I was the front-end developer for the South West Wales Tourism Partnership website, As Wild As You Want It, as a freelancer last summer at Designate Communications. The website is designed to promote the region by showcasing the activity holidays available in South West Wales.
New Media Age magazine recently reviewed the website, but unfortunately they got the wrong end of the stick, concluding “the site showcases the region well, if booking was easier it would be a top site”. There is and never has been a booking section, it’s sole aim is to showcase the region. So I guess, then, that it is considered a top site.
South West Wales Tourism Partnership
Type ‘as wild as you want it’ into a search engine and ‘South West Wales’ is unlikely to feature high up on the list of results. But this is to change if South west Wales Tourim Partnership has its way. Its Web site promotes outdoor sports holidays and is part of a series of sites (onebiggarden.com and inspirationalwales.com are the others) built to publicise the natural beauty of Wales and the opportunities available for themed breaks. Learn about the curious new sport of coasteering, a pursuit which involves scrambling around cliffs at sea level and then jumping in. A useful interactive map invites you to click on hotspots of activity sports including sailing, surfing and moutain biking although it’s a lengthy process reaching any booking information. The site showcases the region well, if booking was easier it would be a top site.
Andrew McCormick, New Media Age magaine.