The North Carolina
VisitGaston.org covers everything from lodging and meals to
attractions, festivals and events. The site has a clean, uncluttered look with
photos that showcase various places throughout the county.
The site highlights such
Whitewater Center and McAdenville's annual
There is also a link allowing visitors to sign up for an e-newsletter.
"The new website is user-friendly, attractive and informative," says Walt Israel, director of Gaston Country Travel & Tourism. "It needed to be a comprehensive planning guide for visitors and offer in-depth info, so we took our time and did it right. We've been very pleased."
M2 Design of Charlotte created the new
site, incorporating features such as Google mapping with directions to hotels
and attractions. The search-engine
friendly site also includes photo galleries, weather forecasts and social media.
"I like things clean and organized,
so it was important to make it easy to get information on the site," says
Melissa McCauley of M2 Design. "A lot of
websites are confusing to navigate and get around. We wanted to avoid that."
There is a calendar of events that can easily be updated by the staff at Visit Gaston, and the color schemes will change seasonally.
"We gave it a warm, cozy
feel," McCauley says. "It is part of a strategy to develop a brand
and the web presence. The look of the new visitors guide and website really go together."
For more information or to request the visitors guide, go to www.VisitGaston.org, or call (800) 849-9994.