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Our Council joins new digital event feed for the Coromandel

15 December 2016

We've added a new online events calendar to our website that not only displays upcoming events in the Coromandel, but that any event organisers can use to promote their activities.

TCDC Events page with Destination Coromandel events calendar

Go to the Events page on our website and scroll through all the events that people have listed over the summer and beyond.  We will continue to list Council meetings and Library activities on our Events page and on the Home page of our website.

Our Regional Tourism Organisation, Destination Coromandel, developed and released the digital events system for the benefit of those planning to visit, event organisers and local promotional groups.

The tool uses an iFrame that any website owner can load on their site to display events. A filter allows website owners to select what will be displayed by town, event category, or even one particular event type.

Coromandel's More FM and the Pauanui Information Centre have also added the events calendar to their websites.

To submit your event to the calendar, use the form on the Destination Coromandel website and your event will appear on all the websites that have added the iFrame.

The more event organisers who add their events to the Destination Coromandel calendar and the more websites that add the calendar via the iFrame, the more widely Coromandel events can be promoted.

"If event organisers load their events to a central database, on thecoromandel.com, their event can then be profiled on multiple websites. This means they only have to load their event once to gain maximum coverage," says Destination Coromandel’s Marketing Manager, Megan Nunn.

The next stage is to make the iFrame available to the Coromandel tourism industry, community groups and media who help promote events on The Coromandel.

“Events add to the overall visitor experience, if the region can collectively promote all the different things that are happening it may encourage people to commit to travelling here,” says Ms Nunn.

The events calendar carries the 'Good for your soul' brand used to promote the Coromandel to the visitor market. But otherwise it is a simple tool that aims to improve the consistency of information presented to the market.

Events in the Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel Districts are eligible to be displayed on the iFrame. If you have a website and would like to promote events and encourage year-round travel to the Coromandel, contact Megan Nunn (megan@thecoromandel.com) at Destination Coromandel for more information.