Benefits are designed to generate business. Take advantage!
We want you to see immediate results from your investment in the GHCVB. Below you will find information on the benefits you purchased and tips on how to make it work for you.
Get exclusive access to the online Houston Convention Calendar. When a meeting is booked the calendar is updated giving you real-time access. Make sure to check it often.
The VisitHouston.com website network reaches more than 6 million annual visitors and the Official Houston Publications are distributed to more than 450,000. Members get custom benefits including:
Special Offers on VisitHouston.com: With more than 75,000 unique visitors per month, the special offers section is one of the most popular pages on the website. Post an offer and this section will drive business to your location.
Enhanced Website Listing: Member's website listings feature an amenities section. This information provides visitors with detailed content and is search-able via a venue search tool.
Houston Official Visitors Guide: Published in Spring and Fall, the Houston Visitors Guide is the primary fulfillment tool for the Houston Visitor Information Center as well as requests received from VisitHouston.com and is also distributed in hotels and regional welcome centers. A digital version of the magazine is available on VisitHouston.com
Houston Official Meeting Planners Guide: Published in January, this is the official meetings guide for the City of Houston and serves as the primary meetings sales tool for the GHCVB's domestic and international sales teams. In 2014, 364 meetings were held with 774,000 attendees.
Houston Production Guide: Published in January, the guide is the primary fulfillment tool for the Houston Film Commission. It is distributed to film, audio, and visual production companies across the United States. In 2014, Houston hosted 186 film and commercial shoots. The online guide is also published on the Houston Film Commission's official website.
Membership List: The GHCVB does not trade or sell our member's phone numbers and emails. All member categories can purchase mailing labels of the membership once a year for an administrative fee of $75.
All GHCVB departments send leads and referrals to members on a daily basis. Leads are primarily sent for group business. These leads vary in nature from hotel room blocks to special event space.
The key to maximizing this benefit is to make sure the right people in your business are receiving leads.
Members are often forwarded the opportunity to host meeting planners, tour companies/operators, travel agents, and media who are interested in selecting Houston as a destination for their meeting, convention or tradeshow.
It's important that members keep the GHCVB departments informed on their business i,e., new developments and offerings. Make sure to attend Member Orientation and Showcase Connections and Membership Tutorials and get to know the staff as well as other members.
As a member of the GHCVB, you are part of the largest network of Hospitality, Tourism, Sales and Marketing Professionals in Houston. Make sure to take advantage of the many networking opportunities:
The GHCVB Services Department hosts a booth at most conventions where restaurant, entertainment and attractions members are highlighted. If you have an updated menu or brochure you would like to share with us, please contact Destination Services.
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