LAKE WORTH, Fla., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (www.palmbeachculture.com) is taking the visitor experience to an unprecedented level with the introduction of the innovative, new Cultural Concierge program. The first project of its kind in the global tourism industry, this free service will provide travelers with never-before-offered access to insider recommendations, exclusive amenities and customized experiences.
The Cultural Concierge will work with tourists, visiting groups, travel professionals and event planners to ensure that every visitor to Palm Beach County can take full advantage of the more than 42,000 cultural experiences available in the destination. Palm Beach County is Florida's Cultural Capital™ and home to myriad museums, art galleries, performance halls and more.
"This partnership, where the hospitality industry works together with the cultural community to provide truly customized experiences for travelers, is breaking new ground in the travel industry," said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. "We designed this program to better serve visitors, and we expect to increase cultural tourism, support arts organizations and stimulate economic growth through the distinct cultural opportunities offered with this service."
The Cultural Council has tapped arts expert and musicologist, Bama Lutes Deal, Ph.D., for the role of Cultural Concierge. Palm Beach County native Dr. Lutes Deal has more than 30 years in experience working with arts and cultural communities. With her finger on the pulse of Palm Beach County's more than 200 arts and cultural organizations, and the member hotels of the Cultural Council, the Cultural Concierge provides tourists with itinerary recommendations, planning and advice tailored to their individual tastes and budgets — the hottest tickets, the latest exhibitions and special experiences such as backstage meet and greets, master classes, customized tours and behind-the-scenes access.
Palm Beach County is considered one of America's foremost destinations for travelers who enjoy the arts. Popular attractions taking part in the experience included the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, and many, many more.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the Palm Beach County's cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multiplatform marketing and public information programs. The agency administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies.
The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists, and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center.
The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901.
SOURCE The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County