Part of any journey are those landmarks you pass along the way. Mile markers, in particular, tell the story in how far you’ve come and how far you have to go. Resort Maps, creator of customized travel maps, recently passed a mile marker of its own, publishing maps in 90 cities and towns across the U.S. and U.K.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities. Free to area visitors, each map advertises restaurants, accommodations, retail stores, factory outlets, recreation and attractions, real estate and other local services. Each advertiser is represented with a display ad surrounding the map, including a color-coded grid locator and a building drawn, highlighted and labeled making it easy to locate.
“Ninety cities and towns is quite a milestone and one we’re quite proud of,” said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps. “It’s a tribute to the hard work of both our staff here at Resort Maps headquarters in Vermont and our franchisees across the U.S. and U.K.”
Resort Maps began creating and publishing maps in the northeastern U.S. back in 1986. In an effort to continue the company’s growth and simultaneously keep the quality of the product, Resort Maps became a franchisor in 1993. Since adopting the franchise model, Resort Maps has grown steadily to 90 maps distributed across 20 states as well as towns and cities in England and Puerto Rico.
In 2009, Resort Maps will print and publish over 20 million maps.
“People usually pick up our maps when they’re on their way somewhere. By prominently displaying local tourist attractions and our advertiser locations on our maps, we point out what the local area has to offer. Many times that leads tourists to stay a little longer and check things out, which of course makes our advertisers very happy and explains why we go through so many maps,” said Hans.
And what of the next mile marker, 100 maps?
“Resort Maps is truly a unique and appealing franchise opportunity. It’s not a 9-to-5 gig and you don’t necessarily have to work 12 months a year to run a successful franchise. You just have to be willing to work hard when you work,” said Hans. “With more and more people looking to escape the corporate world for an opportunity that gives them some freedom and flexibility and great earning potential, 100 maps is certainly a tangible goal as we attract more franchisees– hopefully one we can meet within the next year.”
For more information on Resort Maps or to inquire about ownership of a Resort Maps franchise, please visit www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.
About Resort Maps
Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Resort Maps has been creating and publishing advertising maps in the northeastern U.S. since 1986. In 1993, Resort Maps expanded its reach by creating a franchise model for distribution of its colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities. Today, that network of franchises grown to nearly 90 Resort Maps in publication in the US and the UK, with several more in the process of being published. More than 20 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2009.
For more information on Resort Maps the company and/or the franchise opportunity, visit www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.