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      Hannibal website draws tourists from around the world

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      The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to visithannibal.com . That's the city's tourism website.

      The Director of the HCVB, Gail Bryant, says out of 1.4 million searches for National Tom Sawyer days , visithannibal.com came up as the number one search.

      She credits the convention and visitors bureau's work with a marketing agency, its cooperation with local partners and a push to make the site very user friendly ... especially to people who use mobile devices.

      "It's about instant information and getting that very quickly," Bryant said. "And that is the trend is having it come up on your tablet or phone. We optimized our website here the first part of July and now we're showing a trend of mobile and tablet uses are up."

      But it's not all about technology.

      Gail Bryant says that the requests, through the website for the actual visitors guide are up.

      Her office mails out hundreds of guides all over the county each week.

      Bryant says there is also plenty of information on the website to help locals plan visits for friends and family including days and hours of events and even a coupon savings book you can use to get discounts all over town.

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