Join Explore Northwest Florida

Membership To Support Rural Tourism Marketing

Membership is vital for rural Tourism Marketing. With the support of membership, promotion for the unknown sites and spots enable visitors to hear of the unknown places. Small towns are steeped in historic sites, hidden gems and mini marvels.  Stakeholders, business membership and individual membership support  digital and print marketing campaigns.

Rural tourism attracts visitors far and wide including city slickers seeking adventures, gorgeous nature and scenic places. Unfortunately, the small towns struggle with funding for rural tourism marketing.

In order to keep pace, Explore Northwest Florida leverages membership dues with grants, and in-kind services to carry out robust tourism marketing and educational programs. Join us in creating a premier tourism destination that will encourage travelers to Explore Northwest Florida.

Marsh grass and trees in bayou, Franklin Co

Individual

Members receive information on tourism development activities and rural tourism training opportunities.

Business

Business members are listed as such on the ENWFL  website and receive information on tourism development activities and rural tourism training opportunities.

Advocates

Members are listed as such on the ENWFL website, are eligible to apply for one (1) ENWFL Scholarship to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.

Champion

Champion members are featured on the ENWFL website, are eligible to apply for up to three (3) ENWFL Scholarships to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.

Partners

Partner members are included in all RWSAC marketing and educational activities, are eligible to apply for up to five (5) ENWFL scholarships to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.

Fill out the contact form to become a member.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Our marketing and tourism programs and materials are designed to create a premier regional tourism destination. Specific products include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive Regional Intrinsic Resource Study
  • Image Library – quality images from throughout the region
  • Tear-Off Maps highlighting regional attractions
  • Facebook Page
  • Active and Mobile Friendly ENWFL Website (Update Scheduled for 2018-2019)
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Monthly Events and Activities Publication
  • Media Press Room
  • Fall & Spring Press Tours
  • Regional Places to Stay Brochure
  • Regional RV/Camping Brochure
  • Partnership with Regional TDC Co-op
    Expanded Marketing Initiatives and Collateral Materials

  • Regional Education
  • VISIT FLORIDA Rural Area of Opportunity and FDEO – national/international trade shows
  • Regional Adventure Brochure 
  • Regional Self-Guided Driving Tours – Under Design 2019
  • Resource Carrying Capacity GAP Analysis – Under Design 2019
  • Paddling and Hiking Trails Brochures – Under Design 2019
  • Regional Visitors Guide – 2018/2019
  • Explore OUR Florida Marketing Campaign – 2017
  • Explore OUR Florida Poster & Game Cards – 2015

Education and Development

Our education and development programs increase the professional capacity of our tourism industry partners throughout the region. Here is a list of programs and workshops:

  • Monthly Leadership Development Forums
  • Agri-tourism Rural Tourism Workshop
  • Networking Rural Tourism Workshop
  • Hospitality Ambassador Training
  • Scholarships for Educational Events and Training Programs for Members