Discover Lehigh Valley, the travel marketing organization representing Lehigh and Northampton counties, has honored local businesses for being catalysts of local tourism.
Crayola Inc. was honored for the Crayola Experience. It received the Tourism Award for its newly expanded facility in Easton.
"This year, Crayola took a huge risk," Discover Lehigh Valley President Mike Stershic said. "They shut down the Crayola Experience for several months and did a total transformation and renewed better than ever. Visitors are raving, and their numbers have increased."
Cedar Fair Inc.'s Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom near Allentown received the Partnership Award.
"For more than 17 years, Discover Lehigh Valley has successfully partnered with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and participating hotels," Stershic said. "Through that partnership, what we now know as our 'stay & scream' packages were born."
The awards were presented this month at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton.
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