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Sumter County’s Tourism Website

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:49 am

Sumter County announces the premier of the new Sumter County Tourism Website at
The site is the tourism portal to all there is to experience in Sumter County. The site contains information on tourism attractions such as airboat rides, fishing camps, historical sites, as well as restaurant listings for hungry travelers and lodging options for overnight visitors. The site also boasts a mapping feature that pinpoints attractions within Google Maps™ and recommends nearby eateries and accommodations based on your current location.
According to Doug Smiley, President of Tangent Media, (the site’s developer), besides the usual tourism related fodder, the website will seek to incorporate “Sumter stories” (real stories of users’ experiences while visiting Sumter County), complete with images, videos and other user generated content, whenever possible. “User generated content is key to an effective tourism marketing strategy,” said Smiley. “There is no more compelling advertising than the testimonial of an actual visitor having a great experience while visiting the county, then telling others through their own words and pictures.”
Commissioner Doug Gilpin, Chairman of the Sumter County Tourism Development Council, reiterated Sumter County’s commitment to tourism: “We need an informative and compelling website to promote our many diverse tourism assets.  We also have several other initiatives in the works aimed at bolstering tourism throughout the county, including a series of sporting and recreational events and an upgraded fairgrounds facility, with a schedule full of exciting new entertainment options.”
Sumter County businesses that benefit from tourism visitation have been asked to participate in this online promotional opportunity by submitting current contact information, pricing, descriptive copy and quality imagery to to ensure their businesses are well represented.
The mailing address for submitting hardcopy materials is: Tourism Materials, c/o Tangent Media!, 7257 CR 219, Suite B, Wildwood, Florida 34785*.
*Any materials received will become the property of Sumter County with all appropriate rights reserved for its use in tourism marketing and promotions.