Website, Social Media, Community Calendar and Promotional Video All Updated
Merritt —September 22, 2016— Tourism Merritt is proud to announce the release of a new tourism website. The website is a single location for tourism information in Merritt and the Nicola Valley, which was requested by both community members and visitors. In April 2016, website ownership of www.tourismmerritt.com was transferred from Tourism Nicola Valley to the City of Merritt in order to keep the website current and increase traffic to the site. The website focuses on the main themes of “About Merritt, Things to Do, Places to Stay, and Where to Eat”. The goal of which is to promote visitation to Merritt, increase overnight stay and highlight tourism experiences for both visitors and locals to enjoy. It is a common practice for municipalities to promote tourism through standalone tourism websites.
Will George, Manager of Tourism and Economic Development for the City of Merritt commented “Our aim with the Tourism Merritt website is to offer a single location where both visitors and locals can find everything they need when planning a trip to Merritt, including what events are happening around town and new tourism activities. It is important to ensure that we are promoting Merritt as a great place to visit as people are initially planning their trips, as well as when they arrive in town.”
Tourism Merritt also launched a new community calendar, which encourages individuals to add community events onto the calendar themselves. The calendar can be accessed through the Tourism Merritt website, and community members can add local events with the username and password of “guest”. The final piece of the Tourism Merritt promotional package includes the “Fall Into Merritt Promotional Video”. This video showcases fall activities in Merritt highlighting seasonal events such as the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo, Rodeo Parade, Fall Fair, and visiting the downtown murals. Tourism Merritt’s social media accounts are also live to share information through Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram. While sharing images online, Tourism Merritt encourages locals and visitors to use #ExploreMerritt to give us permission to share.
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Fall Into Merritt Promotional Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGd2xBm0jvg
For More Information Contact:
Will George, Tourism and Economic Development Manager
City Hall: (250) 378-4224
For more information visit: www.tourismmerritt.com