Discover Lehigh Valley’s Group Tour & Meeting Planners Are Ultimate Resource for Event Coordinators

In-depth Lehigh Valley Planners contain detailed summaries and contact information for area lodging, meeting spaces, suppliers, attractions, shopping and restaurants

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (March 15, 2012) – Discover Lehigh Valley, the official Destination Marketing Organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania, is making life easier for event planners by providing them with in-depth Group Tour and Meeting Planners that contain detailed summaries and contact information for area lodging, meeting spaces, suppliers, attractions, shopping and restaurants. Free planners can be requested, downloaded and viewed online after filling out a brief form at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.

“Our Group Tour and Meeting Planners are designed with event planners in mind, offering event coordinators turnkey services that help them locate meeting spaces, hotel accommodations, activities and connections with suppliers that meet the demands of any event held in Lehigh Valley,” said Kim Lilly, Executive Vice President of Discover Lehigh Valley. “Planning an event is an extremely time-consuming task and our goal was to cut out the research stage by providing detailed information on all operational aspects and components of meetings and group tours.”

Convenient and affordable, Lehigh Valley is an ideal destination to host a business or organization meeting. Planners will find beautiful meeting facilities at a variety of sizes with plenty of options for entertainment and dining. The Discover Lehigh Valley Meeting Planner breaks down the dimensions and capacity of each space in the area and provides a number of attractions ideal for spousal activities and off-site trips. Additional free services provided by Discover Lehigh Valley include distribution of meeting specifications, site inspection arrangements, site selection support, vendor/supplier referrals, city services, transportation, media contacts, registration assistance, housing bureau services, off-site activities and more.

Group tour operators are always looking for locations and attractions that fill motorcoaches and a broad spectrum of entertainment and events make Lehigh Valley a must-stop destination. Lehigh Valley is easily accessible by major highways, convenient to get around and filled with affordable activities for everyone. Whether a group wants to enjoy a spooky ghost tour, watch talented artisans build masterpiece guitars at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory, roll the dice at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem or explore the area’s unique American history and folk art, Discover Lehigh Valley’s Group Tour Planner can help make scheduling and planning much more manageable. The planner includes detailed information on dozens of  attractions, shopping, dining and lodging in Lehigh Valley. Sample itineraries are included to provide examples of the area’s diverse range of entertainment options.

Event coordinators interested in additional information on planning meetings, events or group tours in Lehigh Valley can contact Marc Kaminetsky, C.T.I.S., National Sales Manager at Discover Lehigh Valley, at moc.yellaVhgiheLrevocsiDnull@cram or 610-882-9200.

About Discover Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley is the designated destination marketing organization of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. Created in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley assists in promoting regional tourism, an industry that generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue and accounts for more than 22,000 jobs in Lehigh Valley. For more information on Discover Lehigh Valley and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call 1-800-MEET-HERE, or visit the official tourism website of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.