Visit Devon County-Wide Site Delivers Benefits for All
11th December 2016
Categories: DMS Homepage News
Visit Devon now has a brand new county-wide destination site following the completion of a major project by the team at New Mind | tellUs this month.
The new site, www.visitdevon.co.uk has been developed to support Devon's leisure and business tourism, positioning the county as expansive, intriguing and diverse. In 2015, Devon's golden sandy beaches, wild moors, famous food culture and thriving arts scene attracted 5.75m visitors, including 460k overseas visitors.
New Mind | tellUs already has a significant presence in the county, having developed destination sites for the English Riviera, Plymouth, South Devon, Dartmoor and Exeter. However, the new Visit Devon site complements the existing individual destination sites, presenting one unified solution to the visitor with the ability to search for attractions, accommodation, events and food and drink establishments across the entire county for the first time. For the destinations themselves, a shared platform eliminates duplication of effort, improves efficiency and calloborative working and introduces new commercial opportunities for all, so benefits have been delivered across the county.
The new www.visitdevon.co.uk has been developed as a fully responsive site utilising a striking super desktop format incorporating expansive imagery and clear, intuitive navigation. The county's businesses have access to a wide range of promotional tools including flexible banner ad packages, social media integration, TripAdvisor reviews and built-in performance tracking. The addition of Google Translate aids the browsing experience for Devon's international visitors.
Simon Fishwick of Visit Devon comments: "The new website is a major investment for Visit Devon and it will enable both domestic and international tourists to access information covering the whole of Devon for the first time. Visit Devon will be working with the area tourism partnerships and Visit Britain/England to maximise the impact of the website to ensure that Devon’s profile as a destination of choice is enhanced by making information easily available to the prospective visitor. The website is still under development but already we are seeing a surge in unique visits. We look forward to continuing to work with New Mind | tellUs to ensure that the website remains at the forefront of web design."