To give a full understanding of my question, I'll give some short background info.

I'm working on an Easter Island website where I offer travel tips of all sorts, a travel guide, tours and hotels. I'm working on the description of the site that appears when you search in Google (maximum 115 characters).

I'm looking for a word that describes a place or resource where you can find everything. This is what I have now:

Welcome to your ultimate metropolis for Easter Island tourism! Plan your trip and book the best hotels and tours with us.

It seems I can't use metropolis in English, right? I'm from Sweden, and in Swedish you can, but it seems you can't use this word in English like this, right? Any ideas of another word? Or any ideas of re-phrasing the description? Thank you!

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    You could use clearinghouse.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 2:29
  • Don't you mean "the Internet"?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 3:51
  • El dorado? Not exactly, though.
    – Kris
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 5:15
  • Possibly "goldmine".
    – Dog Lover
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 7:45
  • heaven......?
    – ermanen
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 14:17

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You're right in that metropolis may not be the ideal choice here. Below are a few ideas, not all of which is a single word:

"Welcome to your (ultimate)..."

  • hub
  • one-stop shop
  • all-in-one destination
  • mecca
  • Thank you for your reply, Migs! I like the word "mecca", though it might be a bit political. Though, it is a powerful word that everyone understand, so that's good! Would you have any more cards up that same sleeve? Thank you! Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 2:47
  • "Resource" might work. (I'd stay away from "mecca" if I were you.)
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 3:51
  • I like one-stop shop.
    – Barmar
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 20:50
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    I accepted this as an answer in the end as it was closest to what I was looking for. In the end though, I went another direction and used "the ultimate resource" instead. Thanks! Commented May 9, 2015 at 3:30

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  • that hardly suggests completeness, or even a large quantity.
    – Barmar
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 20:50

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