LONG ISLAND CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND SPORTS COMMISSION OVERVIEW

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1 1 LONG ISLAND CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND SPORTS COMMISSION OVERVIEW The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) was formed in 1978 as a non-profit membership corporation under the laws of the State of New York. Its purpose includes the promotion of the Nassau-Suffolk region as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions, trade expositions and sporting events. The LICVB&SC is designated as the official Tourism Promotion Agency by both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and is responsible for tourism-related economic development and travel and tourism services for the Nassau and Suffolk county region. The LICVB&SC also serves as the Long Island agency for the I Love NY program and works closely with the State of New York and its tourism promotion department to offer many marketing opportunities to its members. The Long Island Sports Commission, a division of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, represents Long Island in the national and international sports marketplace. The Commission serves as an essential resource for the procurement and planning of sporting events on Long Island. The LICVB&SC Board of Directors is elected by the Members and represents all sections of the region and all facets of the visitor/hospitality industry. The Board meets regularly to guide the professional staff in fulfilling the purposes of the Bureau. LICVB&SC MEMBER PARTNERS Our partnership is quite diverse, representing many different industries across Long Island s economy. The common thread? We all recognize that tourism is the largest industry on Long Island, and we are looking to support it! Examples of partners include: Accommodations Major Event Facilities Attractions Media/Newsprint/Communications Accounting Not-For-Profit Advertising/Marketing/Printing Real Estate Chambers of Commerce Restaurants/Dining Educational Facilities Shopping Event Services Sports Arenas and Complexes Government Transportation Legal Travel & Tour Services

2 2 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Take advantage of the many marketing opportunities available to you as a member/partner of the LICVB&SC: FREE MEMBER BENEFITS: Website DESCRIPTION, PHOTO and LINK on (Over 1.4 million annual visitor sessions in 2013 and over 6.6 million page views). Tourism-related members may also be eligible for a free listing on the official NY State tourism website Events listing (Online and quarterly printed calendar). Submit your tourism-related special events, exhibits, performances, shows etc. on our exclusive Member Extranet. Over 100,000 annual printed copies and 300,000 online page views. Free online Coupon Program. Post your coupon on our website. Free Weddings description and listing. Post special wedding-related offers. Visitor Center FREE brochure distribution, including Islip Mac Arthur Airport, Hauppauge info center, Tanger Outlets, and seasonal chalet. Getaway packages. Hotel members can create an overnight getaway package to be promoted free on and Photo File. Members are invited to submit photos of their property or attraction for press distribution or in the LICVB&SC s promotional materials. Qualified sales leads; tour operator/fit leads, and client services program. Submit your Meeting Planner Incentives. Free inclusion in discoverlongisland.com Meeting Planners section. Committee Participation. Join one of our committees and take advantage of networking and other opportunities. Member networking and educational events. LICVB Member designation on website. Referral Services. Our information department answers over 65,000 calls each year from consumers seeking information on businesses just like yours. Access to LICVB&SC Member Directory.

3 3 Optional Fee-Based Programs: Post your Brochure on our website in downloadable and printable format. Minor fee. Travel Guide advertising opportunity. Over 100,000 copies printed and distributed annually to potential leisure travelers to Long Island. The Long Island Travel Guide is our primary advertising fulfillment piece. Meeting Planners Guide advertising opportunities. Published by Long Island Business News, this guide is used by our sales team to sell Long Island as a site for corporate and association meetings and conventions. JOIN NOW!! Simply fill out the following Application for Membership form and return it along with your check for annual membership dues, made out to the LICVB&SC. Our address is: LICVB&SC Membership Services 330 Motor Pkwy Suite 203 Hauppauge, NY Membership dues vary based on industry and are listed on Page 5 in this packet. If you have any questions, please call the Membership Services department at ext. 322 The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) is Long Island s official tourism promotion agency for the destinations, travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB&SC contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. 330 Motor Parkway, Suite 203, Hauppauge, NY Phone: (631) Fax: (631)

4 Referred by: (for office use only) 4 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE LICVB&SC Website listing Information (as it will appear on our site): Business Name: Business Address: City: State: Zip Code: Business (Public) Phone: Business (Public) Website: Contact information (for internal use only): Corporate Name (if different): Primary Contact and Title: Phone: Ext: Fax: Address: City: State: Zip Code: Sales Leads Contact: Marketing Contact: Billing Contact: Category of Membership (see pg. 5): (Subject to LICVB&SC approval) Dues Amount (see pg. 5 ): $ Signed: Date: ** WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SIGNED CHECK AND APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WEBSITE DESCRIPTION INFO AND PHOTOS** Mail to: 330 Motor Parkway, Suite 203, Hauppauge, NY ATTN: Membership Services Phone: (631) ext. 322 Fax (631)

5 5 Category of Membership Dues Category of Membership Dues Attractions Tour & Receptive Operators / Travel & Tour Services Family Fun Parks - $200,000+ annual gate $500 Motorcoach / Bus $600 Family Fun Parks - $199,999 and less annual gate $350 Tour Operators $300 Aquarium / Zoos - $200,000+ annual gate $500 Travel Agencies $200 Aquarium / Zoos - $199,999 and less annual gate $350 Tour Services / Other $200 Parks / Beaches: Town/ Federal $100 Transportation Campgrounds / Fishing $175 Airline $250 Arboretums / Gardens $200 Cab / Taxi $250 Antiquing $200 Car Rental $300 Boats / Cruises / Watersports $200 Ferry $600 Galleries $200 Limousine $200 Golf Courses $200 Railroad $600 Lighthouses $200 Shuttle Service / Trolleys $300 Mansions $200 Allied Marinas $250 Accounting $200 Museum / Historical Site (Not For Advertising / Printing / Profit) $100 Promotional $200 Recreation / Sports & Special Events $200 Agencies / Health Services $200 Theatre / Performing Arts $200 Association $200 Wineries, Breweries/ Farms $200 Bank / Finance $200 Shopping Catering Hall/ Catering Company $300 Retail Store under 5,000 sq feet $200 Chamber of Commerce $100 Retail Store under 5,000 sq feet Local Chamber Member $150 Corporation $200 Retail Store over 5,000 sq feet $300 Entertainment / The Arts (other) $200 Retail Store over 5,000 sq feet Event Services / Rentals / Local Chamber Member $225 Equipment $200 Mall / Outlet $500 plus $5/store Government $200 Educational Facilities Law Offices $200 Media / Newsprint / College $500 Communications $200 University $1,000 Not For Profit $100 Event Facilities Professional Service $200 Amphitheater $1,000 Real Estate / Relocation Service $200 Arena / Coliseum $1,500 Restaurants / Dining $125 Sports Complex $300 Wholesaler / Supplier $200 Stadium $1,000 * There may be an additional fee to be listed in a second category. The higher dues structure prevails.

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