Waitsfield, VT (PressExposure) October 15, 2009 -- Resort Maps, creator of more than 90 customized travel maps across the United States, England and Puerto Rico, recently announced Mary Kay and David McLane as the new owners of their Charleston, South Carolina operations. The Charleston residents took over the publishing of the South Carolina map for Judy Warner, effective October 1, 2009.
Resort Maps are colorful, hand-drawn maps of towns and cities, distributed free to area visitors at rest and travel information areas as well by advertisers. The Best of Charleston Map highlights local attractions, restaurants, accommodations, retail shops, real estate and other services in the greater Charleston area. Each advertiser on the map is represented with a display ad surrounding the perimeter of the map, including a color-coded grid locator and their actual building drawn, highlighted and labeled, making it easy to locate.
âResort Maps is a great business opportunity for a number of reasons. First and foremost, itâs a great product that provides a great vehicle for advertisers to showcase their businesses while offering invaluable service to people visiting Charleston,â said David McLane. âThe other main appeal of the Resort Maps business opportunity is that it fits our lifestyle and gives us a chance to get to meet and know more people in the Charleston community.â
Hailing from central Pennsylvania, David and Mary Kay purchased a second home in Charleston in 2006. Since that time, both David, a clinical psychologist, and Mary Kay, healthcare and retails sales, retired from their respective careers.
âWeâre extremely excited about this opportunity. We fell in love with Charleston on our first visit and itâs always been a popular destination for tourists, particularly as people stay closer to home during their vacations,â said McLane. âThe Best of Charleston map offers a real treasure trove of things to do for people vacationing in the area or just down for a day or two. Our free âsouvenir styleâ maps can be found not only at the local advertisersâ shops but also at many non-advertiser locations throughout Charleston.â
These same colorful maps can be found on-line at http://www.resortmaps.com. Here you will find interactive maps of all 90+ resort areas to choose from. These interactive maps allow the viewer to read a description of each business as they scroll over each building and to connect to the website of the business for further information.
Resort Maps began creating and publishing maps in the northeastern U.S. back in 1986. In an effort to continue the companyâs growth and simultaneously maintain the quality of the product, Resort Maps became a franchisor in 1993. Since adopting the franchise model, Resort Maps has grown steadily to more than 90 maps distributed across 20 states as well as towns and cities in England and Puerto Rico.
âWe publish over 20 million maps per year in more than 90 cities and towns for a good reason. Our maps are fun, easy-to-read and they really do make you want to stop and see some of the local attractions before heading to the next part of your trip. Our advertisers like them for that very same reason,â said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps.
For more information on Resort Maps or to inquire about ownership of a Resort Maps franchise, please visit http://www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.