Travelers now have a comprehensive website that covers lodging, restaurants, events, attractions and things-to-do in Banner Elk.
Banner Elk’s Tourism Development Authority unveiled the site – BannerElk.com – on Sept. 18. It replaces a small, outdated site which did not fully integrate all the info sought by tourists when planning a visit to this popular walkabout village in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The new site focuses on two priorities. The first is providing complete, detailed listings of all lodging options available in Banner Elk, including: cabins, condos, hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns and vacation rentals.
The second priority is showcasing the myriad activities available to visitors. Folks can access info about the artistic, cultural, and outdoor pursuits that make Banner Elk a great place to visit in the High Country of North Carolina.
There’s also info about a thriving food scene which has earned Banner Elk the reputation as “the culinary hotspot of the High Country.” Food aficionados indulge in everything from five-star white linen dining to upscale casual to down-home cooking to tasty delis.
Big Boom Design of Asheville built the website to be both responsive and visually appealing on devices of all shapes and sizes.
“BannerElk.com uses the latest technology to incorporate a bundle of plug-ins that we’ve spent the past two years designing and building,” says Boomer Sassmann of Big Boom Design. “The design is fully responsive to adjust content seamlessly between desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. And, a new directory management systems makes it easy to update content.”
For TDA chairperson Mike Dunn, creating the new site indicates that the organization is ready to play a larger role in attracting leisure travelers.
“In this day and age when everybody is connected in some way, shape or form, most travelers rely on the internet to gather information,” Dunn says. “We have to capitalize on the number of people who do their research online. We have to create that ‘top of mind’ awareness for trips and vacations to the North Carolina mountains.”
To view the website, go online to www.BannerElk.com.