Become a Member!
The purpose of the Okanogan County Tourism Council is to bring together the many individual tourism promotion efforts to achieve greater focus, effectiveness and economy in promoting tourism for all of Okanogan County.
OCTC Member Benefits
- The official Okanogan County Tourism Council (okanogancountry.com) links directly to all members websites.
- Exposure to a wide advertising market including printed media, online, trade shows, storywriters and more.
- Participation at the grass roots level to market Okanogan Country – all welcome!
- Free listings for calendar of events
- OCTC members are given special consideration and listed on Special Features Sheets, such as the Places to Stay & Play for Winter Fun In Okanogan Country sheet and the Places to Pamper Yourself In Okanogan Country sheet or Pet Friendly Lodging sheet
- Networking with others at quarterly and annual meetings - helps to keep you current on tourism related activities
Okanogan County Tourism Council’s marketing and strategies promote all areas in Okanogan Country. Local participation is necessary to continue these efforts. OCTC’s Board of Directors are volunteers and represent the tourism industry to other organizations, gather data, provide ideas, and work to perform certain tasks. Your memberships are important to OCTC as Washington Law prohibits us from spending Hotel/Motel tax monies for membership activities such as mail-outs to members, costs associated with membership meeting, insurance, storage unit rental, etc.
For just $60 a year you can become a member of the Okanogan County Tourism Council (OCTC) and join our efforts to promote our message of “Open for Adventure”. Wherever you live in the county and whether your business relies directly on tourism or serves the citizens of this county in some other way, a strong, diverse and vibrant tourism economy benefits everyone.
SPONSOR MEMBERS also receive discount on co-op ad opportunities, a banner ad on the web site with link to your website, quarterly eNewsletter feature/ad/event promotion (list distribution=8,000), social media coverage and special features, scheduled posts for your upcoming business/organization events (we currently have over 20,800 fans on Facebook, 4,300 followers on Instagram, and over 1,200 followers on Twitter). PLUS the entire regular benefits of an OCTC membership!
OCTC has been cohesively and clearly marketing the entire county, its assets, and its tourism opportunities for over 30 years. With a multi-faceted plan, OCTC has delivered exceptional “Return on Investment” on a very tight marketing budget, year after year. OCTC has built brand and name recognition regionally and statewide and has created vibrant partnership locally, regionally, and statewide. OCTC’s marketing efforts have created powerful and eye catching collateral pieces that are admired and praised across the Northwest. Examples include the official county Travel Planner Guide, TV and broadcast media campaigns, a Winter Recreation Map, a Summer Recreation Map, the Columbia River Region Map, the Highland Historical Loop Map, the Many Lakes Region Map, the Columbia River Region Map, the Hiking Guide, the Fishing Guide, and the new Arts Map.
In addition, OCTC works with area partners, VICs and Chambers to bring together the individual tourism promotion efforts. OCTC’s dynamic website showcases the incredible beauty, recreation, and diversity in our vast county, as well as providing users all our print materials in a downloadable format. All lodging in the county is listed free of charge in the Travel Planner Guide and on the Website, including all hotels, resorts, cabins, camping, and RV parks.