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Benefits of Membership

Official Visitors Guide Listing:
Membership includes a free business listing in 125,000 copies of the North of Boston Visitor Guide, distributed throughout Essex County, Greater Boston, Canada, Maine, NH, CT, NY, NJ, PA and mailed to thousands of travelers annually. Online digital flipbook and embedded onto USB drives for Trade Shows.

NorthofBoston.org Listing:
Membership includes a free descriptive listing with hyperlink, photos, social media links, YouTube video, groups, events & weddings information. NEW & included with membership: health & safety guidance & wedding micro-site.
2019 site visits: 137,000; 2020 site visits: 123,000

Exclusive use of official North of Boston Logo:
Use our logo to endorse your business as a member of the official Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for Essex County.

Legislative Advocacy:
The CVB actively educates and advocates for the tourism industry at the municipal and state level.

E-Newsletters:
Learn about ongoing initiatives to drive tourism to our region, as well as cooperative marketing opportunities, networking events, industry education, public service announcements, member information, and much more.

Consumer E-blasts:
The CVB’s consumer database has more than 44,000 subscribers who have expressed interest in the North of Boston region. E-newsletters are sent seasonally and are sometimes geographically targeted to our drive markets – New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Cooperative paid opportunities to feature your business are presented regularly.

Tourism Mini-Grants Program:
Member non-profit organizations, headquartered in Essex county are eligible to apply for mini-grants each year to help supplement tourism marketing programs. Awards range from $200 to $10,000.

Online Calendar Listings:
Spread the word about your events or exhibits while gaining valuable exposure for your business. This is one of our sites most visited pages.

Member Networking & Educational Opportunities:
Meet industry colleagues and develop relationships that support your business through our networking mixers and monthly sales meetings. Virtual programming is free, and we encourage you to get involved. Attend monthly luncheons, evening events, and the North of Boston CVB Annual Tourism Summit throughout the year. All have nominal admission fees with significant member discounts. *All in-person programming will resume when health data allows.

Visitor Guide Advertising:
Enhance your exposure in this annual publication – place an ad and be seen by thousands traveling to the North of Boston region. Attracts Leisure, Groups, Meetings, Weddings and Special Events Markets- Domestic and International. 125,000 printed copies. Online digital flipbook and embedded onto USB drives for Trade Shows.

Maria Miles Visitor Center Advertising:
The official Gateway to Massachusetts is the perfect place to display your brochures and information on events. The center welcomes more than 350,000 visitors annually! Stand out by advertising with a brochure, posters, unique display, or Essex County Treasure Hunt.

Website Advertising & Member to Member E-blasts:
Inquire about Enhanced and/Featured Listings on northofboston.org (2019 site visits: 137,000; 2020 site visits: 123,000) and sending direct messages to more than 1,200 members and industry contacts.

Cooperative Advertising:
Stretch your marketing dollars by advertising collectively with our members in select print and online media.

FAM Tours:
Join us in hosting travel writers, bloggers, influencers, photographers and international press and group tour leaders covering the North of Boston region.