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Who Should Join?

Inns, CVBs, Cabins, Motels, B&Bs, Utilities, Marinas, Festivals, Retailers, Museums, Outfitters, Chambers, Gift Shops, Attractions, Restaurants, Boat Dealers, Art Galleries, Golf Courses, Campgrounds, Antique Shops, Fishing Guides, Tour Operators, Camper Dealers, Financial Institutions
& More!

Why Should I Join GCTA?

Member Incentives
• Each member means more co-op advertising dollars for the Region
• Each member helps develop broad public relations for the region
• Each member receives personal and professional growth by networking with other tourism professionals
• Resources that help with marketing, lobbying and public relations
• Marketing your business through a group effort which is efficient and more cost effective

Membership Testimonials

“Membership in the Georgia Coast Travel Associating makes it possible to market and
promote our B&B in ways most small businesses are unable to afford. Through regional
networking and co-op advertising this association and its members promote travel and
tourism throughout our beautiful Georgia coast. I am proud to be a part of an organization
so committed to the travel tourism industry of our coastal region.”
— Jan Chamberlain, Blue Heron Inn


“If I were not a member of the Georgia Coast Travel Association, I would not have been
able to know the people on the coast who have been able to help me in what I do. Selling
travel advertising for Atlanta Magazine and the Georgia Travel Guide is a great job, but
much easier when I am able to call on our members to ask for help in gaining new
prospects and also knowing that I have the opportunity to help promote their businesses
through our publications.”
— Jill Teter, Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Travel Guide


“I have been a member of the Georgia Coast Travel Association for many years. Having
been in the hospitality business on Jekyll Island at several different hotels as a Sales
Director and now as a General Manager, I always make sure whatever organization I
am with is a member. The Georgia Coast Travel Association is a fundamental asset to
any business trying to promote our coastal region to area visitors.”
— Shirley Rayhon, General Manager, Days Inn & Suites Jekyll Island


“The networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with my peers and the increased marketing visibility, afforded through membership, have been just a few of the things that have made my Georgia Coast Travel Association membership a benefit to me.  The return on investment continues with monthly meetings that offer first rate speakers and industry related education.  Being kept abreast of current issues and trends facing state tourism is the icing on the cake.”
Angela Wigger, Director, St. Marys Convention and Visitors Bureau/St. Marys Welcome Center

Membership has Benefits

• Informative Monthly Meetings
• State & Regional news compiled and digested through this site.
• Lead Sharing
• Regional Map/Brochure
• Cost savings on advertising by participating in co-op opportunities.
• Free participation in the State of Georgia’s virtual brochure room through the Georgia Coast Travel Association’s Regional Map/Brochure
• Networking opportunities
• Event listings on
• Representation and the opportunity to post on the GCTA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Educational Opportunities
• Mini Fams Trips to familiarize members with tourism product on the Coast
• Direct link from your web site to the site
• Opportunities for participation and/or representation at industry trade shows, on familiarization tours, press tours and media events both domestically and internationally.
• Opportunity to purchase a panel or listing in the yearly Georgia Coast Regional Map and Brochure
• Input into the Georgia Coast Travel Association’s marketing plan, including placement of $25,000 worth of state funded advertising

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