When I founded Smart College Visit, Inc. the goal was simple: to make planning travel to college campuses easier for college-bound teens and their families. SmartCollegeVisit.com was designed to do just that by providing the travel booking tools necessary for college visit travel.
Once we had these tools in place and began to demo them to colleges and other businesses, people would ask, "Can I get that for my web site?" Immediately, we realized we had created a solution to a problem that was portable to other sites. We named this solution The Smart Visit Widget and we're happy to announce that the widget debuted on eduLaunchPad.com.
The widget is a location-based-service (LBS) that matches colleges with destination details all under one "roof" so to speak. To accommodate as many web design styles as possible, the widget is available in four sizes, three of which should fit most sidebar widths, and a larger one to fit other web page designs.
The Smart Visit Widget is free and anyone interested in adding a location-based travel widget to their sites, even companies not associated with higher-ed, are invited to contact me for more information.
We're excited to work with eduLaunchPad and are looking forward to seeing the widget at work during the fall college visit season. Please read the complete press release Smart Visit Widget Debut for more information.
From Anne Clelland: When I learned The Smart Visit Widget offers 5 travel planning tools in one – book flight, rent hotel room, rent car, get directions, and calculate fuel – I said, "I want a widget!" We're delighted to feature the Smart Visit Widget linked to our client, VT KnowledgeWorks, on Handshake 2.0's sidebar! Congratulations to Smart College Visit!
And we're delighted and honored to support Z. Kelly Queijo's participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.
Z. Kelly Queijo is a client columnist for Handshake 2.0. and founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites. Smart College Visit, Inc. is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated.