visit Seattle is a private, nonprofit marketing organization serving as Seattle and King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. Through their efforts they work to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.

Funding

As a private, nonprofit marketing organization, Visit Seattle’s funding is derived from many sources, including hotel occupancy tax revenue from Seattle-King County visitors, Visit Seattle’s robust partnership program, its marketing programs, government contracts for service and miscellaneous revenue.

Partnership

As a partnership-based organization, Visit Seattle connects more than 1,000 local businesses, their products and services with the lucrative visitor market. The Visit Seattle Partnership Services team also offers professional development events, orientations and a variety of networking tools throughout the year.

Project Scope

Another world class Kentico delivery consisting of numerous custom web parts and internal integrations. Much of the site content, including the real time event ticker, mapping constructs and departmental information is driven by a third party CRM (Destination 3000, by SMI). We also built an interface to Seattle's own hotel reservation system (Seattle Super Saver), and an extension into Expedia's booking engine. Among other custom components and integration points, this project represents a technical feat of integration worthy of boasting.

Paradigm founder & CEO, Donnie Hyatt, built this site and all of its custom web parts & integration points while under the direct employ of the Bureau. While certainly not his only contributions to the organization (e.g. internal reporting applications, Blackberry apps, data migrations, system rollovers, event management tools etc.), it certainly represents a wide spot in his portfolio as it went on to win  Kentico's 2010 travel site of the year!

Even though this project was delivered outside of the scope of Paradigm Technology, we take credit for its success vicariously through our CEO's role on their internal I.T. team. 6 years later, the willingness of the bureau to offer continued praise and reference for his work is all the validation that we need to stake claim in 'our' role of this project delivery.