Do you have a map of your Town/City that you give guests or have available?

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We have a whole slew of local maps, some are for wine touring, some for Nature Conservancy properties,  there is a walking map for the town which lists all the businesses that belong to the Chamber of Commerce (about 99%)  

County maps, etc. also we have a great promotion called "passport to fun" which has a lot of 2 for 1s and other coupons and golf specials.  Guests sign up for that before leaving home and then get it when they check in.

I make up map packages for each cottage as a welcome packet. It includes all the info I can gather and it is presented in one of my reusable shopping bags, which is theirs to keep.  My guests love this.

These maps are free from our CVB and Chamber of Commerce as well as Pure Michigan.

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that's good as hopefully they will take the info home and it will encourage them to come again

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We get free maps from a local entity that finances the printing through advertising on the maps.  Our tourist bureau is a joke.

I also provide custom maps for different itineraries along with GPS coordinates to area attractions and restaurants.

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I created a map and tour for my area because there was none and it was so well received that the local chamber of commerce picked up the cost of printing 10,000 of them!

Then I created a local "Wine & Dine" tour rack card and 12  local wineries & restaurants to pitch in to cover costs.  Each paid $30 to participate and I got 5000 rack cards printed and distributed throughout the area.

Both of these projects cost me only time, no money and by going and meeting local business owners it put my Inn in the forefront of their minds when they are asked where to stay in my area.  Now I have 2 very nice publications that I hand out to my guests both designed by me but paid for by businesses other than myself.

 

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elkems wrote:

I created a map and tour for my area because there was none and it was so well received that the local chamber of commerce picked up the cost of printing 10,000 of them!

Then I created a local "Wine & Dine" tour rack card and 12  local wineries & restaurants to pitch in to cover costs.  Each paid $30 to participate and I got 5000 rack cards printed and distributed throughout the area.

Both of these projects cost me only time, no money and by going and meeting local business owners it put my Inn in the forefront of their minds when they are asked where to stay in my area.  Now I have 2 very nice publications that I hand out to my guests both designed by me but paid for by businesses other than myself.

 

fantastic!

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EXCELLENT!

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yes

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our tourist information do one - advertisers pay to be on it and that pays for the map - they come out in big pads of peel off maps

Our chamber of commerce does the same thing for members so we get those as well - they cover more area

 

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

our tourist information do one - advertisers pay to be on it and that pays for the map - they come out in big pads of peel off maps

Our chamber of commerce does the same thing for members so we get those as well - they cover more area

 

Inverness is useless for things like that. There used to be  a leaflet that listed all the restaurants in the town, and it was very popular with guests. It was like gold-dust. I spent ages trying to chase some down, was eventually told to see reception at the town hall, of course when I called in the receptionist looked at me like I was speaking Greek.

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That's strange, since I posted the above a guest left a leaflet in the room called "Inverness places to eat and drink". I didn't even know it existed, it's really good, it has all the places listed/numbered and a map showing locations. Let's hope it's easier to get copies than it's predecessor. 

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It is called xerox if you cannot get them

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gillumhouse wrote:

It is called xerox if you cannot get them

I don't think it's been called a xerox for about 30 years. laughlaughlaughlaughlaugh

The maps are bigger than A4 so not easy to copy, they do have a downloadable PDF version on their website which is A4 but they've squished all the information to get it on 1 page, so it's not very easy to read.

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I told you I am OLD!!

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You are NOT old - you are in keeping with your period property - LOL, this is a pun from Maddie's thread about dated décor lol

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gillumhouse wrote:

I told you I am OLD!!

You could have said mimeograph.

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True! We used to sniff them

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we have this for that - www.cityfoodanddrink.com - very nice lady who does it (she also does specialised printing  menus all sorts but I don't know her range - restaurants buy and add which pays for the lieflet to be printed middle is a map with coupons for the restaurants all round it to cut out so costs me nothing and its a nice perk for guests.

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I voted sorta -

Have a personally made map of city mainly for restaurants which we have marked.

We do have maps of big city near us which show mainly tourist areas.  And we have state maps for those in need and we have regional maps in 2 versions.  With 2 state welcome centers in less than 2 miles from me in 2 directions getting any map we want is not difficult.

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We have two different maps of our town and region that we give guests, a "cartoon" map and a more traditional road map (we are advertisers on both maps).

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I have WV and PA State maps to give to guests.

 

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I have town maps I offer to every check-in and I grab town maps for other towns from the tourist info center in case someone is headed to those places and they need directions. And state maps. And state maps for a couple of other states. I know that was more than you asked but I love maps!

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I voted sorta, I have a piece of software that allows me to scale and print maps.

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Yes, but the tourist bureau makes a big deal out of getting them to me. Like they are for me.

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But can get it quickly at City Hall. Plus, my City is so small that finding anything is NOT a problem.

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