Vail.net Destination Website Celebrates Growth and Remains the Go-to Place for Visitor Information and Advertiser Success

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One of the first portal websites representing the Vail, Colorado vacation product remains a favorite information source for consumers, and a top media performer for advertisers. Vail.net visitor traffic is up nearly 50% over summer 2009, indicating that interest in summer travel to the Vail Valley is trending up for consumers and that the Vail.net site is the comprehensive place to find out where to stay and what to do and see while vacationing in this mountain resort.

With the increased website visitors in 2010, it's a certain indicator that people are regaining interest in travel this year, and that they've identified the Vail Valley for the vacation value it offers in summer.

Established in 1996 in the early days of the worldwide web, Vail.net is celebrating 2010 with continued growth. This informative portal website has had a 48.3% increase in visitors year over year for the summer vacation planning window of May through mid-July 2010. Nearly 50,000 visitors logged on in the two and a half month period to find vacation planning information on Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards, Minturn and Eagle-- a region which has become known as the Vail Valley with its myriad regional attractions and amenities. Visitors to Vail.net find up-to-the-minute details on festivals, fairs, and food fests, summer adventures like golf, rafting, cycling, and hiking-- and of course, lodging, dining and spas for the entire region. With webcams, a blog rife with timely specials and offers, a robust regional calendar, river and mountain reports, flight and travel information and a local weather report, Vail.net is a comprehensive visitor information site with vast content that has earned it its distinction: Your ultimate Vail & Beaver Creek vacation planning guide.

"We are thrilled to continue to present this valuable content to guests of the Vail Valley, and to provide quality leads to our longstanding lodging and activity advertising partners-- a majority of which have been with us from the start," says Betty Neal, Manager of the Vail.net portal. "With the increased website visitors in 2010, it's a certain indicator that people are regaining interest in travel this year, and that they've identified the Vail Valley for the vacation value it offers in summer". In May through October, lodging in Vail is available at significantly lower rates than the peak winter ski season. In addition, the breadth of activities, daily flights into the Vail/Eagle County Airport and cultural events have defined this mountain resort as a prime summer destination.

Many visitors return year after year for the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and its visiting orchestras performing from June through early August. Guests love to relax in the auditorium seating or the grassy hillside at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to listen to the New York Philharmonic or Philadelphia Orchestra. The amphitheater also hosts free concerts on Tuesdays in the summer with its Hot Summer Nights concert series, where music lovers can take in bands like The Killdares, Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Laura Reed Trio.

Starting in late July and continuing through much of August, the venerable annual Vail International Dance Festival graces the stage of the Ford Amphitheater. In 2010, the lineup includes classical ballet with the New York City Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. The festival gracefully moves from one dance genre to another during this three-week entertainment extravaganza with contemporary work from Beijing Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Paul Taylor Dance Company, tap from Savion Glover, and tango with Natalia Hills and Gabriel Missé.

Visit Vail.net to research the details on these and other cultural events, find lodging, and explore things to do, dining and shopping options in the Vail Valley in Summer 2010.

About Vail.net

Vail.net is an advertising supported portal visitor information website with comprehensive information for the Vail Valley, a Colorado resort destination which is home to Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts, year-round recreation, world class events and cultural offerings, lodging, dining and shopping. Vail.net was established in 1996and has roughly 300,000 visitors per year. It is owned and operated by Resort Technology Partners (RTP) of Avon and Denver, Colorado, a company that specializes in integrated resort technology solutions to optimize the guest experience online, on location and on demand through third-party partner channels.

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Betty Neal, Manager
970.477.4852
betty (at) vail (dot) net

RTP, LLC
Brookside Office Center
37347 Highway 6, Suite 110
Avon, CO 81620
P.O. Box 8890
Avon, CO 81620
Main Phone: 970.477.4800
Main Fax: 970.477.4840

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