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I would like to develop each of the domains into a portal about their respective places. I would appreciate your input into what type of information & features should be incorporated into such a portal. Specifically, are there any good referal booking engines for hotels, car rentals, etc. that are Spanish (i.e. return information from Spain)?
I don't mind writing the content initially, however, I would like to incorporate features such as a discussion board, an RSS feed of the snowfall (ripped from Weather.com or some other weather-related site), trail maps, etc.
Also, I have thought about outsourcing a daily blog post on the sites to a writer in Latin America in order to keep the site fresh. It could be something as simple as reporting the snowfall for the past 24 hrs, thereby allowing skiers & potential skiers to comment.
Any specific advice you folks can offer is appreciated! :-)
You may also know that Latin American Spanish could be very different from Mainland Spanish.
Thanks for the reply! My target market is both vacationers & skiers. The majority of people who come to the site are both.
Visits to my three sites increase every year beginning in October. Visits stay high through approximately early March and then begin to slowly fade away until the following October. I mention this because it is clear that these people are looking for ski-related vacation information. The names I have are places that are known as ski resorts (ex: Vail, CO).
I am aware that a Spaniard's Spanish is much different from the Spanish spoken in Latin America. I will also probably need to do a version of the site in Catalan, as two of the names are places located in Catalonia (Northern Spain). According to Google Trends, there are a roughly equal amount of searches in Catalan & Spanish from Spain for these two places in Northern Spain.
Having noted all of this, I would like to divide the site up into the following categories:
1. Regional information
2. Chalets & apartments
4. Ski Conditions
5. Ski & snowboard rentals
6. Car rental
Outdoor and recreation go together: some folks ski, others go backpacking, some like beaches. Dining and nightlife go together, and vacation rentals (villas) and hotels are all accommodations.
I'd like to offer some sort of accommodation & car-rental booking on the site as a sort of affiliate $$ program, however, I haven't seen one that is in Spanish or even Spain-centric.