watkins-glen-2011-travel-guide.JPGWatkins Glen, N.Y. - The official Watkins Glen and Schuyler County Travel Guide produced annually by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce has arrived for the summer tourism season. Featuring a chapter-like format corresponding to the Chamber's tourism marketing brand the area is most famous for, themed sections include Arts, History, Culture & Shopping; Outdoor Recreation & Attractions; Hospitality, Wine & Culinary Excellence; and Water and Lake Activities. With decreased editorial and increased experience-based imagery, the new guide features high-end photography, links to videos, vacation planning deals/specials, website and social media references, testimonials and traveler tips. The guide again includes illustrated pull-out maps incorporating state, regional, county and village locations featuring colorful key attractions to the area as well. Designed each year, the guide is a lure-piece sent throughout the state, country, and world. It is available at the Chamber's Visitor Center, distribution centers, and can be download in an interactive format on the Chamber's website, http://www.watkinsglenchamber.com/.  In 2010 130,000 guides were printed and delivered. 130,000 were printed again for 2011. Dixon Schwabl, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm out of Victor, NY designed the piece. Vanguard Printing of Ithaca, NY printed the guide. Both businesses are members of the Chamber. Now available for pick up at the Chamber office, guides can be reserved and ordered by contacting Katie Strawser, Visitor Center Coordinator at 607-535-4300 or by emailing katie@watkinsglenchamber.com.                                                                               ###                                   Contact: Miranda O. Polmanteer, Director of Tourism and Marketing Miranda@watkinsglenchamber.com   607.535.4300