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With endless possibilities, visitors to Gettysburg have the chance to choose from Civil War History, theater, winery tours, and fun for all ages. Although great as a way to learn about America’s history in the summer months, the winter is ideal for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing followed by dinner and a show or a wine tasting.

With such a varied destination, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau is not new to promotion on the World Wide Web. In fact, after spending much time with a .com address and then a difficult to communicate address, the Gettysburg CVB took the opportunity to register its .travel, because it said exactly what the CVB was providing – travel information. was launched in late 2006. Since its launch with a travel domain, the CVB has seen a great increase each month and year over their previous sites. When asked why the CVB adopted .travel, the Director of Marketing at the GCVB answered: “There are SO MANY Gettysburg web sites, history web sites, ghost web sites, visitor information web sites – but only one – the official web site of the official Tourism Promotion Agency of Gettysburg and Adams Country, Pennsylvania tells the user exactly what the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau provides, travel information to plan a visit to Gettysburg.” appears on every piece of promotional material that the GCVB uses. “It is our main URL and our main marketing tool. We even have that we use for our group tour marketing,” added the Director of Marketing.

As .travel is easy to communicate, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau states that it is great for advertisements and especially on the radio. “By seeing .travel, people trust the information we are providing and can plan their visit with confidence,” said the Marketing Director.

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