SAG HARBOR, NEW YORK 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 Marilyn Holstein as the new owner of their map for the Town of East Hampton. The Sag Harbor summer resident took over the publishing of the map effective November 2010.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities, distributed free to area visitors at travel information and rest areas as well at advertiser locations. Resort Maps highlight local attractions and things to do, restaurants, accommodations, retail shops, real estate and other services in the area. Each advertiser on the map is 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.
“The Hamptons is such a huge and diverse area that it has really been underserved by having only one Resort Map,” said Holstein, who also owns Resort Maps of the North Fork. “That’s why we’ll be creating two maps for the area to offer visitors a more thorough resource and, for our advertisers, a map that better targets potential customers.”
The first edition of the Hamptons Resort Map will be published in May 2011 and will cover the Town of East Hampton, incorporating the villages of Wainscott, East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. A map of Southampton (covering Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Water Mill and Southampton) is planned for 2012.
“The East Hampton Resort Map is being completely redrawn to more accurately reflect the geography of the region,” said Holstein. “The map will also be folded differently than previous versions so it will be a more convenient size to carry around.”
In addition to the printed map, both Hamptons Resort Maps will also be available online at www.resortmaps.com. There you will also find interactive maps of the more than 100 map areas covered by Resort Maps. These interactive maps allow the viewer to see the business’s advertisement and read a description of each business as they scroll over their building and to connect to the website of the business for further information.
Prior to starting the North Fork Resort Maps franchise in 2010, Holstein had a career spanning two decades in magazine publishing, including stints at Condé Nast Publications and Advanstar Communications. In her most recent position, she was the managing editor of Newsweek Budget Travel, where she directed the editorial operations of Budget Travel magazine and the new launch, Girlfriend Getaways.
For information on how to advertise on the initial East Hampton Resort Map, you can e-mail Marilyn Holstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-655-2773.
Resort 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 County), 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).