And on Saturday, March 5, Mason County will showcase their tourism opportunities at the Third Annual Southeast Ohio Tourism Expo, slated to take place at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.
The event, which is organized through the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held in the school’s Lyne Center and is scheduled to run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Along with Mason and Gallia Counties, tourism representatives from Athens, Pike, Ross, Meigs, Vinton and Jackson Counties will be in attendance.
According to Charles Humphreys, executive director of the Main Street Point Pleasant organization, Mason County’s expo booth will feature a variety of tourism outlets, including information on the Point Pleasant River Museum and the historic floodwall murals, located at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park. Humphreys said that pictures of various local events and museums also will be on display.
“We did really well at last year’s (Southeast Ohio Tourism Expo). I am glad that they are having the expo again because it enables us to connect with our tour operators,” Humphreys said.
There is no admission fee to attend the expo. Those who attend will have the opportunity to receive information on a variety of tourism opportunities, including outdoor recreation, shopping, genealogy, dining, arts and theater, homemade crafts and collectibles, education, Civil War History, African-American History and museums. Expo attendees also will have the opportunity to sample local tastes from restaurants and catering companies. In addition, door prizes will be given away during the event.
According to a news release from the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the goal of the expo is to enable tourism organizations, travel agencies, tour operators and other related industries to spotlight their venues.
For more information, contact the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 740-446-6882 or via e-mail at email@example.com.