Businesses invited to be included in Pocono visitor guide

Milford. Travel guide that highlights businesses in Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon counties will be produced by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and Bailey Design & Advertising.

28 Oct 2019 | 02:11

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has again partnered with Bailey Design & Advertising to design a four-county travel guide, highlighting member businesses, restaurants, attractions, and resorts across the Poconos.

This will be the official travel guide of the Pocono Mountains and distributed throughout a five-state area, through local businesses, Pennsylvania state visitor centers, visitor centers, direct mail, and at trade shows.

“We saw the need to bring back an official Pocono Mountains travel guide last year, and we’re pleased to say that it was very successful," said Chris Barrett, visitors bureau president and CEO. "As of October, this year we’ve sent out over 6,000 guides and we have distributed over 120,000 of the 200,000 to date. We expect to be out of all of these guides by early spring of 2020."

Visitors will be able to flip through the guide to plan their getaway to the Poconos, learning about things to do, places to stay, locations to eat, shopping, and entertainment options.

The guide will be distributed widely across the Northeast, reaching millions of potential visitors.

The guide will include different levels of exposure and advertising. Priority and ability to advertise will be given to members of the visitors bureau. A free listing will be given to any visitors bureau member or those who pay the lodging tax. Enhanced listings are also available that include additional content, such as a website, description, and images.

How to participate

An early bird advertising rate offers a 25 percent savings if payment is made by Jan. 17, 2020. Ad placement will be on first come, first served basis with prepayment. For more information visit poconomountains.com/travel-guide.

Businesses looking to advertise in the guide should contact Meica L. Drake at Bailey Design & Advertising by emailing cmag@ptd.net or calling 570-251-1512.

Businesses interested in becoming a member of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau should email membership@poconos.org.

“We saw the need to bring back an official Pocono Mountains travel guide last year, and we’re pleased to say that it was very successful." --Chris Barrett, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau