PRLog - June 11, 2008 - MUNICH, Germany -- Presence and publicity in the internet is nearly an obligation for each company, particularly for hotels and tourist places because nowadays many people use the WWW to learn something about the destination and get some fresh impressions before they travel anywhere. They are many, almost too many websites which were created exactly for this target group, they look all the same and visitors just get bored due to same old-school representation.
Preview of the worldmap for the stars and triangles.
The website http://www.top1000destinations.com brings some change into the tourism business. Here visitors can find good hotels and attractive destinations (cities, objects of interest, nature parks, beautiful landscapes etc.) which are indicated by two different symbols on the world map, a star and a triangle. A star stands for a hotel and a triangle for an exiting or picturesque tourist place or a place in a nice natural landscape.
Hotels and tourist places can rent a star or a triangle for one or several years. The star or the triangle is then placed on the appropriate place on the world map and represents then virtually the hotel or the tourist place. If a visitor of the website moves his mouse over the star or the triangle a tooltip (small window, no new website) appears which contains a small information text that describes the hotel or destination briefly and additionally - that is here the main thing – shows a GIF-animation or a flash slideshow which shows the hotel or the tourist place from its most beautiful side.
And the internet surfer casually finds hotel and tourist places that he or she would have perhaps never noticed in the huge WWW with all its countless websites.
The quality of hotels and travel destinations
That is however not yet everything because not every hotel can rent a star here. The hotel must be evaluated at least three stars or higher and it must also be able to show good reviews of former guests. These reviews can be checked on the well-known websites for hotel evaluations.
The tourist places too which want to apply for a triangle must be able to show a certain attractiveness, regarded from the cultural or/and scenic point of view.
How does it work?
Each hotel and each tourist place can rent a star or triangle for at least one year and €10. Afterwards the hotel or tourist place can extend the contract for a further year or years, assumed the hotel didn’t suffer any serious quality loss during the rental contract and thus lost the prerequisites.
Hotels and tourist places which receive a promise, that means they fulfil the requirements, can send a GIF animation or SWF file (flash slideshow ) of their own together with an information text via e-mail which then appear both in the tooltip.
The website is internationally held, that means everything is written in English. This however should not represent a problem for the experienced internet surfer who is not a native speaker but has a basic knowledge of the English language, particularly since the website is held very simply, everything is rather visual and visitors understand offhand what it is all about.
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BBOnlineProduction is a one-man internet business which wants to inspire tourists, holiday-makers and travelers in a simple and unique way with new travel ideas and offers hotels and tourist places the chance to be more present in the WWW, to get more attention from visitors and to attract more guests.