As a partner, you can cost-effectively promote your business with a variety of marketing opportunities, most of which are available at no cost to you.
Here's a handy list of 16 free opportunities for tourist-facing businesses on Amelia Island.
FY2019 Marketing Plan
Co-Op ProgramsPrint and digital advertising opportunities.Participation in travel trade eventsView co-op section
Digital Marketing Partners can be listed on ameliaisland .com, which just relaunched as a new site designed to guide travelers from awareness to booking to sharing their experiences. It uses responsive design in order to be appealing and accessible to mobile device users.Lodging partners can get online booking referrals through Book Direct, even if they do not currently have an online booking system of their own. Meetings and weddings sections on ameliaisland.comSocial media and blog exposure
(Listing requests will be reviewed and approved as deemed appropriate, see listing policy and the website policy).
Event GrantsIn general, we support special events whose primary purpose is generating additional room nights at Amelia Island lodging facilities and that enhance Amelia Island's brand image. Find out more here.
Print CollateralVisitors Guide – free listing in annual publication for accommodations and dining venuesValue Card – annual program offering guests discounts at participating partner locationsSelection of brochures about Amelia Island, spotlighting promotions, meetings, care for the environment, and the Island's unique history and culture, available by request here.
Public RelationsHost travel writersProduce press releasesMonthly PR reports of activitySpotlight promotionsContact Kaitlin Harris at Hayworth PR for more information and to sign up.
Get access to leading-edge research reports on travelers and travel trends.
2017 Year in Review
2016 Year in Review - Review the highlights and success from 2016.
2015 Year in Review
Partners can participate in ongoing promotions including:Free Night, Any Night ProgramSeaside Salute ProgramValue Card ProgramSpecial Offers – i.e. seasonal, special events, etc.
Welcome CenterThe Welcome Center provides information and direction to visitors, encouraging first-time and repeat visitation. It re-opened in June and features the latest in digital technology integrated into the historic train depot.The Center displays and distributes information of potential interest to guests including lodging, activities, and events. Partners can apply to display collateral materials, ticket sales and special offers using this form.