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THERE'S A GOOD WEB SITE, BUT IT'S NOT TOURISM'S

Dear Source:
First, I have to say thanks for being there — you are a wonderful link for transplanted V.I. natives and potential tourists!
Second, I took a look at the new Tourism website and was appalled! It is dull and uninviting. I will reserve final judgment until they declare it up and finished, but it is a very poor first effort. I found too little emphasis on culture and entertainment aspects for tourists — seems like there 's nothing to do.
And, I think they should force feed more photos without users having to click around and "beg" for them. If I were a casual web surfer, the site would have lost me quickly. But we'll see.
Just for fun, try to get the hotel rate sheet … very amusing. It is a scan of a multi-fold brochure that is too tiny to read without many enlargements and comes in halfway upside down. Come on! … And some of the photos they show are arranged by the wrong island!
If you want to see a quick and easy tourism site look at www.VisitStCroix.com. It is not nearly as "sophisticated" but includes lots of neat information, is very enticing and actually makes you want to visit. I am sure the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce can give Tourism some tips.
I'll check back to the Tourism site when it "grows up."
Norman Ussery
Williamsport, Pa.

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Dear Source:
First, I have to say thanks for being there -- you are a wonderful link for transplanted V.I. natives and potential tourists!
Second, I took a look at the new Tourism website and was appalled! It is dull and uninviting. I will reserve final judgment until they declare it up and finished, but it is a very poor first effort. I found too little emphasis on culture and entertainment aspects for tourists -- seems like there 's nothing to do.
And, I think they should force feed more photos without users having to click around and "beg" for them. If I were a casual web surfer, the site would have lost me quickly. But we'll see.
Just for fun, try to get the hotel rate sheet ... very amusing. It is a scan of a multi-fold brochure that is too tiny to read without many enlargements and comes in halfway upside down. Come on! ... And some of the photos they show are arranged by the wrong island!
If you want to see a quick and easy tourism site look at www.VisitStCroix.com. It is not nearly as "sophisticated" but includes lots of neat information, is very enticing and actually makes you want to visit. I am sure the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce can give Tourism some tips.
I'll check back to the Tourism site when it "grows up."
Norman Ussery
Williamsport, Pa.