Resort Maps, creator of over 100 hand-drawn maps across the United States, United Kingdom, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, recently entered into an agreement with TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities that feature local attractions and things to do, restaurants, accommodations, retail shops, real estate and other services. Resort Maps are also available in electronic format on Resort Maps’ Web site, www.resortmaps.com. Under the agreement, Resort Maps will run TripAdvisor user reviews of Resort Maps advertisers on its recently enhanced Web site.
“Before going on a trip, many travelers visit our Web site to find out more about their destination and get a head start on creating their trip itinerary,” said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps. “Travelers can check out maps of their destinations and places along the way in addition to other travel information and deals. By highlighting TripAdvisor reviews on our site, visitors can receive additional feedback from fellow travelers to supplement their trip planning.”
The partnership will also bring new visitors from www.resortmaps.com to TripAdvisor.com, further broadening their position as the world’s premier travel site.
“We’re delighted to be working with Resort Maps and expect that our user reviews will bring significant value to Resort Maps advertisers,” said Séverine Philardeau, senior director of global partnerships for TripAdvisor. “In turn, we look forward to seeing additional reviews from places Resort Maps users have visited on tripadvisor.com.”
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 has grown to 100 Resort Maps in publication in the US, the UK, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, with several more in the process of being published. Nearly 20 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2010.
For more information on Resort Maps and/or the franchise opportunity, visit www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.
Resort Maps franchises serve cities and towns in California (Carmel, Monterey), Colorado (Boulder, Breckenridge, Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eagle River, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Summit County), Delaware (Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Clearwater Beach and Gulf Beaches, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Tarpon Springs), Georgia (Savannah/Tybee Island), Maine (Bar Harbor/Acadia, Boothbay region, Camden-Rockland, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Portland, York-Ogunquit), , Maryland (Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Ocean City, Solomons Island, St. Mary’s County), Massachusetts (Berkshires, Chatham-Orleans, Falmouth, Hyannis-Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Newburyport, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Worcester), Michigan (Traverse City, Northern Michigan), New Hampshire (Franconia/Notch Region, Hampton Beach, Hanover/Lebanon , Keene, Lakes Region, Mount Washington Valley, Portsmouth), New Jersey (Barnegat Bay, Cape May, Hoboken/Jersey City, Hunterdon, Lambertville , Long Beach Island, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Sandy Hook), New York (The North Fork, Lake George , Lake Placid, Saratoga Springs, The Hamptons,), North Carolina (Asheville, Brunswick County, Hendersonville , Outer Banks, Salisbury and Rowan County, Sandhills, Wilmington,), Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Chestnut Hill, Delaware River Valley, Gettysburg, Lehigh Valley, The Main Line), Rhode Island (Newport, Providence), South Carolina (Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach), Tennessee (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), Vermont (Addison County/Brandon, Barre/Montpelier, Burlington, Killington/Rutland, Mad River Valley, Manchester, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Waterbury/Richmond, Woodstock/Quechee) and Virginia (Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula) —as well as towns and cities in England (Chicester, Lewes) and Puerto Rico (Vieques, Culebra).
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