NEW PORT RICHEY
Pasco County officials have launched a new tourism website designed to attract visitors and keep local residents informed about things to do and places to visit in Pasco. The site - www.VisitPasco.net - has a video player, detailed weather forecasts, more extensive city listings and an online booking engine that allows visitors to check hotel rates and availability and book a room without ever leaving the site. The site provides separate calendars for special events and sports tournaments, as well as listings of parks and beaches, campgrounds, hiking and biking trails, tours, attractions, historical sites, golf courses, theaters and museums. "We believe the new site provides a much better experience for both our visitors and residents,'' said county spokesman Eric Keaton. "There's more information, it's easier to navigate, and the online booking engine is a big plus. It takes us to the next level in terms of marketing ourselves as a tourist destination.''