Itasca County Resort & Tourism Association
The Itasca County Resort & Tourism Association has been serving the tourism industry since 1984. Our objective is to promote development of the tourism industry in Itasca County, Minnesota and the surrounding area. In addition, we vigilantly monitor county and state legislative efforts that impact tourism and our members.
In an effort to promote Itasca County as a major Minnesota tourism destination the largest majority of our budget goes directly into promoting our members through our website. We are proud that our website www.itascacountytourism.com is one of the highest traffic tourism information websites in the area.
Your membership dues are directly invested in bringing tourism dollars into the County. Dues provide the ICRTA with much needed marketing dollars that are leveraged with grants to advertise Itasca County tourism opportunities to potential visitors.
Our Board of Directors is made up of members elected to two-year terms. You can be assured that our primary focus is marketing Itasca County as a premier Minnesota vacation destination.
Benefits of ICRTA Membership
The Board of Directors of the Itasca County Resort & Tourism Association cordially invites you to become a member of the only open membership organization in Itasca County solely dedicated to promoting the tourism industry in our area. The benefits of ICRTA Membership include:
A free yellow-pages style Business Listing under one Category Heading with website link on the ICRTA’s website: www.itascacountytourism.com. The listing includes your business name, address and phone numbers AND a website link to your own business website. Additional listings under other category headings are available for $15 per listing. Access to the Website Specials Program is available for an annual fee of $30. Website Specials allow you to advertise your own special offers on the ICRTA website.
Members also have the option of upgrading to a Premium Membership that includes additional benefits in the form of a high-profile, enhanced listing on www.itascacountytourism.com. The enhanced listing includes property description, photos, link to website, free Website Specials, and free Additional Listings under unlimited categories.
ICRTA Email Alerts regarding issues that affect Itasca County’s Tourism Industry.
Voting Rights at all membership meetings.
Sponsorship Opportunities at general and special membership meetings. Sponsorship allows you to market your services to the membership at large. Sponsorship fees range from $200 to $400.
Valuable opportunities to network with a community of business owners focused on increasing tourism and revenue in Itasca County.
Reduced Advertising Rates in any printed advertising, coupons or maps produced by the ICRTA.
If you have any questions about membership feel free to contact any Board Member or Rita Onraet, our secretary, at 218-832-3678 or email her: email@example.com. If you would like to join the ICRTA please complete our Membership Application and mail it to: Rita Onraet, ICRTA Secretary, PO Box 66, Cohasset, MN 55721.
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ICRTA Membership Dues
Annual Membership Dues for Standard Membership are $200 for lodging properties and $100 for non-lodging properties. Premium Membership dues for lodging and non-lodging properties are $500 annually. The organization's fiscal year runs September 1st through August 31st.
Additional listings under other Business Categories can be purchased for a nominal annual fee of $15 per listing (free with Premium Membership). For example a resort with a campground would pay $200 membership dues and could buy an additional listing for their campground under the "Campgrounds" business category for $15. Note: In order to qualify for an additional heading the two businesses must be considered one business, i.e. file taxes under one Tax I.D. number.
We also offer a Website Specials program that give participants a way to post timely information about promotions or events on www.itascacountytourism.com. The $30 annual fee (waived for Premium Members) provides each participant with password access to a web page that allows self-service input and control of a special offer either daily, or within a date-range. Offers automatically expire based on the termination date selected.
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ICRTA Board of Directors
The nine Board of Directors positions are held by ICRTA members who are elected to two-year terms by the membership. Elections take place each October during our annual meeting. Members are invited and encouraged to participate on any of our sub-committees including: Marketing, Programs/Promotions, Governmental Affairs, or Ad-Hoc. Anyone interested in participating can contact the Board member who chairs the sub-committee of interest.