December 26, 2008

Images in the service of tourism: Selling Cancún

This image is one that shows up frequently in Google image searches for Cancún. On the first three pages that I looked through, it was used by 6 different sites (that's 6 out of 60 or 10%). This was one was, apparently, taken after the 2005 hurricane that passed through. Blue water is, of course, one of the most common elements that are used to sell Cancún, along with photos of long sandy beaches. With the rise of internet use for tourism-related promotion, it's interesting to see how the same image can be used by various people.

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