Visit Florida, the official tourism marketing organization for the state, has launched a new Web site feature that allows visitors to get real-time information from local beaches and residents.
At http://www.visitfloridalive.com, online users can see photos and tweets being shared in real time by people throughout the Sunshine State.
“A picture is worth a thousand words, and a real person’s view is worth a thousand paid photographers,” said Will Seccombe, chief marketing officer with Visit Florida. “People want to see what’s really happening, not just what the ‘marketing guy’ is posting.”
Other features at Florida Live include live webcam feeds from destinations around the state, Google Maps-based Twitter feeds that provide local updates on beach conditions, weather and activities from cities and towns statewide, and an extensive collection of vacation deals for a variety of Florida destinations.