Posted February 13, 2009 by Carl Unger
No, that's not a typo. Portland, Oregon, is the first U.S. city to launch a Twisitor Center, which allows visitors to communicate with Twisitor Center staff members and receive all sorts of tips and ideas for fun Portland activities and money-saving vacation deals—all via the micro-blogging tool Twitter.
The Twisitor Center is operated by Travel Portland, and even allows residents who aren't affiliated with the agency to answer questions, giving the program a local's-eye view as well. Visitors seeking information can add "inpdx# to their tweets, which alerts Travel Portland staff and signals to other users that someone has a question.
Travel Portland will also send out several tweets each day, covering topics from dining tips to green travel ideas and travel deals.
Visitors can hook up with Travel Portland's Twitter stream directly from the agency's website, and then follow the stream to read Travel Portland's messages along with tweets posted by visitors.
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