Travel 2.0: New OCeanfront Blog Delivers Destination Insights, Visitor Tips

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Incorporating travel video, images and news from the Orange County, CA coast, the newly launched OCeanfront Blog is an online resource for travelers, bloggers and journalists alike.

The OCeanfront, CA -- coastal Orange County, California

With the launch of The OCeanfront Blog, we hope to deepen that conversation by offering more information, links and multimedia content to help people experience our destination virtually before deciding to visit.

Furthering its mission to become a one-stop resource for travel information on the Orange County coast, The OCeanfront destination alliance recently launched The OCeanfront Blog as part of its Travel 2.0 initiative. Weekly posts cover a range of topics from luxury family travel to wedding planning and include information and insider travel tips for The OCeanfront's four elite beach communities -- Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Dana Point.

"We recently joined Facebook and Twitter to begin listening and communicating with travelers and travel writers on a one-on-one basis," says OCeanfront Chairwoman, Sue O'Shea. "With the launch of The OCeanfront Blog, we hope to deepen that conversation by offering more information, links and multimedia content to help people experience our destination virtually before deciding to visit."

With the goal of providing helpful planning information to travelers and Orange County residents, as well as news and story ideas for travel writers, posts to The OCeanfront Blog include:

  •     Beach Resort Weddings with tips on where to find to-die-for cakes, news about The Resort at Pelican Hill's "wedding butler" service, and video footage of The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort's wedding and reception locations; options for smaller, intimate weddings are also covered.
  •     Kid-Friendly Beach Vacations, introducing Paintbox, the children-only club at Montage Laguna Beach, as well as Camp Pelican at The Resort at Pelican Hill and Slyders Water Playground at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, which features three waterslides and other poolside fun for young guests.
  •     OCeanfront Dining Experiences that offer more than just great food, such as dinner/theater packages, weekend poolside barbecues, live music and an affordable afternoon lunch/spa escape.

Travelers and writers who wish to stay abreast of the latest news, tips and deals from The OCeanfront can subscribe to the RSS feed and receive updates via email or blog readers such as Google, AOL and others.

For more information on The OCeanfront Blog or the news and updates contained therein, please contact Michelle McCue at michelle(at)mccuecommunications.com or (213) 985-1011. Quotes and interview access to The OCeanfront's members and chairperson can be arranged; images and video clips are also available for inclusion in blog or online news postings by visiting our Flickr account or by request.

About The OCeanfront
The OCeanfront is a destination alliance comprising Orange County, California's four magnificent coastal communities: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point. This stretch of Southern California coastline is home to some of the world's most breathtaking beaches, award-winning resorts and spas, superior restaurants, championship golf, distinguished cultural events and venues, abundant outdoor activities, world-class shopping and much more. The OCeanfront alliance consists of eight hotels and resorts - The Balboa Bay Club & Resort; The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort; Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa; Island Hotel Newport Beach; Montage Laguna Beach; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Surf & Sand Resort; and The Resort at Pelican Hill. Other members of The OCeanfront include the Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza urban shopping retreats, and the Anaheim/OC Visitors and Convention Bureau, Dana Point Visitors Bureau, Huntington Beach Marketing & Visitors Bureau, Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, and Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau. For more information, call (213) 985-1011 or visit TheOCeanfrontCA.com

Media Contact:
Michelle McCue
michelle (at) mccuecommunications (dot) com
(213) 985-1011

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