has announced that the new tourism website for Bournemouth (www.Bournemouth.co.uk, one of Britain’s premier seaside destinations, is now live.The Russell Court Hotel, located in the centre of Bournemouth, was the first accommodation provider to receive a booking on the new look website, and a substantial number of bookings for this and other accommodation providers have already been made.
The launch follows the signing of a five-year agreement between Tiscover and Bournemouth, which was announced in January 2004.
Tiscover powers Bournemouth’s entire web presence, and manages the city’s accommodation booking engine and back-office administrative system.
The new look website, www.bournemouth.co.uk, will now provide visitors with an at-a-glance guide to Bournemouth’s attractions and events, and the ability to search and book from hundreds of accommodation providers.
Bournemouth is also present on Tiscover.co.uk, Tiscover’s recently launched UK
portal, featuring other customers of the system provider including, the East of England Tourist Board and Plymouth.
The destination’s increased online presence will enable local tourism businesses to maximise revenues and will see the region promoted to a national and international audience through Tiscover.com and further portals.
Jon Weaver, marketing and events manager at Bournemouth Borough Council said: “We are pleased to announce that Bournemouth.co.uk is now live and that The Russell Court Hotel has already seen the benefits of having an online presence.
“We are proud of the site, and know that our new and extended online presence, both through our own portal and Tiscover.co.uk, will insure Bournemouth and our surrounding region attracts even more domestic and international visitors.
“Tourism is a major part of this region’s economy, therefore it is imperative that we utilise the internet to help raise awareness of the area and the businesses that operate within it.”
Karsten Kärcher, executive director of sales, marketing and finance at Tiscover said: “We have worked hard to create an online presence that Bournemouth can be proud of, and we wish the destination every success for its online operation.
“The launch of Bournemouth.co.uk follows hot-on-the-heels of the unveiling of our own UK portal Tiscover.co.uk, which we launched with the intention of mirroring Tiscover’s European success in the UK.”