Become a partner and enjoy exposure to the 1.8+ million website visitors who explore the Shores & Islands Ohio website annually, 300+ thousand social media followers, and 250+ thousand travel guides produced annually. Visitors include pleasure and business travelers, wedding and reunion parties, event participants, sports enthusiasts, special interest groups, media, and more. Shores & Islands Ohio works year-round representing its partners’ products, services, and events. Benefits of partnership include:


  • Two year-round welcome center locations
  •, the official travel specific website for the region
  • Play & Stay Travel Guide
  • Social media following
  • Consumer e-newsletters
  • Group welcome packets
  • Media exposure
  • Familiarization tours
  • Promotional photos and videos
  • Event calendars and other promotional brochures
  • And so much more!

Marketing in Leisure, Groups, and Sports Tourism

  • Print & Radio
  • Digital Marketing
  • Paid Social Media
  • Influencers
  • Group Tour, Corporate, Association Marketing
  • Sports Marketing
  • Tradeshows/Conferences


S&IO Market Graphic

17 Current Markets 11 New Markets
1. Cleveland Indiana:
2. Cincinnati • South Bend
3. Columbus • Evansville
4. Dayton Pennsylvania:
5. Lima • Harrisburg
6. Toledo • Johnstown
7. Youngstown • Erie
8. Zanesville • Wilkes-Barre
9. Pittsburgh Kentucky:
10. Detroit • Lexington
11. Lansing Michigan:
12. Indianapolis • Grand Rapids
13. Ft. Wayne • Flint
14. Louisville West Virginia:
15. Charleston/Huntington • Bluefield
16. Wheeling • Clarksburg
17. Parkersburg  


Website Listing, Social Media, Blogs & E-Newsletters

Shores & Islands Ohio is offering packages and exclusive opportunities to help our partners tell their stories on our popular website, social media channels, blogs, and in consumer e-newsletters.

  • Imagine “taking-over” the Shores & Islands Ohio social channels with the assistance of our Social Media Manager
  • Social media feature, which includes copy and photos – Example Another Broken Egg Café
  • Video spotlight - Example Paddle Bar or Orchard Farm Stand
  • Sponsorship of Shores & Islands Ohio’s Lake Erie Love Blog – Example Quarry Hill Orchards
  • Featured article in the Shores & Islands Ohio consumer e-newsletter
  • Work closely with the S&IO marketing team to identify the best outlets for your business


Site Analytics


Customizable Options:

  • Play & Stay Guide
  • Threshold 360 capture and usage
  • Featured listing on the S&IO website
  • Featured digital ad on S&IO website
  • Featured Blog
  • Social Media Post
  • Brochure distribution in both welcome centers
  • E-Newsletters

Standard Package

- starting at $550

  • Play + Stay Guide
  • Standard S&IO website listing
  • Brochure distribution in both welcome centers


Join the group tour co-op to gain more student and motorcoach groups with representation at group related national tradeshows, publications, itineraries, sales missions, etc.

• Max. 20 businesses

For more group partnering options contact: Tiffany Frisch, Group Accounts Manager tiffany@shoresandislands.com419.960.7463

Exclusive Event Opportunities

Are you interested in attracting birders, athletes, sporting event or conference attendees?
We have an in!

Contact us to explore different ideas and options.