The Alabama Tourism Department (ATD) held a series of 7 educational seminars across the state in February 2022. The seminars featured best practices for DMOs and attractions, hotels, and other tourism points of interest in connection with various tourism websites including www.alabama.travel and Google.
Claire Barrentine or Bill Dinan of Intermark Group presented on best practices in connection with ATD’s website, Alabama.travel. ATD staff member Pam Smith also answered questions.
Josh Wray of Miles Media Partnership presented information and best practices concerning Google Local Guides and Google businesses listings while also touching on other major tourism websites and the importance of how to have your best foot forward digitally.
You can call for help
- Pam Smith offered to help tourism entities if they have trouble using https://partners.alabama.travel, the partner portal link for ATD’s website. Her contact is firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 353-4541. There is no charge for her help.
- For the six month period following the presentations Miles Partnership offers free help with Goggle and other major tourism websites (Yelp, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia) To set up a help session, go to this link, https://calendly.com/milespartnershipgoogledmo/alabama-office-hours-clone?month=2022-02 Last day for this free help is August 23, 2022.
You can download Video and PDFs of Presentations from the seminar
- Videos and PDFs of Josh Wray’s presentation be found at this link, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DSmk7AfSP4B6jk0hyzjgYNru2P-I_FXD
- A video presentation and PFD of Intermark Group’s presentation on ATD’s partner portal for ATD’s website can be found at this link, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tso8C4O26x6CAPji08tl1vHkWZsyQfOj