2015 Connecticut State Visitors Guide ERTD co-op discounts
The Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country is offering a significant discount to participate in the Mystic Country co-op pages of the 2015 Official Connecticut State Visitors Guide. This discount – nearly 15% off of the net rates – allows advertisers exposure in 450,000 copies printed. Click here for the 2015 Mystic Country co-op advertising rates and ad sizes.
Please note: Merchants groups may reserve a full page, or half page, and divide the space into smaller ads.
Please call or email Janice at 860-536-8822 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this co-op opportunity.
Deadline for space reservation is October 22.
Materials are due to ERTD before Oct. 29. All billing will be through the ERTD.
Revolutionary Views Photo Contest
The Connecticut Office of Tourism’s fall photo contest, Revolutionary Views (details at the link) has launched and runs through October 12. Please help spread the word about this program on your social channels by encouraging your visitors, friends and followers to participate. All participants have to do is share a photo of a beautiful fall view in Connecticut – this can be your property or attraction, a landscape view, a destination view, interior view, etc. – any image that they think is reflective of fall and Connecticut. For inspiration see what’s already been submitted here.
What You Get: If your destination is pictured in the most photos submitted by users, you will earn marketing support from COT (social support, newsletter inclusion, and a call out on CTvisit.com).
What You Can Do:
Set up an official place on your property where people can take photos and share on their Twitter and Instagram channels with the hashtag #CTviews
Share the effort on social media using the #CTviews hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
You, your visitors, friends and family can participate in the contest by sharing a photo on the Visit Connecticut Facebook Tab titled “Revolutionary Views” or on Twitter and Instagram (Connecticut Office of Tourism’s newly launched channel).
Partner with Mystic Country
Do your target markets include the group, meeting or international markets? If so, you can increase your exposure and maximize your dollars by partnering with Mystic Country. Be a booth partner, or a brochure partner, at one or more shows. Last year ERTD/Mystic Country returned to constituents’ nearly 500 leads and 10,000-room nights through RFPs and contacts made as a result of attending trade shows. Click here for the 2014/15 schedule.
NOTE: There is one spot left for a Booth Sponsor at the Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association Marketplace, November 19th in Atlantic City.
Enter to WIN a Northeast Connecticut Getaway!
Mystic Country’s northeast getaway contest on Facebook is now active. Special thanks go to the many northeast businesses for their support and participation. The contest winner will receive:
• A two night stay for two at the historic INN AT WOODSTOCK HILL in Woodstock Connecticut.
• A complimentary dinner for two in Downtown Putnam
• A complimentary wine tasting (21+ only) for two at TAYLOR BROOKE WINERY, in Woodstock.
• A private tour (in season) of ROSELAND COTTAGE in Woodstock.
• Two passes to explore the NATHAN HALE HOMESTEAD in Coventry
• Two passes to THE ADVENTURE PARK AT STORRS, an outdoor aerial climbing experience.
• $50 gift card for lunch or dinner at the WILLIMANTIC BREWING COMPANY.
Please share the post on social media and promote the northeast region of Mystic Country.
Helpful hint: Paste this link: http://bit.ly/1o3Asfb into the “What’s on your mind” field and the contest will appear on your Facebook page.