Destination Seneca County Receives Statewide Recognition

October 13, 2022

Destination Seneca County received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation, held October 13, 2022, at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio. Destination Seneca County received an award for the category of Targeted Marketing Campaign for their Seneca County Geo Trail, the only geocaching trail in Northwest Ohio. Bryce Riggs and Marisa Stephens with Destination Seneca County accepted the award. This is the first time in Destination Seneca County’s organizational history to be recognized on a state level for their efforts.

The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards recognize excellence in Ohio’s hospitality and tourism industry for efforts in advertising, marketing, and public relations. In this year’s competition, the Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance Yearly (RUBY) Awards had 183 entries. The awards, sponsored by Ohio Magazine, were presented during the Ohio Conference on Travel, the state’s largest conference for tourism industry professionals.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) and online clues to help participants find caches, or hidden containers. Destination Seneca County, in partnership with Geocachers Anonymous, launched the only geocaching trail in Northwest Ohio in September of 2021. Since the launch of the trail, more than 165 geocachers have completed the trail and have traveled more than 20,800 miles to Seneca County to do so. Destination Seneca County is currently working on a new interactive geocaching trail for 2023 that will feature a new theme, caches, and locations.

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