Discovering Beautiful Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach

Tucked away on the sun-kissed shores of Southwest Florida, Punta Gorda is a scenic haven that beckons travelers with its pristine beaches, serene landscapes, and laid-back vibe, which captures the essence of coastal living. 

This charming town, with its picturesque marinas and vibrant community, serves as a gateway to the unspoiled beauty of the Englewood Beach area and beyond. Whether you’re drawn to the allure of the ocean, the tranquility of nature preserves, or the rich tapestry of local culture, Punta Gorda offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. 

This post highlights some creative ways Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach uses virtual tours to boost their sales and marketing efforts. 


Custom Maps to Inform Vacation Planning

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach leverages Threshold 360 interactive maps to provide a comprehensive list of attractions, making it easier for travelers to find similar locations all in one place. The map feature lets folks filter, sort, and review specific location details to help plan their vacation.

This destination embedded a custom map into one of its blog posts highlighting “Top 5 Parks and Preserves Worth Adding to Your Must-Visit List” 

The interactive map also provides navigation data to help visitors plan how far each location is from each other. Visitors can also easily access contact information from each listing. 

This is a great example of how interactive maps can enhance blog content geared specifically towards visitors’ search intent as they plan their vacation to a destination.


Detailed Tours of Event Venues

Large event venues play a crucial role as revenue drivers for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) because they can host a wide range of significant gatherings, including conferences, company retreats, and important meetings. 

These events attract a substantial number of visitors who fill the venues and contribute economically to the surrounding community through lodging, dining, and other tourist activities. 

Conferences and business meetings bring industry professionals from various regions, increasing the destination’s visibility and appeal as a business hub.

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach uses virtual tours to help its sales and marketing teams provide potential visitors with specific details about a venue’s location. 

They use these tours to highlight the area’s hotels, the meeting venues in each hotel, and room accommodations. 

Threshold 360 also enables our partners to embed these tours on their websites, online documents, and other digital media.


Highlights of the Destination’s Popular Attractions

Threshold 360 tours provide a virtual walkthrough to allow destinations to highlight specific features and amenities of their attractions.

Whether it’s the serene ambiance of a secluded garden, the bustling atmosphere of a local market, or the intricate details of historic architecture, Threshold 360 tours capture the essence of each attraction.

This enhances online visitor engagement by bringing the destination to life from anywhere in the world and assists potential visitors in planning their itinerary more effectively. 

With the ability to explore a location in 360 degrees, users can gain a comprehensive understanding of what to expect, making them more likely to visit and experience it in person.

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach uses virtual tours to highlight some of its most popular attractions, including the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Military Heritage Museum, and Peace River Wildlife Center. 


Virtual tours add great value to any destination marketing and sales efforts by offering an engaging and interactive way for potential visitors to explore a location before they even step foot there.

These tools are invaluable for building anticipation and curiosity, turning viewers into visitors. By allowing people to virtually navigate through attractions, accommodations, and public spaces, virtual tours help to pre-qualify interest and streamline their planning process.

They are not only a powerful visual selling point but also enhance accessibility, enabling destinations to reach a broader audience globally.


Check out our customer stories and webinars to learn more about how other destinations use virtual tours. If you’re interested in capturing virtual tours of your destination, contact our team today for a demo.