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Contact: Kelly Ashby  740-455-8282

Muskingum County Celebrates National Tourism Week 

April 20, 2017—ZANESVILLE, Ohio–Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in Muskingum County supporting over 3,100 jobs. Direct sales by travelers visiting Muskingum County totals more than $203 million.  In recognition of the economic, social and cultural impact of travel and tourism in Muskingum County, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces its plans for observing National Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017.

“National Tourism Week is a time when we focus on the impact of travel and tourism in Muskingum County,” said Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce.  “We thank our visitors for their patronage, educate the community about the importance of tourism, and show our pride for the travel and tourism industry.”

In celebration of National Tourism Week the Convention and Visitors Bureau will launch a media campaign that focuses on local tourist attractions and emphasizes that area residents do not need to go far for entertainment as there are so many unique activities available right here in Muskingum County. As part of the campaign, local radio stations will give away prizes donated by tourism related businesses. In addition, the John McIntire Library will host a Lunch and Learn program on May 9 featuring Andrew Richmond who will speak about the history of Ohio’s first 100 years. On May 11, a Familiarization Tour will be held for local residents and employees of tourism related businesses.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as a marketing, sales, services and information organization for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry in Muskingum County. For additional information about National Tourism Week or about the many exciting tourism attractions in Muskingum County, please call the CVB at 740-455-8282.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Golf Packages Available

April 12, 2017—ZANESVILLE, Ohio—The Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio area is the perfect destination for a golf trip. Golfers love the rolling hills landscape and beautiful scenery that southeast Ohio provides.

Guests can take advantage of the “9 Stars of Golf” package for the best value. It includes a round of golf at two of the finest public access facilities in the Midwest, EagleSticks Golf Club and The Virtues Golf Club (formerly Longaberger Golf Club) as well as an overnight stay. Both courses are rated 4 ½ stars by “Golf Digest.” In fact, “Golf Magazine” continues to rank the Virtues number one in Ohio for courses open to the public.

Regular golf season pricing for the package is $175 per person plus tax on weekdays and $199 plus tax on weekends. Pricing is based on double occupancy and include green fees, cart fees, lodging and breakfast. Lower spring and fall rates are also available. In addition, travel staff, lead by PGA Professionals will take care of reserving the tee times and hotel rooms so there is no work involved which makes the trip more enjoyable!

Great golf destinations don’t have to break the bank. Consider the 9-Stars of Golf Package today. Call 740.454.4900 or visit EagleSticks.com to book the package or request more information. For more about Zanesville-Muskingum County and other things to see and do, go to VisitZanesville.com or call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 740-455-8282.

Visit Zanesville and Muskingum County This Spring 

ZANESVILLE, Ohio—March 22, 2017—Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to travel in Ohio, especially in Zanesville-Muskingum County!

Shake off the winter blues and head to The Longaberger Homestead which just opened for the season. Tour, shop and dine, plus take advantage of their special events including Spring Fling and Cottage Market Days on March 31 and April 1 and Salvaged Treasures Marketplace May 5-7.

Visit the Zanesville Museum of Art to view the exhibition entitled “An Artist of All Seasons: Landscape Paintings by Karl Kappes” or participate in one of the classes and workshops the museum offers. Participate in the First Friday Art Walk by visiting studios and galleries in downtown Zanesville and viewing the artwork of nearly 300 artists.

Bring the family and enjoy a fun, free afternoon at the National Road and Zane Grey Museum with outdoor activities that Zane Grey would have liked during Zane Grey Day on April 30. This event will feature Ohio Vintage Muffins Vintage Baseball, dutch oven cooking, and Wild West shooting/archery. We have a variety of events the entire family can enjoy!

Wine enthusiasts can take in the beautiful spring scenery while sampling wines at Terra Cotta Vineyards in New Concord and Stone Crest Vineyard in Frazeysburg. In addition, a Spring Wine Affair will take place on April 29 at the Greenhouse at Vista where 11 Ohio wineries will be featured. Wine tasting and sales, entertainment and local vendor shopping will be offered.

Go online to VisitZanesville.com to learn more about events, activities and attractions or call 740-455-8282.

Ohio State Route 555 Promoted to Motorcyclists

March 16, 2017—ZANESVILLE, Ohio—The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau wants motorcyclists to travel on “The Triple Nickel.”

Over the years, SR 555 has become a popular route for motorcycle enthusiasts. The road’s tight twists and turns, elevation changes, and unparalleled scenery are appealing to many people who ride. Since the beginning of the Triple Nickel starts in Zanesville, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) decided to capitalize on it. They created marketing materials that showcase the route and suggest to travelers that they begin and end their ride in Zanesville-Muskingum County.

The CVB distributes their Triple Nickel materials at trade shows, hotels, restaurants, attractions, motorcycle-related businesses and at the Welcome Center. Area representatives recently attended motorcycle expos in Cleveland and Indianapolis where they distributed over 5,000 pieces of literature. “Promoting Muskingum County and the Triple Nickel at motorcycle expos has been extremely successful for us,” commented Lori Kappes, Marketing and Group Sales Manager for the CVB. “We are always looking for new ways to attract people to the area and we have been overwhelmed with the response we have gotten from motorcyclists. These visitors contribute to our local economy by staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and shopping in our stores.”

For more information or to request motorcycle marketing materials for Zanesville-Muskingum County, call 740-455-8282 or visit www.visitzanesville.com.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Announces the Release of the New Visitors Guide

March 1, 2017—ZANESVILLE, Ohio—Zanesville and Muskingum County’s new Visitors Guides are hot off the press. 110,000 guides are printed and ready for distribution throughout the year to leisure travelers, group tour planners, meeting planners, and local citizens.

Designed to attract visitors and help build the local economy, the Visitors Guide includes information about accommodations, restaurants, shopping options, calendar of events, attractions, parks and recreation, and nightlife options, as well as feature stories, a community profile and maps section. New this year is a section that showcases the Villages of Muskingum County including Adamsville, Dresden, and New Concord.

The Zanesville and Muskingum County Visitors Guide is one of the various marketing tools used to attract travelers to our county. In addition to the guide, the Convention and Visitors Bureau also distributes Outdoor Brochures, Pottery Guides, Education brochures, Antique Guides, National Road brochures, Experience Adamsville brochures, Downtown Walking Maps, Lorena Sternwheeler brochures and other various themed brochures.

For a free copy of the new Visitors Guide call the Chamber of Commerce at 740-455-8282 or 800-743-2303 or email a request to kashby@zmchamber.com.