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 2019

Attractions & Hotel Roundtables - 2019 
Every 2nd Wednesday Every Other Month 
Various Attractions & Hotel Sites
No Cost to Attend
February 13 - Comfort Suites 
April 10 - Lakemont Park 
June 12 - Hampton Inn 
August 14 - Bedford Candies 
October 9 - Canoe Creek State Park 
December 11 - Jaffa Shrine Center 

County of Blair Tourism Marketing Grants Presentations
February 8, 2019
Time - 11am 

Location - Fairfield by Marriott - Towne Place Suites by Marriott 

Marketing Summit and Marketing Share
Date - Wednesday, April  17
Time - 8am to 2:30pm
Location - U.S. Hotel Tavern 
Breakfast & Lunch Provided 
Cost $40 for the 1st person / $30 for the 2nd / $25 for each additional after 2
(*must be with same business, organization or event to receive discounted rate)

2018 Year in Review 
Date - TBD
Time - TBD 
Location - The Soho Room at The Casino
Cost $

Hotel Forum
* By Invitation ONLY
Date TBD
Time - TBD 
Location - TBD

Travel Writer Visits
Various Dates throughout 2019

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 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.