LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY AND WAITSFIELD, VERMONT…
Resort Maps, creator of more than 100 customized travel maps across the United States, England, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, recently announced Maggie Thompson-Colón as the owner of the new Resort Map to be published for Lexington, Kentucky.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities, distributed free to area visitors at travel information and rest areas as well as at advertiser locations. The Lexington map will highlight local attractions and things to do, restaurants and bars, accommodations, retail shops, real estate and other services. Each advertiser on the map will be represented with a display ad surrounding the perimeter of the map, including a color-coded grid locator and their actual building hand-drawn, highlighted and labeled, making it easy to locate.
“With Lexington being known as the ‘Horse Capital of the World’, the area is prime for a Resort Map that will highlight the local places to eat, drink, shop and play; not just for the horse people, but also for the visitors to the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University and to local international industries like Toyota and Lexmark,” said Thompson-Colón, who is running Resort Maps with her husband, Jorge Colón, a local equine veterinarian and business owner.
Originally from Covington, Ohio, Thompson-Colón attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Prior to owning at the Resort Maps franchise, Thompson-Colón worked in sales in the animal health industry. She and her husband first heard of Resort Maps through a family friend who owns the Resort Maps franchises in Vieques, Culebras and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“We were vacationing with relatives in Puerto Rico and literally used the Vieques Resort Map every day of our trip. We even found our hotel through the interactive portion of the map at www.resortmaps.com before leaving from Lexington,” said Thompson-Colón. “After talking to our friend and Resort Map owner, and after doing research about what was available in our area, we decided a Resort Map would be a great tool for visitors to our local community in Lexington.”
The Lexington Resort Map will offer a treasure trove of things to do for people vacationing in the area or just out visiting for a day or two. Resort Maps free ‘souvenir style’ maps will have a 300,000 map distribution at over 100 local advertisers’ shops and non-advertiser locations throughout Lexington.
The Lexington map will be distributed in April 2011, just in time for racing season at Keeneland and horse show season at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Lexington Resort Map will also be available on-line at www.resortmaps.com, along with interactive maps to more than 100 areas that Resort Maps covers. These interactive maps allow the viewer to read a description of each business as they scroll over each building and to connect to the website of the business for further information.
For information on how to advertise on the initial Lexington Resort Map, you can e-mail Maggie Thompson-Colón at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-640-2094.
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 more than 100 Resort Maps in publication in the US, the UK, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, 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, Vail & Beaver Creek, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Summit County), Delaware (Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Boca Raton, Clearwater Beach and Gulf Beaches, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Key West, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Tarpon Springs), Georgia (Savannah/Tybee Island), Kentucky (Lexington) 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, Brewster/Harwich/Dennis, Chatham-Orleans, Eastham-Wellfleet, Falmouth, Hyannis-Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Newburyport, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Worcester), Michigan (Northern Michigan/Petoskey/Harbor Springs; Traverse City), 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, New Brunswick, 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, Lancaster), Rhode Island (Newport, Providence), South Carolina (Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach), Tennessee (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), Texas (North Texas, including Fort Worth), 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 (Alexandria, Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula) —as well as towns and cities in England (Chicester, Lewes), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Vieques, Culebra) and Costa Rica (Escazu-Santa Ana).