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Entries from July 29th, 2006

City Beach Temporarily Closed

July 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments · News

Visitor Information for the Plattsburgh Beach

Update: City Beach Closes for the Year (8/21/06)

The Plattsburgh city beach is now closed for the season.

Plattsburgh faced budget cuts this year, so the beach opened later and closed earlier than usual.

The beach usually stays open through Labor Day weekend.

Access is still available at the Cumberland Bay State Park adjacent to the City Beach. Alternative beaches on Lake Champlain include Point au Roche and Ausable Point.

City beach closed

The Plattsburgh City Beach and the Cumberland Bay State Park beach were closed Thursday and Friday as a result of storm runoff and subsequent high bacteria levels. This means the water is full of crap.

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Adirondack Birding Mashup gets a Nod

July 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Google Maps Mania, my favorite site for tracking the latest mashups, mentions the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council’s latest website feature. The ADK Birding Guide features birdwatching locations throughout the 8 counties which make up the Adirondack Region. Most of the locations were selected because: 1) a known track-record of birding, 2) unique or protected habitat, 3) unique or protected species. Most are relatively easy to find and best of all, most are also free-of-charge.

Along with the my Birding Lens, all birder’s amateur or expert, should find a wealth of feathered friends to add to your Adirondack vacation experience.

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Krameresque Destination Promotion – 5 better ways to reach your audience

July 24th, 2006 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

“Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you’d like to see?”. You see, since Kramer doesn’t know what the customer wants, he simply lets them tell him so he can deliver the information that they want. The customer gets what they are seeking, he provides a desired and valued service.
This article lists 5 ways to better reach your target audience:

  1. Accept open-ended content from your users.
  2. Integrate customer content via seamless CMS.
  3. Let users rate content, add comments, and assign value.
  4. Let popular (valued) content rise to the top.
  5. Design CMS to aggregate relevant content from outside, and syndicate content to the rest of the world.