London Gatwick Airport in the UK, has launched a new online tourist information library, in a joint venture with local organisations.
The new resource, Aroundgatwick.com is providing visitors with information about the region and its premium attractions, along with travel information and route maps. The site is offering its users information on visiting almost everything in the south east of England, including gardens, castles, vineyards and museums, be it for short trips or for longer breaks to neighbouring Sussex and Surrey, Kent in the east, or the New Forest in the west.
Lindsay Baldwin, the head of airport communications at Gatwick, said, ‘This is the first time we have been able to offer a tourist information service to passengers and we are pleased to be able to have this in place in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
We are training over 300 Team London Ambassadors and hope they will be able to use this new site as we think this will add terrific value for passengers wanting to explore the region while they are here.’
Tourism South East, the authority in charge of managing the project, is of the opinion that the new website will benefit passengers at the airport and local businesses alike.
The managing director for Tourism South East, Peter Colling, said, ‘We are delighted to be working with Gatwick Airport on a range of initiatives to improve the welcome for visitors and encourage them to experience the fantastic range of cultural and heritage attractions that the region offers.’