Industry memberships

Industry members are the backbone of the South Central Tennessee Tourism Association and the Experience Tennessee Brand. After all, our efforts as an organization are focused specifically on driving traffic to hospitality industry businesses. This impact is part of the key performance metrics that we monitor to gauge industry performances and design marketing plans and programs. 


  • Each member is eligible to nominate representation on the SCTTA Board of Directors

  • Each member receives a welcome package with information on how to take full advantage of your membership

  • Each member receives a scannable door cling 


  • Our Team will set up profiles on three important digital tourism tools; the Member Page, Partner Page, and the Tennessee River Valley Geotourism (develop in association with developed in association with National Geographic) Listing Page. By centralizing your online presence with these three powerful industry tools, your brand will be in front of millions of potential online visitors each year.

  • Access and rights to use SCTTA generated content

  • Member-only marketing and co-op opportunities

  • Member discounts on marketing materials with Mid TN Printing

  • Preference for Media and FAM tours

  • Exclusive Visitors Guide Opportunities

  • Opportunity for Event Partnership Program

  • Partner Page Video Gallery

  • Partner Page Events Info

  • Partner Page Article Creator (Blog)

  • Priority Listings on Community Pages


  • Monthly Blog Article (submitted by members) featured on 

  • Access to community photo, video, and article library

  • Two Annual Social Shares

  • Two monthly Blog posts featured on the blog (submitted by members)

  • An SCTTA curated social media video post each

  • Exclusive Access to Social Advertising Program

  • Exclusive programming opportunities


  • Monthly Newsletter with periotic Partner Calls / Zoom Calls to focus on features and opportunities

  • Member-only workshops featuring educational opportunities, industry professionals, and vendors

  • Grant Guidance and Assistance

  • Annual State of the Region Report

Networking & Recognition

  • Annual Southern Hospitality Awards Program

  • Spring Social (Community FAM Day)

  • Fall Social (Community FAM Day)

  • Exclusive Facebook Group Access

  • Invites to Tourism Announcements & Events


  • Access to SCTTA Partners Research Portal

  • Invite to Annual Community Impact Meeting to discuss local industry impact

  • Industry Advocation at the local and state levels

Who Should be a member?

If you have more than one location, simply purchase the correct membership level and then add/purchase additional locations after. If you prefer SCTTA can create one invoice for both the membership and additional locations. For questions please email Membership Director, Becky Forkel at

  • (JOIN NOWSupport Memberships - $150 annually 

  • (JOIN NOWAdditional Locations - $100 each 

  • (JOIN NOWLodging Level 1 Membership Less than 25 Rooms $350

  • (JOIN NOWLodging Level 2 Memberships More than 25 Rooms $450 

  • (JOIN NOWLodging Level 3 Memberships More than 75 Rooms $550 

  • (JOIN NOWAttractions Level 1 Membership Less than 50,000 Annual Visitors $350 

  • (JOIN NOWAttractions Level 2 Memberships More than 50,000 Annual Visitors $550 

  • (SCHEDULE NOWSchedule a meeting with our Membership Director