Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau unveils new website

30 September 2009

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has announced the unveiling of its redesigned, easy-to-navigate Web site - 800poconos.com.

Consumers will find valuable information, special offers, exclusive blogs, full event listings and interactive features – including videos, social networking opportunities and more – throughout the site.

The Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, known for myriad outdoor activities, hundreds of championship golf holes and breathtaking scenery – within close proximity to major cities along the East Coast – allows visitors to effectively find data and book their next trip with the easy-to-use site. Customization tools like Google maps, “Trip Planner” and virtual postcards are featured on 800poconos.com.

“Whether planning a one-day visit, weekend getaway or extended stay, the enhanced Web site takes visitors on an online tour of the area,” says Carl Wilgus, President and CEO of the PMVB. “We want to make finding information and booking a trip as easy as possible. The new site makes it seem as if one of our representatives is literally in the room with you.”

Visitors to 800poconos.com can plan a plethora of four-season outdoor activities as well as find the ideal place to stay, dine or shop with the valuable online toolkits. In the coming months, the site will add a Buyers Guide and an Ask the Expert section where consumers can interact with those who know the Pocono Mountains best.

While golf, swimming and boating dominate the warmer months, skiing and other popular snow sports make the Pocono Mountains one of the country’s must-visit, four-season destinations. With the close proximity to major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Pocono Mountains is a value-laden, activity-filled destination for individuals, groups and corporate outings, families or couples.

For more information on the area, visit the brand new 800poconos.com.

About the Pocono Mountains

The Pocono Mountains has long been known to avid travelers and mountain aficionados for its lush, relaxing family friendly ambiance and romantic setting, as well as its fall foliage, winter skiing, spring-summer outdoor recreation options and natural beauty. Numerous lakes, parks and other environmental wonderlands are found throughout the four-county Pocono Mountains region.

Discerning golfers are well aware that the Pocono Mountains are home to golf courses designed by renowned architects such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. Pocono Mountains golf properties and value-laden golf packages are available on poconosgolf.com, which allows players to enjoy majestic mountain-view scenery, the area’s natural splendor, year-round amenities and unequaled value and variety.

Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:

- Home to hundreds of golf holes at numerous clubs, many located close to one another
- Two NASCAR races held annually each spring-summer
- Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
- Golf, lodging and resort accommodations at all price points, from luxury to value
- Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
- Attractions, festivals and other special events
- Meeting and conference facilities
- Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
- Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
- Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues

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