Kiosks will provide information about businesses, services and attractions.
James said the goal was to place kiosks where visitors are most likely to stop. Chamber and bureau officials plan to add a couple more kiosks each year at different locations, also funded through bed taxes. Those taxes are part of a hotel guest’s bill.
James estimated the four kiosks cost $30,000 to $35,000, including the kiosks themselves and the necessary software.
The first priority is placing information about Huron County services, business and attractions into the kiosk before getting attractions in the surrounding area. James said getting details about Cedar Point, for example, could lead to Huron County visitors staying longer.
People will be able to operate the touch-screen kiosks as follows. They touch the screen to start and a directory pops up, which contains categories such as accommodations, attractions, automotive, banks, churches, fast food/take-out and services.
As users select a specific location, a map on the screen shows them where the place is located in relation to the kiosk’s address.