Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Posted by Amanda Walsh
The State of Pennsylvania announced last week that it would partner with Foursquare.com in an effort to increase tourism to the keystone state. According to the NYTimes blog, In Transit, the tourism board of Pa., VisitPA, is teaming up with the location-based social network, to award special badges to users who "check-in" to various places within the state.
Switched.com also wrote about the recent partnership, highlighting PA´s push to increase tourism this summer. Three custom badges were specially created for Pennsylvania. They include the 'PA Shooflyer' for food lovers, the 'PA Retail Polka' for those who love to shop and the badge for those who enjoy history is called, 'PA 4 Score and 7'. To read more, go to the VisitPA Foursquare page.
I wrote about Foursquare a few weeks ago here on ThePRLawyer. Now it seems to have been gaining popularity. It's neat to see the state of Pennsylvania jump on board with this social network to bring visitors to the Keystone state!