Ohio.org Listing & Events Database

The Ohio.org Listing & Events Database is the heart of TourismOhio’s efforts to provide information on all the great things there are to see and do here in Ohio. Millions of potential travelers – and customers – visit Ohio.org or call 1-800-BUCKEYE looking for information every month. Some already know where they want to visit and are looking for information such as hours of operation and admission prices. Others may be looking for ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.

This free marketing tool is the place where you provide the information those travelers need. With just your e-mail address and the password you choose, you can submit and update the information those web visitors and callers could use to become customers.

Click here to create an account and begin submitting your destinations and events!

 

What's eligible for inclusion in the Ohio.org Database?

Ohio.org Listing & Events Database Guidelines

The following guidelines will help you determine if your listing qualifies for the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database.

These guidelines were developed based on user research to determine the type of information visitors expect to find on our site and in our publications. Please keep in mind that our goal is to provide information for visitors on fun and exciting things to see and do while traveling in Ohio.

Approval/rejection of all submissions is at the sole discretion of the Office of TourismOhio, which reserves the right to edit or refuse any listing. Some listings may be approved by correcting your submission following the instructions provided. Those re-submitted without corrections may be deleted from the system.

Please remember that these are only guidelines. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns, and we will happily provide additional guidance.

What can I submit as a tourism event?

  • Events organized primarily to appeal to travelers from outside the immediate area
  • Prominent events open to the general public and actively marketed to audiences statewide and/or nationwide
  • Events showcasing a town’s unique character or heritage
  • Fourth of July, New Year and Christmas/Holiday events that include activities of interest to travelers
  • Ethnic festivals providing activities of interest to travelers
  • County fairs
  • Major and minor league sporting events (individual games or the season)

What generally does NOT qualify to submit as a tourism event?

  • Events closed to any segment of the general public for any reason
  • School or College events; student events
  • Civic, club and community meetings, conferences and activities
  • Family or class reunions; church bazaars, picnics and special events
  • Retail sales and yard sales not associated with a special tourism event
  • Childrenʹs Easter Egg hunts, photos with Santa, etc. (unless part of a larger tourism event)
  • Pageants, other than statewide or regional pageants
  • Special admission deals (ex. Military Get In Free Day)/meals and offers (submit these as Deals, not Events)
  • Exceedingly localized events/fundraisers
  • Multiweek classes/workshops/summer camps
  • Book club meetings, etc.
  • Private or members‐only events
  • Events open only to home‐school students

Examples of businesses generally not eligible for our tourism database:

  • National chain/franchised restaurants (except those featuring uniquely Ohio products)
  • Standard retail establishments (i.e. grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies), except those specializing in uniquely Ohio products
  • Organizations, groups, clubs, etc. (except for Convention and Visitor Bureaus)