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 for 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 of these publications is produced from 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 information fulfillment piece for requests from 1-800-BUCKEYE, and all national and regional marketing campaigns. It is produced in a full-color format and highlights Ohio’s travel experiences through editorial and pictorial content. It contains attraction listings, but 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 chronological order. We have a new listing verification system for the new Listing & Events Database and will now conduct an audit twice a year (fall and spring) to verify the accuracy of all event listings that appear on and are in consideration for the printed edition of the Ohio Calendar of Events.

How to Get Your Event(s) or Attraction(s) in the Publications
Both the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events rely on information from the Listing & Events Database to fill their pages. To be considered for inclusion in the publications, Ohio tourism entities must maintain an active entry in the Database. Click here for more information on the Listings & Events Database or go directly to Login here. Database listings are free!

Pictures also may be submitted for the publications. The best are photos that show happy, smiling people enjoying their experience or action shots that aren’t blurry. We want images that capture and convey the emotion of Ohio travel experiences. For more information and to submit images, visit

Changes to the 2016 Ohio Travel Guide
As we review 2015 and look ahead to next year, I would like to update you on the 2016 Ohio Travel Guide.

Just as each of you in the Ohio tourism industry review your marketing tools and results periodically, we are constantly researching changes in how people make travel decisions. What inspires them? How do we get Ohio into the consideration set? What new technologies are travelers utilizing? Where do they research travel destinations/activities?

As we looked around the universe, we determined it is time to refocus the Ohio Travel Guide as a more engaging, inspirational tool in our marketing program. Following are the updates we will make to the Ohio Travel Guide to better inspire travelers. Click here to go to the Power Point.

Deadlines for Inclusion
Click Here for a complete list of upcoming deadlines that you need to meet to be considered for inclusion in Ohio travel publications. 

Bulk Quantities 
Click Here to order Bulk Quantities of 2016 Ohio Travel Publications.