Virginia Beach, VA (PressExposure) October 13, 2009 -- CINIVA Systems, a leading Web design and development firm for the Hampton Roads area, has been invited to attend the invitation-only ThinkTravel '09 event, sponsored by search engine giant Google.com, at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. The one-day ThinkTravel '09 seminar features sessions on topics of importance to the billion-dollar travel industry, in particular companies specializing in online design and marketing for tourism, travel, and hospitality organizations. The event also offers top Web firms like CINIVA a rare, first-hand glimpse into the Google culture that has come to define how people use the Internet.
"We are amazed at this opportunity," says Steve Van Leeuwen, president of CINIVA Systems, a certified Google Advertising Professional Company. "When you consider how many Web site design companies exist not only in Virginia, but across the country, to be singled out to join Google in a face-to-face brainstorming session truly sends the message that even a company as large as Google will recognize your efforts and reward them accordingly."
Van Leeuwen said he believes his company's invitation to attend ThinkTravel '09 is appropriate, given CINIVA Systems expertise in travel and tourism Web design and search engine optimization. In the last decade through its subsidiary company Simple Tourism, CINIVA has worked for a variety of convention and visitors bureaus and travel/receptive services based around the world. Clients of CINIVA/Simple Tourism include the Currituck County (NC) Department of Tourism and Travel, the Stafford County (VA) Department of Economic Development, the Ted Constant Convocation Center, and the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
Van Leeuwen said that while CINIVA counts among its portfolio over 400 different Web sites, he emphasizes Simple Tourism for the growing impact of the Internet and social media on travel planning. "When people look for a hotel, they'll ask friends on Facebook, or check consumer ratings on TripAdvisor.com," he said. "People post vacation photos on blogs and videos on YouTube, and travel companies need to realize that these social sites act as search engines and promote your destination. It's our hope that through ThinkTravel we can work with Google to better serve our tourism clients and advise new clients on the proper way to promote online."