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County visitors guide to be available soon

January 17, 2008

The new 2008-09 Visitors Guide is being produced by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

More than 120,000 copies of the guide will arrive in this spring's first printing. The guide will be made available to visitors, CVB members, local residents, AAA offices, Visitor Welcome centers, travel bureaus, tour organizations and convention groups, malls, and other tourism offices around the Mid-Atlantic.

Local businesses are urged to contact the CVB if they want to be included in the annual publication.

The guide will be filled with information about Washington County. Readers will find more than 60 pages of photos. There are maps of Hagerstown and Washington County, directories of accommodations including resorts, hotels, and campgrounds, restaurant listings, histories of the towns and details about annual special events. Also to be included will be a Points of Interest section, a guide to outdoor activities, a listing of CVB members and lots of color to give the guide its magazine look.

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The Visitors Guide is a major project for the CVB staff each year. A culmination of many months' work, the project involves a variety of people.

Design will be completed soon, and when completed, the new Visitors Guide will be distributed to potential visitors, travel professionals and meeting planners who interact with the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Copies also will be distributed at the CVB's Visitor Welcome Center in downtown Hagerstown, at area hotels and resorts, special events, conventions, the State of Maryland's Visitors Centers, Hagerstown Regional Airport, directly through CVB members, AAA offices throughout the area, Prime Outlets and area malls, at meeting planner and event trade shows and at other venues.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help attract visitors to Hagerstown and Washington County.

The CVB helps to create growth for the local economy by promoting, developing and expanding the local visitor industry. See www.maryland memories.com. For more information about membership in the CVB, or about being in the latest Visitors Guide, contact Jolene Thomas 301-791-3246, ext. 13.

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