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 53,000 visitors receive information services in HHTA facilities each year.
- Hocking Hills Visitors Guide
With an annual distribution of 275,000 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.
- Member Co-op Program Members can participate in different marketing opportunities as they are available, on a first come basis. An email is sent providing specific information and cost periodically through the year.
- 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.
- Participation in HHTA Events and Marketing Efforts
HHTA sponsors the Hocking Hills Trail Run and other promotional events.
- HHTA Newsletter
Members receive a monthly newsletter by email, updating travel and tourism issues in our area. Members may submit news for the publications.
- Organizational Involvement
The Annual General Conference is held each April and serves as an annual meeting for all HHTA members. Members are 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.
- Home Grown on Main Join our local artists and craftsmen to sale your art work and products that are original creations.
- Office Assistance
Members may use the office’s copy machine Black & White at inexpensive rates. Mailing addresses for our membership are available in an excel spreadsheet.
- Member Educational Sessions
HHTA has partnered with Hocking Hills Lodging Owners Association for educational sessions that are scheduled several times a year. These are open to all HHTA members. This allows 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. Dining members can participate in the Annual Comfort Food Cruise.
- 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.