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Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Partner Program Benefits Guide

We Pine for East Texas

We're committed to bringing exciting and unique ways of telling and developing the story of your community or site to you. Browse our  Benefits categories and Partnership levels below.

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Have questions? Call us: (936) 560-3699. We're happy to help.

PARTNERSHIP LEVELS

  • $100 Pioneer – entry-level partnership provides basic benefits
  • $250 Traveler – additional resources, educational offerings & media assistance
  • $500 Explorer – midlevel partnership with increased access to resources, contests, toolkits & media
  • $1000 Navigator–extensive access to resources, priority registration, enhanced tradeshow & media
  • $1500 Trailblazer – exclusive opportunities, priority research projects & additional media & advertising

 

Benefit Summary

  • PARTNER APPRECIATION
    Our greatest strength is the mutually beneficial relationships we have developed with our
    expanding network of heritage tourism & economic development partners. Our benefits program
    offers online & public recognition; special member rates & discounts; a complimentary
    subscription to “The Medallion,” the Texas Historical Commission magazine; and “Services Credits”
    to be used like cash towards Trail services, like workshop registration fees or brochure advertising.
     
  • RESOURCES & RESEARCH
    Our extensive statewide relationships & industry assets expand the reach of our partners’ budgets.
    We connect our partners to valuable heritage tourism & economic development resources,
    including state & regional travel statistics, and current marketing & interpretive trends as well as
    research opportunities, site assessments, student interns and high-quality regional photography.
     
  • EDUCATION & NETWORKING
    We provide our partners and communities with in-person & online networking and educational
    opportunities, including heritage tourism & marketing workshops, webinars, online chats via our
    private Facebook Group, and additional training resources through our media lending library.
    Partners with media library benefits now have access to training videos from the renowned
    community development expert Roger Brooks via the “Roger Brooks Library.” ($540 value annually)
     
  • MARKETING & ADVERTISING
    We use our marketing dollars to showcase the best of East Texas. We support heritage tourism in
    East Texas and promote our partners’ sites, communities and events through statewide advertising
    campaigns, event brochures, contests, tradeshow appearances, and featured press & blog articles.
    We introduce our partners’ content to new audiences, making their information available online and
    at the most popular tourist destinations across the state.
     
  • NEW MEDIA PROMOTIONS
    We actively engage online travelers using Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger,
    YouTube and Tumblr. We bring state & national attention to historic sites, preservation initiatives
    and regional attractions in East Texas. On average, our media posts reach 17,000 viewers and 1,500
    active users weekly. We constantly analyze trends and methods for keeping our engagement high.
     
  • ADD-ON SERVICES
    One size doesn’t always fit all. We offer additional “Add-On” services tailored to fit your
    organization, including tourism, marketing & preservation assessments, secret shopping,
    hospitality education, advertising & social media consultations and professional graphic design.
    Contact us for more information or to propose something new.
     

 Download our  Members Guide.

Have questions? Call us: (936) 560-3699. We're happy to help.