Mendocino County Visitor Centers Expand and Get Makeovers

Mendocino County Visitor Centers Expand and Get Makeovers
New Hours and Center Resources Will Ultimately Increase County Travel & Tourism Dollars

MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif. – (July 1, 2009) – To make a great County even better, Mendocino County Visitors Centers are sprucing things up a bit, expanding hours, and making the entire experience first rate. As part of the new Visit Mendocino County campaign, five key welcome centers will augment staff hours, upgrade computers with County information, expand information displays and even add restrooms.

“The goal is to make the entire visitor experience even better that it already is,” said Scott Schneider, President and CEO, Visit Mendocino County. “Our research shows conclusively that when visitors have more quality travel information provided by a friendly County host, they will stay longer. This provides more County revenue and makes an even better experience and more return visitors.”

Centers include the Ford House Museum and Visitor Center, Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, Willits Chamber of Commerce, Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce. For the first time ever, the County will now have a Visitor Center open seven days a week.

“Since the County expanded the marketing campaign to bring in more Visitors, we get more and more busy,” said Lynn Kennelly, Executive Director, Willits Chamber of Commerce. “For example, we used to only refill the information racks once every week or so. We have been getting more and more visitors coming in looking for County activities, lodging and more. Not only are we busier, we are seeing the positive impact in our community and throughout the County. Expanding visitor services and resources is paying off for everyone.”

Most Centers have already completed their renovations for the busy summer and fall months.

“The next step is improving way finding and signage to Visitors Centers,” said Schneider. “This is just one example of how the County’s Travel Research Study is being fulfilled. We are all excited to continue our successful growth, and the study data shows that our efforts have already paid off. We look forward to another great season of travel.”

For more information on Mendocino County, call 866-466-3636 (866-GoMendo), or visit www.gomendo.com.

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Media Contact: Mark Sejvar, HypeHouse, Inc., 415-788-4114, mark@hypehouse.com



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