Corinth Area CVB website changes drawing attention

This screen capture shows the top of the corinth.net website, which has seen a recent increase in page visits.

This screen capture shows the top of the corinth.net website, which has seen a recent increase in page visits.

By Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The revamp of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website is yielding good results, providing more information and inter-connectivity with different organizations, Internet consultant Mia Nickels told the CVB board during Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting.

Visits to the website at www.corinth.net for the period Jan. 17-Feb. 16, were good, despite the fact that the period after the Christmas holidays is a slow month for tourism.

Nickels said the link between the CVB’s original website and the Facebook page have boosted visits to both sites, and the new e-magazine coming in March should attract even more visitors.

Both sites also include upcoming events from throughout the area, with participants in a monthly information session contributing updates and calendar items from their organizations.

Community links will take visitors to other websites and Facebook pages including Crossroads Arena, Corinth/Alcorn Parks and Recreation, Crossroads Museum at The Depot, city of Corinth, The Alliance, Main Street Corinth, Corinth-Alcorn Airport, Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Corinth Contraband Camp, Shiloh National Military Park and more.

Nickels also has developed a thumb drive that CVB Executive Director Christy Burns can give to tour operators and other group organizers. It is loaded with information and brochures they can access as needed, and it reduces the volume of paper brochures the CVB distributes in answering information requests.

In addition, the board approved two grant requests: $2,476.25 for Crossroads Museum advertising for the Green Market and $2,500 for the March 1 Motocross show at the Crossroads Museum.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com