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Visit Spokane's visitor map -- the most popular tool for navigating the destination -- is offering something new for travelers this year.
The 2012 edition now features a section that is full of discounts and specials. With the map in hand, visitors can walk into 150 participating local businesses and enjoy the discounts. Or with a smart phone, they can scan a quick response code that takes them to a website with the same specials in a printable format.
Visit Spokane used a local printer, National Color Graphics, to print 250,000 copies of the map. Using a local company for such a big printing job helped the bureau reduce its carbon footprint by eliminating shipping.
Volunteers at Visit Spokane's visitor information center say the map is the most requested item out of hundreds of travel brochures it makes available.