Member Information

Explore Altoona Mission Statement

Marketing Greater Blair County as a Premier Visitor Destination, 
Offering a Positive Experience and Fostering Economic Development.

Explore Altoona Programs

All Explore Altoona events are hosted at various member locations, just one way we help you, our tourism partners, share your attractions, businesses and locations with each other.

RSVP for all of Explore Altoona's events to:
Sue Broadwater at (814) 943-4183 or

Networking & Educational Opportunities for 2017

Attraction & Hotel Roundtables
Every 2nd Wednesday on a bi-monthly basis
Various Attractions & Hotel Sites
No Cost to Attend
February 8 - Holiday Inn Express and Suites
April 12 - Tilt Studio inside the Logan Valley Mall
June 14 - Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownPlace Suites
August 9 - Curve BizBall Suite *NOTE, special 6pm meeting time with game ticket included
October 11 - Wingate by Wyndham
December 13 - Baker Mansion 

Marketing Summit, Tourism Show & Tell and Marketing Roundtable
Date - Wednesday, April  5
Time - 8am to 3pm
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Location - Blair County Convention Center
Cost $40

Spirit of Tourism Celebration
Wednesday, June 21 2017
Time - Prior to & during Game
Game Time - 7pm
Location -PNG Field 

Hotel Forum
* By Invitation ONLY
Time - Afternoon
Location - The Soho Room at The Casino 

Main Street Roundtable
Date - TBD
Time - TBD
Location - TBD

Bed & Breakfast Roundtable
Date - TBD
Time - Afternoon Tea
Location - TBD

County of Blair Tourism Grants Presentations
January 4, 2018
Time - TBD
Location - TBD

Travel Writer Tours
July 12 - 14
And additional various dates 

Year in Review 
Date - March 2018
Time - TBD
Location - TBD
Cost $25 per person

Guest Services Academy
Available throughout the year at your request
On location
No cost

Membership Benefits

  • A Listing in Blair County's Official Visitors Guide      
  • A listing on  
  • Included on our mobile-optimized web site
  • Opportunity to post events on Calendar of Events
  • Promotion on Explore Altoona's social media venues
  • Referrals to visitors
  • Brochure distribution at 25+ racks throughout Blair County
  • Mailing fulfillment (Blair County's Official Visitors Guide & brochures)
  • Your brochure/rackcard mailed in response to visitor inquiries 
  • Discounted co-op  marketing opportunities
  • Educational, networking and marketing opportunities 
  • Representation in seasonal marketing
  • Representation to travel writers
  • Representation at trade shows, consumer shows & expos
  • Promotion to group and meeting planners 

As Blair County's Destination Marketing Organization, we invest in promoting all of the county's tourism assets as a whole to outside markets including visitors, group and meeting planners, and travel writers. As a member of Explore Altoona, you support our mission statement and increase your exposure to visitors.