We’re beginning the fight back to economic recovery by recognising that its people and landscape are Waterford’s abundant and true natural resources.
This is a a beta version of our new online tourism platform – itsafeeling.com – to showcase the county’s rich and varied tourism product.
Its our intention to leverage public and business participation – YOU – by a planned integration of online influencers and social media in the whole project. We want those with an interest in tourism development in County Waterford to comment, blog and tweet their thoughts over the coming weeks.
We’re living in remarkable times and are experiencing an incredible increase in our ability to share, to cooperate with one another, and to take collective action to take control of our future. We are attempting to take some control of our own destiny here in Waterford by creating an all encompassing brand to show the people of the world what we have to offer. We’re doing this in cooperation with the public and Waterford county businesses not only as stakeholders but also as co-creators and promoters of this brand.
A catalyst for this new initiative is itsafeeling.com. This is a full social and community engagement platform with all the latest tools to allow the public to interact and influence the development of the platform and engage with business, amenity and service providers. The ability to co-create and comment on blogs, to browse videos, to upload images, to link in with social media feeds such as Facebook and Twitter are all provided in one simple to use platform.
Ultimately we want the people and service providers of Waterford County taking ownership of this and to have a product, ultimately, that will allow a world-wide audience get a feel for and hopefully plan a trip to the county. Eventually we should have everything worth doing from a visitor point of view showcased on the site. This will give consumers a simple platform for planning a holiday and gives tourism businesses the opportunity and tools to reach a worldwide audience.
We recognise that we need to work harder and smarter than ever to secure market share in the current economic climate. Anyone promoting a festival, event, venue, business or accommodation in Waterford County now has the tools to do so with ‘itsafeeling.com’. So hopefully you will get some use from the site and please feel free to participate.