The map will focus primarily on the Old Town area in the city of Alexandria.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities, distributed free to area visitors at travel information and rest areas as well as at advertiser locations.
The Alexandria map will highlight local attractions and things to do, restaurants, festivals and fairs, accommodations, retail shops, real estate and other services. Each advertiser on the map will be represented with a display ad surrounding the perimeter of the map, including a color-coded grid locator and their actual building hand-drawn, highlighted and labeled, making it easy to locate.
“This map will be a little different than other Alexandria maps,” said Roberts. “For starters, it will be a map concentrated on Old Town. Unlike other maps of the area, you won’t have to unfold it or sift through a booklet to find it.”
A 2008 graduate of George Mason University, Roberts first heard about Resort Maps through a family acquaintance who owns the Charleston, South Carolina Resort Maps. After residing in nearby Fairfax during her college years, she thought Resort Maps would be a perfect fit for Old Town Alexandria. The rest, as they say, is history. “This really is a perfect fit for Old Town and for my life,” said Roberts, currently employed in sales.
“So far, the response from potential advertisers has been phenomenal and we’re looking to sell out the map soon.”
The Alexandria Resort Map will offer a treasure trove of things to do for people vacationing in the area or just out for a day or two. Resort Maps free ‘souvenir style’ maps will be on display at local advertisers’ locations as well as at many non-advertiser locations throughout Old Town and the city of Alexandria. The Alexandria map plans to hit the streets April 2011, just in time for cherry blossom season.
The Alexandria Resort Map will also be available online at resortmaps.com, along with interactive maps to more than 100 areas that Resort Maps covers.
These interactive maps allow the viewer to read a description of each business as they scroll over each building and to connect to the website of the business for further information.
For information on how to advertise on the initial Alexandria Resort Map, you can email Sally Roberts at sallyr[.]resortmaps.com or call 703-596-5442.
About Resort Maps
Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Resort Maps (resortmaps.com) has been creating and publishing advertising maps in the northeastern U.S. since 1986. In 1993, Resort Maps expanded its reach by creating a franchise model for distribution of its colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities.
Today, that network of franchises has grown to more than 100 Resort Maps in publication in the US and the UK, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, with several more in the process of being published. Nearly 20 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2010. For more information on Resort Maps and/or the franchise opportunity, visit resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277. Resort Maps franchises serve cities and towns in California (Carmel, Monterey), Colorado (Boulder, Breckenridge, Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, Denver, Vail & Beaver Creek, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Summit County), Delaware (Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Boca Raton, Clearwater Beach and Gulf Beaches, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Key West, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Tarpon Springs), Georgia (Savannah/Tybee Island), Kentucky (Lexington) Maine (Bar Harbor/Acadia, Boothbay region, Camden-Rockland, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Portland, York-Ogunquit), Maryland (Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Ocean City, Solomons Island, St. Mary’s County), Massachusetts (Berkshires, Brewster/Harwich/Dennis, Chatham-Orleans, Eastham-Wellfleet, Falmouth, Hyannis-Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Newburyport, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Worcester), Michigan (Northern Michigan/Petoskey/Harbor Springs; Traverse City), New Hampshire (Franconia/Notch Region, Hampton Beach, Hanover/Lebanon , Keene, Lakes Region, Mount Washington Valley, Portsmouth), New Jersey (Barnegat Bay, Cape May, Hoboken/Jersey City, Hunterdon, Lambertville , Long Beach Island, New Brunswick, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Sandy Hook), New York (The North Fork, Lake George , Lake Placid, Saratoga Springs, The Hamptons,), North Carolina (Asheville, Brunswick County, Hendersonville , Outer Banks, Salisbury and Rowan County, Sandhills, Wilmington,), Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Chestnut Hill, Delaware River Valley, Gettysburg, Lehigh Valley, The Main Line, Lancaster), Rhode Island (Newport, Providence), South Carolina (Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach), Tennessee (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), Texas (North Texas, including Fort Worth), Vermont (Addison County/Brandon, Barre/Montpelier, Burlington, Killington/Rutland, Mad River Valley, Manchester, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Waterbury/Richmond, Woodstock/Quechee) and Virginia (Alexandria, Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula) —as well as towns and cities in England (Chicester, Lewes), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Vieques, Culebra) and Costa Rica (Escazu-Santa Ana).
Submitted by PR Works on behalf of ResortMaps.