Albany, N.Y. - The 2011 official Albany Visitors Guide, produced by the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB), continues to celebrate and articulate the "Story of Albany" and the Capital City's new brand developed in 2009: ALBANY, An Amazing Discovery. The just released 2011 Guide is a glossy, full color, magazine format with editorial emphasis on those places and events that are "only in Albany" experiences. In addition, the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center has developed a self-guided, audio, walking tour of the city's historic downtown district. 2011 Albany Visitor Guide The Albany Visitors Guide is the main brochure sent to travelers seeking information about Albany. It is also the primary source of information that is made available to meeting and convention attendees. 125,000 copies of the Visitors Guide will be distributed throughout the year. The 2011 Visitors Guide opening editorial, "Writing the Story of Albany Your Way," was written by award-winning journalist and author, Paul Grondahl, of the Times Union. The Guide cover features a photo of the New York State Capitol and the Empire State Plaza, taken by Albert Gnidica, of the New York State Museum. Artistic works of Len Tantillo are featured in the Guide along with the works of several local photographers. The Guide was published by Martinelli Slocum Publishing of Loudonville, with art direction by Hinterland Design of Coxsackie. To request a print copy of Albany's 2011 Visitors Guide, or for more information about all there is to do and see in New York's Capital City, visit http://www.albany.org/. The 2011 Visitors Guide is divided into five "chapters" to tell the "Story of Albany" to visitors:
- 1 - "Discover Albany Features!" This chapter tells the story of Albany through various editorials including: Writing the Story of Albany Your Way, Albany and the American Revolution; an important chapter in the Story of Albany, and The Empire State Plaza Story.
- 2 - "Come Play With Us!" This portion features the annual events calendar, information about arts and entertainment, attractions, shopping, sports and recreation, and tours and sightseeing.
- 3 - "Stay Overnight!" This section offers detailed information about cuisine, accommodations, and transportation.
- 4 - "Meet in Albany!" This area includes information about planning a meeting, potential sites and special details for those planning weddings.
- 5 - "About our Community!" This chapter contains business and community services, along with area maps.