How to make the most of your Travel Council Investment

It's not enough to sign the application and send in your check (although the CACVB appreciates that!). You need to work your investment with the tools Travel Council provides.

Step 1: CACVB Weekly

Read the CACVB Weekly e-mail newsletter and pay close attention to its content! The items featured in the weekly are pertinent and time sensitive.


Step 2: Network

Attend monthly CACVB Travel Council meetings. They are generally held from 4 - 6 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at various member sites in the Charleston area. Reminders are sent via postcards and email regarding date, time and location. These meetings are a terrific setting to meet and network with your fellow Travel Council Members, as well as key CACVB staff members.


Step 3: Send Us Your News

Email us at media@explorecharleston.com, so we can share your news via our various outlets: press releases, media inquiries, social media, and enews.


Step 4: Leads

It is important for members to respond to the Group Sales and Service leads in a timely manner. Both new and archived leads are available anytime through the Simpleview Extranet. Please make sure you respond with proposals as soon as you receive the email prompting you to sign into Simpleview. You will only receive leads that apply to your business or property.


Step 5: CharlestonTravelCouncil.com

We have designed this portion of the website to be used as a tool to help you grow your business. This is where you will find everything you need to know regarding upcoming meetings, special events, industry research, how to access sales & service leads, CACVB advertising media kits, members in the news, industry calendar, tradeshow schedule, images, etc. Please check this site regularly, as information is constantly updated.


Step 6: Promotional Opportunities

All Travel Council members are given the opportunity to participate in other CACVB services throughout the year.

Online

All CACVB websites offer targeted methods to reach both niche and broad markets. Interactive marketing tools targeted to the visitor of your choice are available. Please contact your account executive for details.


Publications

The CACVB produces.


Lowcountry Reservation Service

Fill your unsold rooms with same-day walk-ins from the Visitor Center reservations desk! Be sure to call 843.720.5687 everyday with a DISCOUNTED rate in order to help fill last minute inventory.


Tour Ticket Program

Tours, Attractions & General Admission Special Event tickets can be sold by all of our local visitor centers 362 days of the year! Don't miss this opportunity to boost your revenue!


Packages

Packaging is very important whether you are a lodging, dining, tour or attraction member. Please view charlestonpackages.com and contact your account executive for details on how to submit your packaging information.


LinkedIn

Join the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Travel Council Group on LinkedIn and post event happenings, job openings and news that you want to share with fellow Travel Council Members! Type "Charleston Area Travel Council" in the LinkedIn Group Search box and request to join.


Events Calendar

Please send your special events information to Kara Ahl, at kahl@explorecharleston.com. We will post all appropriate events on the online calendar..


Follow Us On Social Media

facebook.com/explorechs, twitter.com/explorechs, pinterest.com/explorechs, instagram.com/explorecharleston


Step 7: Use Your CACVB

Talk to us! We are here to help you promote your business! You may reach anyone on our staff at 843.853.8000 if you would like additional assistance or have further questions about how to successfully utilize your investment.