Advocacy / Innovation
Grey County has a lot to offer and we want the world to know it. In May 2015, the County proudly launched a brand new tourism website at VisitGrey.ca that highlights the very best of what the county has to offer visitors and residents alike. The all new site is filled with stunning photography and features the activities, places, and events that put Grey County on the map. It also offers travel stories, social media feeds, access to resources including suggested tours, brochures and newsletters, and employs easy-to-use google mapping.
The “Play, Eat, Stay, Unique to Grey” navigation format was determined by extensive user testing and ensures that visitors to the site find exactly what they are looking for easily. User testing was key in creating targeted content that is of most interest to visitors including seasonal activities, family fun, communities, and suggestions for adventure, culture and relaxation themed experiences. A powerful internal customer-focused system guarantees that people will find the content most relevant to their interests as they browse the site. The new VisitGrey.ca was the first website designed by Grey County’s IT department using an open source platform and is compatible with most tablets and smartphones. Residents can help promote tourism in Grey County by following @GreyTourism on Twitter, liking Grey County Tourism on Facebook and sharing news of the new website with friends and family.
Grey County invites all businesses and organizations that appeal to visitors the opportunity to showcase themselves on the new website. In order to ensure that your business, organization or event is “visitor friendly”, please refer to our criteria here at www.visitgrey.ca/tourism-business-criteria or contact Amanda Pausner, Tourism Specialist at: 519-376-3265 x6102. For more information please contact Philly Markowitz, Economic Development Officer at: Philly.Markowitz@grey.ca or 519-376-3365 ext. 6125, or Bryan Plumstead, Economic Development and Tourism Manager at: Bryan.Plumstead@grey.ca or 519-376-3365 ext. 6110.