Open the door to the lucrative meetings and tourism market that you can access only through membership with Visit Baltimore. No other organization can provide you the tools and connections you need to capture your share of this $5 billion business.
Leads and Listings
Only Visit Baltimore sends bonafide business leads for rooms, services, special events and dining requested by meeting professionals, group tour operators and reunion planners. Our array of colorful, comprehensive meeting planner and consumer publications and our popular website will put your name in front of thousands of potential customers.
Cash in on Conventions
Tens of thousands of convention and meeting attendees converge on Baltimore every year. How do you find them, and how do they find you? Visit Baltimore’s Official Convention Calendar is available only to our members, so you will know who’s in town and when. Our biweekly membership blog and e-newsletter also feature reminders about groups – large and small – that are heading to Baltimore. And the professional staff at our Convention Concierge booth at the Baltimore Convention Center hand out brochures, answer questions and make restaurant reservations for our guests. We also offer a Show Your Badge discount program for restaurants and attractions to help drive traffic to your door.
Tout Yourself to Tourists
The first stop for many of our leisure travelers is the Baltimore Visitor Center to talk with our information specialists; check out the 3-D Interactive film and displays; pick up an Official Guide and other brochures; and purchase tickets to museums and attractions. Only Visit Baltimore members can hand out their brochures, promote themselves or advertise at the Visitor Center.
Plug into a Hot Network
Membership with Visit Baltimore connects you with hundreds of other businesses through our online Membership Extranet, business-to-business sales channels, membership meetings and professional networking events. We also offer educational opportunities, such as seminars and presentations, to the Visit Baltimore's members.
Special Opportunities to Build Your Business
Visit Baltimore has teamed up with Today Media, a locally based custom publishing and marketing company, to provide members with even more opportunities to reach the right audiences to deliver more business to your door. Each of Visit Baltimore’s publications, our official website and the Baltimore Visitor Center provide additional advertising and promotional opportunities for you to tell your story.
The Visit Baltimore Meeting and Event Planning Guide
The Visit Baltimore Meeting and Event Planning Guide is distributed to 3,000 meeting professionals, group tour operators and reunion planners during sales calls; at tradeshows; through customer-focused events and educational (familiarization) tours; and by mail. It contains everything they need to know about planning a convention, meeting, tradeshow or event in Baltimore and the members’ resources available to them.
The Official Guide
The Official Guide, Visit Baltimore's magazine-style guide for leisure travelers and convention attendees, highlights what's new and happening in Baltimore and spotlights accommodations; restaurants and nightlife; museums and attractions; tours; retail; and much more in its listings. The publication, of which 200,000 copies are printed twice a year, is distributed to travelers prior to their visit, as well as at the Baltimore Visitor Center and state welcome centers, hotels, AAA Travel Centers and other high-traffic areas.
Visit Baltimore's website is viewed by nearly two million people each year. The site, promoted aggressively through all marketing and communications campaigns, lists only our members and provides additional advertising opportunities, such as banner advertising, to highlight their businesses or organizations.
The Baltimore Visitor Center
The Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor attracts more than 300,000 travelers each year. In addition to brochure distribution, promotions and ticket sales, members can take advantage of additional paid display advertising and product sampling programs at the center.
Advertising & Promotional Opportunities Contact Info
For more information about advertising and promotional opportunities, please contact a Today Media
representative at 443-909-7828 or www.todaymediacustom.com.