Explore Galena in a whole new way
Galena, IL (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Galena area tourists can now plan their travel itinerary and share reviews on the new Galena Trip Planner USA website developed by Ascendant Design, Ltd.
Inviting guests to "Explore Galena in a whole new way," the interactive site provides a comprehensive listing of area attractions, shopping, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts and events, empowering visitors and area businesses alike.
Benefits to visitors are many. Topping the list is the ability to read reviews and recommendations from fellow travelers. Vacationers may then create, share and print a personal itinerary based on their own preferences and interests. Upon completing their trip, travelers are asked to post a review and are rewarded by being put into a random drawing for monthly prizes. The site also offers handy, up-to-date travel tools such as Galena weather and local radio stations.
Galena area businesses gain added power to expand and customize their online listing, show special events, advertise in strategic site locations and offer money saving discounts on travel packages.
"We believe we provide the best combination of features available on any tourism website. Also, unlike most other tourism sites, we have local representation in the Galena area to insure we are accurately representing the needs and desires of this community," said Matt Skeens, President of Ascendant Design.
Privately developed over the past year, Galena Trip Planner USA is the product of months of research and hard work by Ascendant Design. "We began this project looking for opportunities that were not only a good match for our business but would also provide a public service. The website seemed like the perfect opportunity to promote tourism in Galena in a way that visitors will relate to."
Continued expansion of the site's content, functionality and features is planned throughout the upcoming year. Available now, merchants can promote their businesses through sponsored listings and banner advertisements. Soon, Galena Trip Planner USA will be announcing a broad suite of new features including the ability for businesses to customize their listings and run targeted email promotions and campaigns. "Simply put, our goal is to use this site to help the businesses in this community achieve phenomenal success. If we help make these businesses successful, then we will be successful."
Ascendant Design, Ltd is located in Sugar Grove, IL. Ascendant Design is a web design and development company which develops websites for a variety of clients and develops web based products owned and operated by Ascendant Design such as Galena Trip Planner USA.