Town Launches New Tourism Micro site

Posted On Thursday August 06, 2020

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 6, 2020

 

Town Launches New Tourism Microsite

Showcasing Gravenhurst as a Top Destination and Assisting with Experience Planning

 

Gravenhurst, ON – With the majority of the Province now in Stage 3 of the Provincial COVID-19 Recovery Plan, people are feeling the urge to travel and are looking for ideas, information and resources to help assist with their planning. As part of the Town of Gravenhurst’s commitment to providing excellent customer service, the municipality has been working behind the scenes to refresh and update all tourism marketing related content, and has created a microsite on www.Gravenhurst.ca to answer the call and showcase all that is offered.

For those familiar with the existing Town website, the “Explore and Play” menu option has been transformed into ‘Visit Gravenhurst’. Under this menu, visitors and residents alike can find information on dining, accommodations, attractions, events and activities, as well as suggested itineraries to spend a day or longer in Gravenhurst.

The concept of the microsite is to help provide an additional layer of information specifically related to year-round tourism and travel for those considering visiting or further exploring our community. “We’ve learned that the greater the availability and access to good information, the higher the success rate is for our community to be chosen as a top destination location, and in turn creates more exposure for our tourism and retail operators,” said Jeff Loney, Manager of Economic Development.

This content, while tourism based, will also be helpful for local residents. The site will provide assistance with finding things to do for your friends and families when they visit and they allow residents to discover the town they live in by being a “hometown tourist”.

 “We plan to provide insider tips, itinerary suggestions, guest bloggers sharing their ideas on what to do in town and ideas for residents to have a staycation,” explained Loney. To this point, the microsite now features “The Gateway”, a blog highlighting things to see and do in Gravenhurst for all ages, budgets and interests. Part of this program includes inviting guest bloggers to also share their experiences for what makes Gravenhurst special to them. The microsite will be supported by social media marketing and targeted advertising to increase awareness of the site and the features contained within.

For those interested in contributing to the site, or looking for more information about the creation of this resource, please contact Jeff Loney at 705-684-3412 Ext. 280 or email jeff.loney@gravenhurst.ca

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeff Loney

Manager of Economic Development

Jeff.loney@gravenhurst.ca

705-684-3412 ext. 280