Partnership Benefits

We Value Our Partners!

Explore Altoona is a partnership-based 501-c(6) non-profit organization designated by the Blair County Board of Commissioners to serve as the County’s official Destination Marketing Organization.

Our organization’s seasonal strategies involve a fully integrated marketing program consisting of various digital, online, and print communications with the consistent plan of sharing with potential visitors the unique, authentic experiences you will find on this website. These visitors influence the business community by spending new dollars within the destination as demonstrated below:

2022 Year in Review

The major accomplishments of 2022 in placing

Blair County on the map for travel purposes!






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Annual Economic Impact of Travel Spending on Blair County

$ 0 M
In excess of
0 +
Jobs supported to some extent by travel spending
$ 0 M
In labor income
$ 0 M
In local, state, and federal taxes

Partnership Benefits


Public Relations & Social Media

Referral to Visitors via Visitor Requests

Brochure Rack Locations

Various hotels, restaurants, attractions throughout Blair County.

Visitor Fulfilment

Website, call-to-action based on targeted marketing placements - digital and print, and telephone.

PA on Display

14 PA Welcome Centers - located at key interstate gateways into PA. Various PA Turnpike Service Plazas

Getaways on Display

Targeted travel consumer areas: Northern VA and MD, South Central, Northern, Eastern and Western PA.

AAA Offices

Located throughout PA and NJ.

For more information and specific inquiries, and to schedule an individual discussion, please contact:

Patrick Schurr

Director of Partnership Development

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