Michelin, Yellowstone Park Foundation Publish First Michelin Travel Guide To U.S. National Park

Proceeds from Guide to Support Projects and Programs in Yellowstone

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As record numbers of drivers flock to America's national parks this week to enjoy free admission, Michelin is celebrating a first for the U.S. National Park Service. Today Michelin joined officials from the Yellowstone Park Foundation to launch the inaugural edition of "The Yellowstone Park Foundation's Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park."

The new Michelin travel guide, which debuts on the heels of Earth Day during National Park Week, marks an expanded relationship between the park and the tire company. In 2009, Michelin became the official tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, after announcing a multi-year commitment to help equip the park's fleet of industrial vehicles, passenger cars and light trucks.

Michelin is helping Yellowstone reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the park up to 30 percent by 2016.

The new 106-page guide captures the magic of a visit to Yellowstone as only a Michelin Travel & Lifestyle publication can do, with in-depth, carefully curated content that includes tours, time-maximizing itineraries, insider tips from park experts and reliable recommendations for sightseeing and shopping. The guide enables visitors to plan in advance an efficient trip to the park, make the most of time spent on-site and enjoy a vivid keepsake from an unforgettable trip to one of the world's most astonishing and enduring natural wonderlands.

"Michelin is taking an already successful sustainability partnership and boosting its impact to the next level by providing a valuable asset that not only enriches a visit to Yellowstone, but also helps benefit the park through proceeds from the sale," says Karen Kress, president of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

"The Yellowstone Park Foundation's Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park" can be ordered online beginning today at www.shopmichelin.com and will be available at the park beginning May 15, 2012.

About the Yellowstone Park Foundation
The nonprofit Yellowstone Park Foundation (www.ypf.org) has been Yellowstone National Park's official fundraising partner organization since 1996. The foundation works in cooperation with the National Park Service to fund projects that protect, preserve and enhance the natural and cultural resources of Yellowstone.

About Michelin
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases.