EAST LIVERPOOL - Plans for the upcoming tourism season were discussed Thursday during the city Tourism Board's first meeting of the year.
Among the issues board President Karl Fife said he considers "one of the more pressing" facing the board is preparing a new promotional brochure.
Brent Haynes of Haynes Creative Publishing attended the meeting and showed board members a sample that has been used in the nearby village of Wellsville.
He explained that advertising would have to be secured by the tourism board or its representative, with 8 percent of the ad revenue going back to the board or the person collecting the ad sales.
Advertisements of local businesses would encircle a large map of the city showing tourist attractions.
Fife said the brochure already being used by the city also created by Haynes in 2009 has been popular with visitors, saying, "We've gotten a lot of positive response on the existing visitors' guide. People from out of state have requested them and then called to say they liked it."
He and some of the other members said they favor the existing brochure rather than the model presented by Haynes, both for its layout and position of ads informational information and its smaller four-page design.
No decision was made until Haynes can provide an estimate of cost at the next meeting.
Fife also reported on advertisements placed in other publications, promoting the city, and reported that the author of an upcoming article on the Lincoln Highway has asked for local information pertaining to the famous cross-country road, which he will provide.