There are many reasons to join the Georgia Coast Travel Association. Each member means more co-op advertising dollars for the region, helps develop broad public relations for the region, receives personal and professional growth by networking with other tourism professionals, has access to help with marketing, lobbying and public relations, and enables you to market your business through a group effort which is efficient and more cost effective.

 

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 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 www.visitcoastalgeorgia.com
  • 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 www.visitcoastageorgia.com 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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What fellow GCTA members think!

The networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with my peers and the increased marketing visibility have made membership a benefit to me. Being kept abreast of current issues and trends facing tourism is the icing on the cake.”

Angela Wigger
Director, St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau/St. Marys Welcome Center

As the owners of a small chain of tourism-related retail specialty shops, it’s crucial that we receive a significant ROI on every marketing dollar invested. Our membership in GCTA provides just that. In addition, the vast wealth of available knowledge and partnership opportunities are awesome.”

David and Carol Legasse
Owners
The Salt Table with stores in and around Savannah, Georgia

 

Being a member of GCTA gives us not only the opportunity to reach visitors throughout the region, it allows us to keep up to date with the ever changing trends in tourism and stay in front of the people we are trying to reach.”

Pearl Fyderek, Director of Marketing
National Museum of the
Mighty Eighth Air Force

 

Being part of a group that is devoted to making the coast’s tourism as successful as possible has been a tremendous benefit to the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Through our membership with GCTA, we are able get the word out of what we have to offer at the resort to some of the top influencers in the region – the GCTA members.”

Amy Wisenbaker
Social Media and Web Communications Manager
Jekyll Isalnd Club Resort