Thank you for joining the Charleston Tour Association

The Charleston Tour Association (CTA) was formed in 1997 when a group of citizens came together to form a Committee whose purpose was to close down the Tourism Industry. Their efforts brought about a City Task Force composed of local residents and members of the Tour Industry. It was evident that resident members of the Committee were unaware of local ordinances in place to control the industry that had gone into effect in 1992. In fact, some resident members seemed focused on closing down touring in some downtown neighborhoods completely. Tour operators from  all fields came together to provide a united front to save the industry. Agreement was reached with the local residents.

Today, the Charleston Tour Association continues to be a watchdog for the industry. CTA members are expected to know the laws, rules and standards set forth in the ordinances and to abide by them.