Top 10 Reasons to Join The Charleston Tour Association:

 

Educational Opportunities: Our meetings often feature informative speakers on topics that help to increase your knowledge of Charleston or that will enhance your skills and experience. At times these lectures can be used for re-certification credit.

Networking: The ability to establish business relations among our members and other related professionals and organizations who’s common goal is to promote the hospitality/ tourism/guide industry.

Independent Excursions: Outside our normal meetings, these excursions are to sites in the Low Country area that support developing a greater knowledge of the history and culture of our city or of our industry. At times these outings can be used for re-certification credit.

The Search: Visiting guests to Charleston, concierges and your fellow members are able to easily search for a specific tour, guide or venue.

Advocacy: Since its founding, CTA has been an advocate for our industry. We are on top of issues affecting our businesses and are there to work for winning solutions.

A Resource for your Charleston Guests: Our meeting are usually held at local restaurants, hotels/ B&B and venues. You can give your guests 1st hand recommendations on which places to stay, dine or visit.

Newsflash: Emails and our Face Book page share the latest information on issues trending that affect our industry. Lectures around town are posted so you up to date on educational opportunties.

The Members Area: At your finger tips; information about the laws, ordinances, contacts and other relevant material that is necessary for your job.

Membership in the National and World Organizations: With your membership to CTA you are automatically part of NFTGA (National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) and have access to WFTGA (World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations).

Access to Liability Insurance: Available through our association with NFTGA.

Charleston Tour Associations’ monthly meetings (unless otherwise noted) are on the second Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Potential members may attend one meeting complimentary (except for the July Dues Cruise).  Please contact us at charlestontourassociation@gmail.com to do so. 
Guests are welcome to attend monthly CTA meetings at the cost of $10 pp.  Please bring correct change for guest payment.

JOIN THE charleston tour association

Membership is open to guides that are certified by the City of Charleston and/or any individual, partnership or corporation who owns, operates or is actively involved in the hospitality/tourism industries in the Charleston Metropolitan area holding a current business license from Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester counties and is a member (applies to tour companies only) or supporter in good standing of the Palmetto Guild. The Charleston Tour Association reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual or organization.

Individual

$25

  • One Vote
  • Email/Phone Listing
  • One Category Listing

Individual Plus

$50

  • One Vote
  • Email/Phone Listing
  • Weblink
  • Up to Three Category Listings

Associate

$25

  • Sponsored by a voting member of the Charleston Tour Association.
  • Member cannot vote and is not listed as a tour provider.

Please note: If you are joining as an Individual or Individual Plus member and would like to add cateogy listings at $10 each, email charlesteontourassociation@gmail.com for assistance. 

Corporate Bronze

$150

  • Member plus two additional nonmembers (three total)
  • One Vote
  • Email/Phone Listing
  • Weblink
  • Logo
  • Up to Four Category Listings

Corporate Silver

$200

  • Member plus three additional nonmembers (four total)
  • One Vote
  • Email/Phone Listing
  • Weblink
  • Logo
  • Up to Six Category Listings
  • 30 Word Description

CORPORATE GOLD

$250

  • Member plus four additional nonmembers (five total)
  • One Vote
  • Email/Phone Listing
  • Weblink
  • Logo
  • Up to Ten Category Listings
  • 50 Word Description
  • Three Pictures