“Stay & Save” Travel Packages Offer Getaways at Discounted Rates

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Wednesday, March 17, 2010) – Lehigh Valley is home to a plethora of attractions, events, eateries, specialty shops, art, theater and outdoor activities – all of which are highlighted in the 2010 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide. The 52-page complimentary Map & Guide is a comprehensive overview of happenings and attractions in Lehigh Valley and can be requested by calling 1-800-747-0561 or visiting www.DiscoverLehighValley.com. Or view it online through flip technology at http://issuu.com/lehighvalleypa/docs/2010_lehigh_valley_map_and_guide.

This year’s guide includes a “Stay & Save” section featuring five affordable and convenient travel packages that combine overnight accommodations at a Lehigh Valley hotel, inn or bed and breakfast with amenities, discounts, meals or other special offers. The following “Stay & Save” packages are featured in the 2010 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide:

Stay & Play The “Stay & Play” golf travel packages feature all of the necessary components needed for a great trip on the links: overnight accommodations, breakfast and 18 holes of golf (with greens fee, cart and taxes) at one of 11 participating Lehigh Valley golf courses. In addition, this package gives you access to advance tee times.

Stay & Game Lehigh Valley’s newest attraction, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, has partnered with several area hotels to offer affordable “Stay & Game” travel packages that include overnight accommodations, slot credit and more. Besides the excitement of non-stop gaming action, Sands is proud to offer an eclectic mix for any culinary palate. Plus, the nightlife scene is sure to delight with Molten Lounge, Infusion and Coil.

Stay & Scream Visitors can experience two nationally renowned amusement parks for the price of one at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. The “Stay & Scream” travel packages vary according to overnight accommodations, with some packages including amusement park ticket discounts.

Stay & Ski The Lehigh Valley is the perfect location for a winter adventure and “Stay & Ski” travel packages make your skiing experience hassle free by including tickets for skiing, boarding or tubing at two challenging mountains: Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie and Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton.

Stay & Celebrate Celebrate the holidays with your family in Lehigh Valley through “Stay & Celebrate: Spirit of the Season” travel packages. This create-your-own holiday getaway promotion features special rates and packages at participating area hotels that can be combined with shopping, dining, historical tours and holiday-related attractions. (www.LehighValleyHolidays.com)

In addition to “Stay & Save” travel package promotions, the Map & Guide features a removable fold-out map that details five separate areas in Lehigh Valley: downtown districts for Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, a view of eastern Pennsylvania and the U.S. Route 22 corridor. A row of coupons attached to the map provides visitors with several opportunities to save at select restaurants, hotels and attractions.

The Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania is located approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City. It is home to the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

About Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. For more information on LVCVB and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call (800) 747-0561 or visit the official tourism Web site of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.