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Offline amibovvered

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Here it is

http://www.santiagodelteide.org/index.php

All in Spanish so guaranteed to promote the area to foreign tourists ::) ::)

Falstaff

Re: New Website for Santiago del Teide
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 »
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  • What a missed opportunity for tourism and the local economy. But it?s not too late. This new site unlike the other one is entirely compatible with Google Language Tools throughout, so if you enter the site through Google Language Tools every page will translate as you move around the website. So why don?t they provide this simple one click facility automatically on the home page as other websites do (its free from Google). Is it because the Council is incompetent or is it because this is the website of an extreme nationalist Council which has contempt for the English language and others (German Dutch Italian etc)?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.santiagodelteide.org%2Findex.php&sl=es&tl=en&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1

    One other point. So many people are booking holidays on the internet now. The name Santiago Del Teide is not a brand recognised by tourists or the tourist industry, so how would potential tourists find the new website? If you do a Google search for Los Gigantes, the Council website does not appear.

    The above comment has been forwarded to the Council - DD

    Many thanks for the information amibovvered.
    « Last Edit: July 23, 2008 by Dolly Diver »

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    Re: New Website for Santiago del Teide
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008 »
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  • What a missed opportunity for tourism and the local economy. But it?s not too late. This new site unlike the other one is entirely compatible with Google Language Tools throughout, so if you enter the site through Google Language Tools every page will translate as you move around the website. So why don?t they provide this simple one click facility automatically on the home page as other websites do (its free from Google). Is it because the Council is incompetent or is it because this is the website of an extreme nationalist Council which has contempt for the English language and others (German Dutch Italian etc)?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.santiagodelteide.org%2Findex.php&sl=es&tl=en&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1

    One other point. So many people are booking holidays on the internet now. The name Santiago Del Teide is not a brand recognised by tourists or the tourist industry, so how would potential tourists find the new website? If you do a Google search for Los Gigantes, the Council website does not appear.

    Many thanks for the information amibovvered.



    Well put Falstaff, maybe our intrepid moderator will move this to the section "questions for the councillor" .........

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    Re: New Website for Santiago del Teide
    « Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008 »
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  • DaRKeTaMiN, our web master, is English and speaks fluent Spanish.  He has offered to design and look after an English part of the Council new web site.  We have not been taken seriously. I will pass on these comments to Steve.

    We do try as much as possible to report information from the town hall on losgigantes.com local news, and we are on the council press release list.  Steve does phone me regularly to make sure I have received the information or to let me know of changes.


    brunel400

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    « Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008 »
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  • I think this is really sad and surely extremely unnecessary, espcially as the Council were offered assistance with an English area of the website.

    Is there any other way to take this than a deliberate snub by the Council?  Surely being so insular is the worst thing for EVERYONE in the area.