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13th October 2016

Changes to Web Entries on the Shropshire Tourism Website

The Good News! – Alasdair Sawday, Johansens and others…. As properties no longer need to be graded to appear on the Shropshire Tourism website we can now accept a range of other awards and commendations. So if you have an award from one of the above or indeed any other organisation that you wish to appear on your own web entry on the Shropshire Tourism website just let us know and we will add it for you. The Bad News - Sykes Cottages Although you now longer have to be graded to appear on the Shropshire Tourism website, many members will already be aware that Sykes Cottages no longer inspect properties to a strict set of defined grading criteria when awarding properties a number of ticks. We wrote to Sykes regarding the matter, and after numerous attempts to speak to them to discuss the situation, we have received no feedback whatsoever.

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13th October 2016

A Special Web Offer for Shropshire Tourism Members

With over 50% of visitors are doing their travel research using tablets or mobile phones, and Google continuing to penalise the ranking of non-mobile friendly websites, the need for your website to be mobile-friendly (responsive) continues to grow. So if your website is not responsive you could be losing out on potential customers and even losing customers to competitors websites that are mobile-friendly. Shropshire Tourism are offering members a £100 discount off any NEW responsive website commissioned with us before the 30th November 2016 (this includes the member discount already in place). So don't delay, call Abby on 01743 261919.

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20th September 2016

Escape to The Country, Bargain Hunt…and King Arthur!

We have been busy lately liaising with various press visits and PR opportunities for the county. Filming has recently taken place for both Escape to the Country and Bargain Hunt, with the later taking in Whittington Castle.

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19th September 2016

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

The awards; now in its 28th year, recognises businesses and individuals that offer exceptional products and customer service. This year will see ‘Family Friendly Business of the Year’, ‘GREAT China Welcome of the Year’ and ‘Afternoon Tea of the Year’ added to the list of 16 core categories including hotel, boutique/guest accommodation, bed and breakfast, ‘glamping’, self-catering, taste of England and guided tour.

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19th September 2016

Promo Video Production - Members Discount

We are now excited to offer our members discounted rates on professional promotional video. Local social enterprise, Green Leaf Eco Films, will produce a polished, informative, one minute promo video for the discounted rate of £150. They also offer our members YouTube channel design, set-up and tuition - plus more in-depth film production - all at special rates.

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19th September 2016

Google to penalise intrusive ads on your website

In a bid to make the experience even more friendly on mobile, Google are soon to be decreasing the rank of websites that make use of intrusive ads. From January 10th 2017, any website that makes use of an ad or content that requires the user to dismiss in order to read content, will be penalised by Google within search results.

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