Join RWSAC

WHY SHOULD I JOIN RWSAC?

Rural tourism assets are abundant in the RWSAC region and the rural tourism industry must forge strong partnerships to be competitive in a global travel market. RWSAC leverages membership dues with other funding sources and in-kind services to carry out robust tourism marketing and educational programs for the entire region to grow the local tourism economy. Join us in creating a premier tourism destination that will encourage travelers to Explore OUR Florida!

  • Individual members receive information on tourism development activities and rural tourism training opportunities.
  • Business members are listed as such on the RWSAC website and receive information on tourism development activities and rural tourism training opportunities.
  • Advocates are listed as such on the RWSAC website, are eligible to apply for one (1) RWSAC Scholarship to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.
  • Champions are featured on the RWSAC website, are eligible to apply for up to five (5) RWSAC Scholarships to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.
  • Partners are included in all RWSAC marketing and educational activities, are eligible to apply for up to ten (10) RWSAC scholarships to attend tourism/economic development training programs, and receive information on tourism development activities in the region.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Our marketing and tourism programs and materials are designed to create a premier regional tourism destination. Specific products include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive Regional Intrinsic Resource Study
  • Image Library – quality images from throughout the region
  • Tear-Off Maps highlighting regional attractions
  • Facebook Page
  • Fall & Spring Press Tours
  • Explore OUR Florida Poster & Game Cards
  • Get Off I-10 and 98 Self-Guided Driving Tours
  • Explore OUR Florida Marketing Campaign
  • Partnership with Regional TDC Co-op
  • VISIT FLORIDA Rural Area of Opportunity – national/international trade shows

Our education and development programs are created to increase the professional capacity of our tourism industry partners throughout the region. Specific programs and opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monthly Leadership Development Forums
  • Agri-tourism Rural Tourism Workshop
  • Networking Rural Tourism Workshop
  • Hospitality Ambassador Training Workshop

Become a Member Today! (Click here for more details)