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Information for Tourism Partners

Welcome to our tourism partner hub! We greatly value all that local tourism-related businesses and nonprofits do for the Transylvania County tourism industry and consider them to be an important part of why we are such a popular destination. With that in mind, we have many ways that we promote these partners to our audience.  Some, like posting on our calendar or having certain listings on our website are free.  Others, like advertising space in our Adventure Guide & Waterfall Map or co-op ads in key publications, are available for a fee.

The first step for all tourism partners is to complete a Partner Profile form, which ensures that we have up-to-date information (contact info, quality images, your story) about your business or attraction.  This is true for new partners and ones who have been here for decades.  Details and a link to the form can be found below.  Next, if you’re interested in our advertising opportunities for partners, take a look at the Partner Marketing Opportunities information below.  Finally, please check out all of the complimentary offerings the TCTDA provides for our tourism partners.  If you have any questions about any of this, please contact Virginia Watkins at virginia.watkins@transylvaniacounty.org.

 

PARTNER PROFILE FORM

We spread the word about the many special businesses and attractions in Transylvania County in various ways throughout the year. To ensure that we have accurate and timely info to include you in some of these unpaid opportunities, we invite all local tourism partners to complete a Partner Profile Form, linked below. This form is vital for all tourism partners to fill out!

Partner Profile Form

 

PARTNER MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a range of marketing opportunities to our tourism partners. Learn more about how to take advantage of them in our 2024 Partner Marketing Program Booklet. To request an opportunity, please fill out the 2024 Tourism Partner Marketing Opportunity Request Form. Both items are linked below.

2024 Partner Marketing Program Booklet

2024 Partner Marketing Opportunity Request Form

 

COMPLIMENTARY OFFERINGS

 

Post Your Events On Our Website’s Calendar

Explorebrevard.com has a free local events calendar intended to promote special events. Please do not use it to post daily or standard services, classes, or tours. We use these special events when pulling for other marketing collateral. Look for the “Add Your Own Events” button at the top of the Event Calendar page.

 

Special Lodging Deals

With a focus on the shoulder season and winter months, let us help promote you through our digital ad campaign. Take a look at our Lodging Specials Page Here. Please contact virginia.watkins@transylvaniacounty.org for more information.

 

Get Our E-newsletter For Tourism Partners

The monthly “Transylvania Tourism News” is designed specifically for our local tourism partners and is full of TCTDA, local community, and industry news and events that make great potential content for you to share on your social networks with clientele. Subscribe by contacting mollie.gordon@transylvaniacounty.org.

 

Follow Us, Like Us, & Subscribe

Get the most out of your social media with the help of ours. Our social media handles/usernames are as follows: Instagram and Threads (@explorebrevardnc), Facebook (@Explore Brevard), YouTube (VisitWaterfallsNC), and Twitter (@Explore_Brevard). We also encourage you to tag us in your posts or send them to us so that we can re-share them.

 

Adventure Guides, Maps & Posters… oh my!

Our collateral marketing materials are resources that you’re welcome to provide to your own customers. Adventure Guides with a foldout Waterfall Map, our Regional Map, and posters of our Waterfall Wise and Leave It Better messaging can be your tools to help assist visitors. Contact virginia.watkins@transylvaniacounty.org to discuss your request. You can take a look at our initiatives at the links below.

Be Waterfall Wise

Leave It Better

 

Camp and Major Events Calendar

The Camp and Major Events Calendar is designed to help our partners prepare for the busy season. It displays major events and local camp drop-off and pick-up dates in Transylvania County to inform our partners of dates that will bring an influx of visitors to the county. If you have a suggested major event or are aware of any event changes, please contact Virginia Watkins at virginia.watkins@transylvaniacounty.org

2024 CAMP AND BIG EVENTS CALENDAR

 

Backlink To Our Website

We can provide you with our logo to backlink on your website, providing your users easy access to all that our explorebrevard.com website has to offer.

 

Use Our Public-Use Photos

We make our photos available to tourism partners for limited non-commercial purposes. For more information about our photo use policy click here.