HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Hilton Head Island is proposing a new high-tech welcome center to greet visitors to the resort island.

The Island Packet reports officials with the Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce say the project could cost as much as $4 million.

More people are turning to computers and mobile devices for travel planning and welcome centers around the state have seen a drop in traffic.

But the chamber’s Ray Deal says the new center will be high-tech and have touch-screen televisions and will accommodate iPad and iPhone applications.

The plan is to build the center at a former restaurant at the entrance to the island, an area officials want to redevelop.