Bronte Country website celebrates 20th anniversary
Launched back in February 1997, the Bronte Country website was originally set up by Bradford based Internet marketing consultancy Eagle Intermedia Publishing Ltd. as an initiative to help promote the Bronte Birthplace and its environs in Thornton on the outskirts of Bradford. However the site quickly expanded to include information about Haworth, Bradford, Saltaire, Kirklees and Calderdale, as well as other places in the West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Pennines having associations with the Brontes. The area was of course already world famous for its literary connections, but the Internet has proved a highly effective medium for communicating interest and helping visitors plan their travel arrangements from within the UK and abroad.
Today the Bronte Country suite of websites typically attracts hundreds of visitors a day from all over the world (with large surges in traffic often being observed during screenings of TV programmes about the Brontes and the Bronte Country area), and has (along with Eagle Intermedia's other Yorkshire tourist information sites) no doubt made a significant contribution in boosting Yorkshire's thriving tourism economy.
This view is backed up by the Bronte Country website's existing advertising clients, which include hotels, guest houses, campsites and self-catering holiday cottages in the area.
Says David Sisley of the Apothecary Guest House in Haworth: "The Apothecary Guest House in Haworth has been advertising on the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country websites for almost fourteen years now, and we are delighted with the bookings and interest we have received since first joining the site way back in May 2003. Booking have increased, and we are receiving enquiries from all over the world because of our listings. Congratulations on the 20th anniversary – and looking forward to seeing how the site develops over the years to come !"
Frank Towers of the Upwood Park holiday park near Oxenhope says: "Over the years the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country sites have been big drivers of traffic to our own website, helping raise the profile of our offering to visitors from home and abroad."
Other tourism businesses in the area report similar levels of satisfaction: According to Jodie Darnbrook of Leeming Wells which is also located near Oxenhope [the management of the Bronte Country websites has been..] "providing a great service with a friendly but professional manner. We look forward to being affiliated with Eagle intermedia for years to come."
Besides promoting accommodation in the area the Bronte Country suite of websites provide access to information on places to visit, places to eat and drink, events, how to get there, and even property for sale in the region. With links to related community organisations and charities in the area the Bronte Country suite of websites also provide access to information of interest to locals as well as tourists planning their trips from afar.
Over the years since its original foundation the Bronte Country suite of websites has expanded to include "self standing" sites for Haworth, Bradford and Saltaire (which is of course also now famous in its own right as a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site).
Using a similar business model as for Bronte Country Eagle Intermedia has also gone on to develop siilar sites dealing with other areas of Yorkshire, including the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, and the Yorkshire Coast.
For more information please contact Eagle Intermedia.
[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia February 2017.]