SEP 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Coventry Gets Ready To Go Online
first installation work creating a website to put Coventry on
the world‘s cyber tourist map has begun.
is one of the major players in the £500,000 project, dubbed
European funding also behind the scheme, Coventry On-line will
provide a state-of-the-art destination web-site allowing
visitors to book accommodation, conference facilities and other
attractions in the area over the internet.
first phase of the site should be completed next spring and work
to install a new network system has been undertaken by HST
Computer Services, part of the Harry Shaw group.
HOOPER OF HST AND VIJAY SUKHAI OF CWP OUTSIDE THE TOURIST
Sukhai, of Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions said the new
site would be one of the finest of its type in Europe.
will allow visitors and potential visitors to find out
everything about the city and also on-line book a host of
different events and facilities. They will also be able to buy
Tourist Information Centres and our offices will be linked
allowing us to regularly change information such as hotel
tariffs and room availability."
University are also involved in the scheme, as are design
companies Parenthesis and Nooode.
Hooper, business development manager of HST Computer Services,
said the computer infrastructure was now in place.
contract has taken a couple of months to complete but it is an
on-going project. It is a very prestigious contract for the
company and we are glad to be playing a part.
is quite ironic that the Harry Shaw Group has down the years
taken Coventry people out of the area and across Europe and
now we are trying to attract others to our city."