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 2020

County of Blair Tourism Marketing Grants Presentations
March 5 - 2020
Time - 11am 

Location - Joshua House in Tyrone

Marketing Summit
Date - Wednesday, April 22 of 2020
Time - 8am
Location - U.S. Hotel Tavern in Hollidaysburg 
Breakfast & Lunch Provided 
Cost $40 for the 1st person / $30 for the 2nd / $25 for the 3rd 
(*must be with same business, organization or event to receive discounted rate)

2019 Year in Review 
Date - April 30
Time - TBD (luncheon event)
Location - The Casino in Altoona 
Cost $

Hotel Forum
Date - TBD
Time - TBD 
Location - TBD

Attractions Forum
Date - TBD
Time - TBD
Location - TBD 

Travel Writer Visits
Various Dates throughout 2020


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 Events Calendar
  • 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.