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RCTDA Tourism Support

Tourism Marketing Grants

In the recent years the RCTDA Destination Marketing Committee made the decision to grant financial support for tourism partners/events based on hospitality and overnight stay needs. This approach led to a much higher tourism ROI, which in return supports the TDA’s primary goal of doubling the economic impact of tourism in Rowan County from $124 million to $250 million, by 2023, as outlined in the Rowan County Tourism Master Plan: Completion & Connection. Eligibility and requirements for the Tourism Support Grant is listed below. Completed grant applications are due by the 20th of the month prior to the Thursday meeting. The Destination Marketing Committee meets the first Thursday every month, except July and December. Applications submitted for support with event tourism hospitality, overnight lodging and/or an incentive packages are highly encouraged and will be given award priority on a first-come, first-serve bases. Completed applications can be sent to tara@visitsalisburync.com.

REQUIREMENT- TOURISM RELATED EVENT ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF:

Any Tourism Related Event
Minimum Impact at $5,000

Non-ticketed Event
Minimum Impact $10,000

Ticketed Event
Minimum Impact of $10,000

TOURISM PARTNER IS ELIGIBLE FOR:

Up to $500 in hospitality (food, beverage, and venue)

Up to $1,000 in hospitality (food, beverage, and venue)

Up to $1,000 in hospitality
(food, beverage, and venue)

 

Up to $500 in lodging support

Up to $1,000 in lodging support

Up to $1,000 in lodging
support

 

Up to $500 in overnight incentive package support

Up to $1,000 in overnight incentive package support

Up to $1,000 in overnight incentive package support