New Titanic website puts Cobh connection in spotlight


29 Jul 2011

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A new and interactive website that aims to strengthen Cobh, Co Cork’s association with Titanic and promote tourism in the county is now live online.

The website for Cork historian Dr Michael Martin’s ‘Titanic Trail’, www.titanic.ie, highlights Cobh’s link with RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. The site is also striving to spark visitors’ interest in Co Cork.

Cobh – then known as Queenstown – was Titanic‘s last port of call before it began its journey to New York. One hundred twenty-three passengers embarked on Titanic from Cobh.

“With the 100th anniversary commemoration taking place in 2012, the launch of this new marketing project is ideal,” said Martin.

“It is an original and novel site, promoting an authentic Titanic experience. With links to many local businesses and tourism interests, it also promises superior marketing opportunities for the whole area. It is an investment that I hope will bring benefits to the whole community, especially to the people of Cobh.”

Along with expanded information on the Titanic Trail and local tourism attractions, the site includes full booking facilities for guided tours and a shopping facility, featuring Titanic collectables.

Social media is also playing role on the new site, with links to the Titanic Trial’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Martin also plans to further enhance the e-commerce capabilities of Titanic.ie and is looking at developing an app for iPhone and Android mobiles. Also in the pipeline will be provision of regular online newsletters.

Watch this video of GxP Systems’ Conor Wall discuss how the Cork region is emerging as Europe’s gateway for 21st-century industry: 

GxP Systems’ Conor Wall on how the Cork region is emerging as Europe’s gateway for 21st-century industry 

For more, visit Digital Cork.

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