Mobile-friendly website to help tourists in Manatee County

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 


Manatees are Florida’s big time tourist attractionThe regional tourism website of Manatee County is going to be re-launched in November with a brand new version that is absolutely mobile-friendly as per Elliott Falcione who is the director, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday.


The website is the ‘heart of what we do’ as stated by him to the Manatee County Tourist Development Council.


New features comprise a real-time map portraying visitors what restaurants and attractions are close to their location. Travel commences with research and most tourists search online, as per Carol Johnson, the Trip Advisor account representative Carol Johnson who offered advice to tourism operators on maximizing their presence on Trip Advisor at the TDC meeting.


She said that it helps in the process of developing their online reputation as she cited example that after Hurricane Irma tourists confused Barbuda that was completely damaged with Bermuda that was not at all impacted.


Irma caused damage and delays at Anna Maria Island’s two city piers, the TDC learned.


Bill Shearon who is the Bradenton Beach Mayor reported that the day dock repair close to the Bridge Street Pier would be delayed on account of Irma that had affected southwest Florida supplier. Irma had also caused damage to the Anna Maria City Pier as confirmed by the TDC member Doug Copeland who added that it would be ‘brand new pier’ when its rebuilt.


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