Tuscarawas County CVB
124 E. High Ave.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330-602-2420 • TravelTUSC.com
TravelTALK - Week of November 12
CVB Partner Meetings
When: Tuesday, November 20 from 8:30am - 9:00am
Where: The Welcome Center (124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia)

Please join us for healthy snacks, coffee, and industry-related discussion. We'll be hosting our second CVB Partner Meeting (still looking for creative name suggestions!). You do not have to RSVP. Some of you have asked for more structured discussion, so we will be discussing our 2019 marketing schedule, group tour needs, and events.


And please mark your calendars for December 19 -- we will be holding our annual Holiday Open House from 4-6 PM. As the CVB was founded in 1979, we will be hosting a '70s-themed gathering in honor of 40 years of service. Spend some time with the board and staff of the CVB, along with various industry partners and local government officials.
2019 Travel Guide
Advertising is officially open for the 2019 Tuscarawas County Travel Guide! Click here to download our 2019 Travel Guide Rate Sheet. Deadline to advertise is November 16, 2018. Payment to be made to Marketing Consulting Services.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonna at jonna@mcsprintsource.com
Looking for Board Members
The Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau has a board seat open (3-year term) to begin January 1, 2019.

The board consists of 11 members of the community, representing both geography and industry base. 
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, at a time TBD by the board president.Meetings typically last an hour, with the board reviewing previous months minutes and financial statements. Long term and short term visioning and planning are shared at that time as well.

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to the CVB by December 15:

Tuscarawas County CVB
Attn: Dee Grossman
124 E. High Ave.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FAM Tour
The CVB will host approximately 20 tour operators for a FAM Tour November 28-30th. We are excited to showcase our area attractions, museums, restaurants, and hotels for these operators and we hope many of you will have a chance to meet this group of participants. There are a few ways to join in the fun and introduce your organization to our guests:
Profile Sheets: Each operator will receive a 3-ring binder with area profile sheets. Make sure your sheet is part of this collection. 

Welcome Bags: Upon check-in each guest will receive a welcome bag filled with Tuscarawas County goodies. Help us thank our operators for participating in the FAM Tour.

Bus Snacks Sponsor: We have a busy schedule during our FAM Tour and our operators will work up an appetite. Make your presence known and send snacks for our visitors to enjoy in between their meals.  

Please have all items to the CVB or available for pick up by Monday, November 26.
Group Tour Planner Updates
If you would like to be in our Group Tour Planner or update your existing information, please fill out this form and send it to Julie via email, fax at 330-602-2433, or drop it off at our offices at 124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia.

Download the Group Tour form here.
Giveaway Items
The Tuscarawas County CVB needs your promotional and giveaway items! We have shows to attend and bags to stuff and want to get your name out there.

We are ready to receive items at our office or to pick them up from partners.
Heartland Travel Showcase
It is time to register for the Heartland Travel Showcase. Be sure to register for the Heartland Travel Showcase. Booth assignments will begin in the middle of November. As in year's past, every effort will be made to group our partners together to have a strong regional presence.
Those registering after November will not be guaranteed a place among the regional partners.

Don't forget that the CVB will offer a $500 ($250 per booth share) reimbursement to partners for all leads turned in within 30 days of the show. Leads must have the operators contact information to be eligible. This reimbursement is open to Tuscarawas County partners only. Contact Julie if interested.
2019 Calendar of Events
The Tuscarawas County CVB encourages you to also submit your events to us for inclusion on our online Calendar of Events!

What's new in 2019? Any big anniversaries or events? Let us know!
Free Marketing
If you are looking for some free marketing, email your event information or press release to Jim Berni ( jim@thelight959.com) at the Light 95.9 in Canton. This Christian-based radio station wants to promote you!