Ohio. Find It Here. Publications

TourismOhio is responsible for producing Ohio’s official state tourism publications including the annual Ohio Travel Guide and Spring / Summer and Fall / Winter editions of the Ohio Calendar of Events.

There is no cost associated with Ohio Tourism Industry listings in the Ohio Travel Guide or the Ohio Calendar of Events. We include as many attraction and event listings as possible in each of our publications.

Each publication is produced with advertising dollars ($0 tax dollars) in partnership with our publisher, Great Lakes Publishing, which handles all aspects of publication advertising. To inquire about advertising in Ohio tourism publications, please contact Great Lakes Publishing at (614) 659-9631.

Ohio Travel Guide

Published annually

The Ohio Travel Guide is the state’s main tourism publication that highlights Ohio’s unique travel experiences through editorial content and imagery. The guide includes attraction listings submitted by tourism industry partners and does not contain event listings.

Ohio Calendar of Events

published biannually; spring/summer and fall/winter

The Ohio Calendar of Events is a compilation piece that includes a wide array of tourism-related events including festivals, fairs, arts events, etc. listed by region and in chronological order. The listings included in these publications are submitted and verified by tourism industry partners. This publication does not include attraction listings.

How do I get listed?

Both the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events rely on information from the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database to fill their pages. To be considered for inclusion in the publications, Ohio tourism partners must maintain an active and up-to-date entry in the Database. Click here for more information on the Ohio.org Listings & Events Database or go directly to Login hereDatabase listings are free!

Please submit photos with your listings! TourismOhio is seeking high resolution images showcasing people enjoying their experience with one another. Ideal images capture and convey the emotional connections that can be made while enjoying Ohio’s unique travel experiences. For more information and to submit images, please visit www.glpublishing.com/imagelibrary.

2020 Publications Dates and Deadlines

Publication deadlines are communicated to the Ohio travel industry via BuckeyeLine, the monthly travel industry eNewsletter. Click here to sign up for the BuckeyeLine eNewsletter. Please mark your calendars with the upcoming important dates and deadlines for upcoming publications. Please note that future publication deadlines will be similar to past deadlines.

2020 Ohio Travel Guide (does not include events)

  • Listing Submission Deadline: Sept. 9, 2019
    Online Verification: Sept. 10-Oct. 1, 2019
    Advertising Close Date: Oct. 31, 2019
    Delivers: Jan. 14, 2020

2020 Spring / Summer Ohio Calendar of Events

  • Covers events from March 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2020
    Event Listing Submission Deadline: Sept. 9, 2019
    Online Verification: Sept. 10-Oct. 1, 2019
    Advertising Close Date: Oct. 31, 2019
    Delivers: Jan. 24, 2020

2020-21 Fall / Winter Ohio Calendar of Events

  • Covers events from Sept. 1, 2020 through Feb. 29, 2021
    Event Listing Submission Deadline: April 16, 2020
    Online Verification: April 17-24, 2020
    Delivers: July 27, 2020

Bulk Publication Request

Bulk quantities of Ohio Travel Publications are available to any tourism-related organizations, including Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Welcome Centers and AAA offices.

If you have questions, please call 614-466-5377 or email Amy Summers at Amy.Summers@development.ohio.gov

Note: Limited quantities of the publications will be available to ensure that TourismOhio has ample inventory to fulfill individual requests through the end of the year. We reserve the right to provide smaller quantities than ordered. PUBLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO TOURISM-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS. OTHER REQUESTS WILL NOT BE FULFILLED. The Official Ohio Travel Guide (including the Calendar) is also available as a digital publication app from the iTunes Apple App Store or Google Play Store.