Membership Program

Learn more about how TATC is pointing the way to Michigan's Thumb Area.

Thank you for your interest in area tourism and taking the road less traveled to Michigan's Thumb. The Thumb Area Tourism Council, Inc. (TATC) was formed to promote regional tourism of the Thumb Area, including Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

In an effort to deliver this regional tourism promotion, TATC developed this member-sponsored Web site for visitors and residents to use as a means of discovering more about the area. Travelers can use this site to search close to 3,500 businesses in the area to locate where to stay, eat and play; as well as, view a calendar of events, see What’s New, an area map and much more.

To sponsor the continuous development and promotion of regional tourism, TATC developed a six-tiered membership program that includes varying levels of marketing and advertising opportunities. All entities (businesses, organizations, festivals/events, government, etc.) in the Thumb Area are welcome to be listed at the Standard Level as indicated below. If an entity wishes to enhance their advertising efforts and increase their online visibility, they can become a supporter of TATC by coming on board at one of the following membership levels.

Membership Levels

Level Price
per Year
Description
Standard Free
  • Entity name and location (ONLY) listed on the TATC Web site
  • Location identified by city/village, county and zip code
  • Festival/event date included on the Calendar of Events
Seasonal Traveler $75 (Listed May - September Only)
  • Entity name, complete location description (street address &
    city/village) and contact information (phone, fax & e-mail) listed
    on the TATC Web site
  • Location identified by city/village, county and zip code
  • Hyperlink to Web site or Facebook page (whichever is available)
  • Business description listed only from April to October and will
    read:
    • Please visit [insert business name] Web site for complete
      details.
Countryside Traveler $65
  • Entity name, complete location description (street address & city/village) and contact information (phone, fax & e-mail) listed on the TATC Web site
  • Location identified by city/village, county and zip code
  • Hyperlink to Web site or Facebook page (whichever is available)
  • Business description of entity (no more than 100 words)
  • Upload 1 image – either logo or building/storefront
  • Inclusion in marketing efforts and promotion of TATC (includes brochure distribution in request packets)
Rustic Traveler $125/annually (for profits)

$100/annually (nonprofits and festivals/events)


Same as Countryside Traveler, plus:

  • Up to 50 additional words in business description
  • Availability to upload up to 3 photos/images and 1 PDF file
  • Liaison to Travel Michigan and other statewide/regional tourism organizations
  • Access to our media contact, membership, info request, and Web site visitor databases
Scenic Traveler $225/annually (for profits)

$200/annually (nonprofits and festivals/events)


Same as Rustic Traveler, plus:

  • Up to 100 additional words in business description
  • Upload 1 additional photo/image
  • Revolving advertisement on Category Page (i.e. Area Attractions, Dining, Lodging, etc.)
Destination Traveler $300/annually (for profits)

$275/annually (nonprofits and festivals/events)


Same as Rustic Traveler, plus:

  • Up to 150 additional words in business description
  • Upload 1 additional photo/image and
    1 PDF file
  • Revolving advertisement on Home Page or Category Page (i.e. Area Attractions, Dining, Lodging, etc.)
Elite Traveler $500/annually
Same as Rustic Traveler, plus:
  • Up to 200 additional words in business description
  • Upload 2 additional photos/images and PDF file
  • Static advertisement on Home Page

Save Even More!

Are you located within village/city limits? Are you a Chamber member? You may be eligible to receive a 15% discount.1

Do you know others who can benefit from TATC membership? Refer a minimum of five (5) potential new TATC members and qualify for  a 10% discount.2

  1. Discounts may be applied to any Membership Level. All discounts will be applied at time of invoicing. To receive discounts, the village/city and/or Chamber you belong to must be a paid TATC member.
  2. To receive a referral discount, a completed New Member Referral Form is required at the time of application.

For complete membership details, download the TATC Membership Packet.

Want to join TATC today?  Download and print a TATC Membership Application or process your application immediately with out PayPal options.

Need to speak with a TATC Representative for more information?  You're welcome to contact any of our TATC Representatives.

Some restrictions may apply.  Membership Program available at time of publication and may be subject to change (02.05.14).