(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County (VBC) offers visitors and locals the opportunity to “Be Social” and partake in social media efforts through the usage of the online networks of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

“Social Media continues to change the way we communicate with our visitors and focus internal resources,” said Jerry Lepping, executive director. “We continue to expand our networks and engage consumers to learn about our charming and bucolic county and share their unforgettable experiences.”

With an actively growing fan base, VBC is utilizing the name of VisitBucksPA on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. With a dedication to promote Bucks County, VBC collaborates with its marketing partners with strategic online efforts to drive tourism and increase awareness of the county.

Roseann Burns, co-owner of Town Crier Bakery in Peddler's Village states, “As the owner of a small business in Bucks County with limited advertising dollars, we feel it’s very important to jump on board with social media and collaborate with our county Visitors Bureau to spread our ‘sweetness’ around the county and beyond. Visit Bucks County has helped us with our efforts to reach out to both locals and tourists that visit Peddler’s Village. Since we became involved with social media, our business has increased because our reach has grown and opened up new markets for us.”

The Facebook (www.facebook.com/visitbuckspa ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/visitbuckspa ) accounts allows fans and followers to receive fun facts, upcoming events, news stories, things to do, video sharing, package deals, engaging contests and special offers exclusive to fans and followers only. The newly created Face2Face(Book) interviews conducted on Facebook allow fans to get up close and personal  with the staff behind-the-scenes at museums, restaurants, attractions and other tourist facilities. Media interested in story ideas also have the opportunity to gain unique new angles for upcoming features and editorial needs.

Visit Bucks County’s YouTube (www.youtube.com/visitbuckspa ) and Flickr (www.flickr.com/visitbuckspa ) accounts showcase beautiful Bucks County through professional and amateur photography and video. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse through scenic photos and engaging videos of historical attractions, charming B&B’s, eclectic restaurants, lush vineyards and the beautiful countryside of Bucks County.

For more information about Bucks County, Be Social With Us!
Plan Your UNFORGETAWAYsm at www.VisitBucksCounty.com
Follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/VisitBucksPA
Fan us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/VisitBucksPA
Watch us on YouTube, www.youtube.com/VisitBucksPA
View us on Flickr, www.flickr.com/VisitBucksPA

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of Visit Bucks County is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  For more information on Visit Bucks County activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com  or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.