Visitor Centers are more valuable than ever to small communities, and with the recession, the question is being asked, “Do we fund our visitor center, or do we have a website?”
As you’ll read in the post on effective visitor centers, I strongly feel that both are necessary for effective rural area tourism marketing for small towns. Until more small town tourism businesses become tech savvy, responsibility for a small town’s web presence rests with the Chamber of Commerce.
The best way to orient new visitors and give them much needed information to keep them in town longer is to have a central information location – your small town visitor center.
It’s all in this post Effective Visitor Centers: Providing a Small Town Welcome that Increases Business
Read, enjoy and let me know how you’re balancing the need for both an effective web presence and friendly locals giving personalized information at your visitor center.