Group Planner Available to Plan Your School Trip

11/20/2009
educational travel
SUZANNE PEARSoN

Planning a student tour to the Tidewater and Hampton Roads area of Virginia just got easier with the release of the newly revised 2009-2011 Newport News Group Planner. Published by the Newport News Tourism Development Office (NNTDO), this free 96-page publication is the most comprehensive guide available for those planning a student trip to this vibrant area of Virginia.

The planner features complete information on all Newport News attractions, including operating hours, holiday closings, rates, touring times, special tours and the availability of gift includes a hotel’s AAA rating, number of shops and on-site dining. In addition to rooms, rack rate, tour and travel compli-Newport News information, the free mentary policy, room and/or lobby Wiplanner also lists other nearby attrac-Fi and motorcoach parking availability. tions that would be of interest to student The publication also highlights 51 groups, including Colonial Williamsburg, group-friendly restaurants, listed by Jamestown and Yorktown, as well as the cuisine.

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Other sections of the planner Battleship Wisconsin, Busch Gardens include escort notes and information Williamsburg, the Virginia Air and Space on entertainment venues and shopping Center, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine areas, as well as an annual events calen-Science Center and the Virginia Sports dar and sample itineraries. Hall of Fame, among others. There are a total of seven suggested A total of 20 hotels are profiled in itineraries, including “Catch a ‘Liberty’ the planner and available information Wave,”“1862 Peninsula Campaign,”

The Patrick Henry Inn and Suites is the perfect location for your student groupvisiting Virginia’s Historic Triangle.Located directly across the street fromColonial Williamsburg, the ColonialCapital is only steps away. The Patrick Henry Inn and Suites offers schools full service assistance in planning their Williamsburg trip to include - but notlimited to - tickets, touring and recreational arrangements. Book your fall or spring trip now andreceive FREE guided JamestownSettlement Tickets! All for:

*Rate based on standard hotel room, 2 night stay and quadruple occupancy. Includes Jamestown Settlement ticket, Continental Breakfast and private security. Indoor corridors 10 room minimum. Transportation and tax not included.

“GardenTour andtheAnnualVirginiaInternationalTattoo” and “The Holiday Lights of Tidewater and the Hampton Roads Region.” Several itineraries include attractions in other area cities, including Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth,Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. According to Trista Attoh, group tour marketing manager for the NNTDO,“The 2009 2011 Group Planner is an invaluable tool for those planning student trips. It offers a wealth of information in one convenient publication designed to show you at a glance what is offered within our growing and dynamic city. Our central location also makes us the perfect ‘headquarters’ for any student trip to this vibrant area of Virginia.”

To request a complimentary copy of the 2009-2011 Newport News Group Planner, or for help in planning a customized student tour of Newport News and the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia, contact Trista Attoh at 757-926-1442, toll-free at 888-493-7386, or by e-mail [email protected]
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