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Oil Region Alliance Produces 2023-2024 Oil Region Guide

OIL CITY, PA — The latest Oil Region Guide, the premier tourism publication of the Oil Region, which is produced by the Oil Region Alliance (ORA), is now available.

The magazine highlights the Oil Region National Heritage Area (ORNHA)’s history, outdoor recreational offerings, arts and culture, hospitality amenities, and more through articles and advertisements.

“The release of a new Oil Region Guide is always exciting,” said Emily Altomare, ORA Communications and Tourism Manager. “This publication represents so much hard work, but also a wonderful opportunity to introduce people to new things to love about the Oil Region.”

For the second year in a row the Guide was designed in-house at the ORA, incorporating a lot of input from community members and volunteers including those who serve on the ORA’s Tourism Advisory Promotion Council.

“I am so appreciative of the collaboration between our staff and committee members as well as the participation of our advertisers,” said John R. Phillips, II, ORA President and CEO. “That’s what makes this publication so valuable.”

The latest Guide was produced with a two-year shelf-life in mind, meaning it will serve for all of calendar years 2023 and 2024.

The Guide was also expanded from 52 pages to 56 pages to accommodate all interested advertisers and additions to the content, including new features on the Oil Region Astronomical Society and 2024 solar eclipse.

The ORA is Venango County’s designated tourism marketing organization. Since the ORNHA includes all of Venango and Titusville, Oil Creek Township, and Hydetown Borough in Crawford County, the Guide covers the same geographic footprint. The community of Foxburg, which is adjacent to the southern border of the ORNHA, is also included.

The 85,000 hard copies of the guide were printed this year.

The Guide is distributed locally at visitor centers and points of interest as well as in response to direct requests and leads generated through advertising. It is also available at stops on the Pennsylvania turnpike, several rest stops, Welcome Centers, and select AAA offices across the state in addition to three spots on I-95 in Delaware and Maryland thanks to an ORA contract with Getaways on Display.

The Guide will also be available to download or flip through virtually online at OilRegion.org/tourism/visitor-guide/.

The digital version allows readers to link directly with events and advertiser websites or social media pages with just a click.

Questions about the Oil Region Guide or requests for copies can be directed to Altomare at ealtomare@oilregion.org.

Development of the next Oil Region Guide, which will come out in January 2025, will begin Summer of 2024. It has not yet been determined if that Guide will be for one year or two.

“We’re very proud to have this new marketing piece that so thoroughly highlights all our area has to offer,” Phillips said.


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