In addition to our ongoing marketing endeavors, membership in the Hocking Hills Tourism Association allows you to participate in many HHTA programs designed to more effectively market your business. These programs include:
- Brochure Distribution
Your promotional brochure is displayed in the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center and the Visitor Center in Laurelville. Presently, nearly 52,000 visitors receive information services in HHTA facilities each year.
- Hocking Hills Visitors Guide
With an annual distribution of ~230,000 copies, this quality publication helps to promote the region to visitors. Each HHTA member will be listed in the guide in useful charts that include members’ contact information. Only HHTA members are promoted in the Guide
- Website Listing and Link
www.explorehockinghills.com is an informational website containing descriptions, phone numbers and links to every HHTA member. The site is publicized in all of our marketing efforts.
- Referral System
Hundreds of specific inquiries are made to HHTA for varied services and products, via our phone line, website, walk-ins at the Welcome Centers and by email. Best efforts are made to meet those requests by referring to HHTA members.
- Business Leads
HHTA marketing activities result in many business leads. In the Members Only section on our website, members have access to permissioned visitor leads, which includes visitors who have indicated that we may share their mailing addresses with member businesses.
- Calendar of Events
HHTA compiles an annual Calendar of Events for distribution in weekly press releases, on the website, and through other marketing avenues. For a nominal fee, calendar listings are printed in the Visitors Guide.
- Lodging Availability System
For an additional fee, HHTA lodging members may take advantage of this online system, which allows visitors to check lodging availability. Lodging availability requests at the Welcome Center are matched through this system as well
- Participation in HHTA Events and Marketing Efforts
HHTA sponsors the Hocking Hills Indian Run and other promotional events.
- HHTA Newsletter
Members receive a monthly newsletter updating travel and tourism issues in our area. Members may submit news for the publications, or add an insert for $50.
- Organizational Involvement
The Annual General Conference is held each February and serves as an annual meeting for all HHTA members. Three trustee-at-large positions on the HHTA Board of Trustees are filled by members elected by the membership. Members are also encouraged to become important decision makers within HHTA by working on various committees.
- Member Identification
A window logo is distributed to each member to identify their affiliation with, and support of, Hocking Hills Tourism. The HHTA logo is also available for members to use in promotional materials.
- Member Discount Program
Members have the opportunity to offer discounts to other members of HHTA. Discounts are listed as a separate document and noted in the Membership Directory, both found online in the Members Only section of our website.
- Office Assistance
Members may use the office’s copy machine at inexpensive rates. Labels of the entire HHTA membership, or specific membership categories, are also available for a nominal fee.
- Member Networking Breaks
Breakfast, lunch or evening breaks are scheduled several times a year for HHTA members to meet one another, learn about business-related topics and exchange ideas.
- SPECIAL benefit for restaurant members:
Restaurant menus are attractively presented in the Welcome Center on a custom-made flip rack. Volunteers direct hungry tourists to this special display.
- SPECIAL benefit for shopping/artist members:
The Welcome Center has special shelving for our artists and shopping members to decorate and display their goods for a one-month period. Call the Welcome Center for availability.