Member Benefits

Being a member of Smoky Mountain Host offers many opportunities to market your business and services.  Below you’ll find more information about each one of the benefits available to our members.

  • The Regional Adventure Guide

    The regional guide has quickly become one of the most popular guides among visitors and locals.  Approximately 100,000 are distributed via the website and the printed version.

  • The US Hwy 441 Visitor Center

    Welcomes over 80,000+ visitors per year.  Only SMH member brochures are distributed here.

  • The SMH Website

    visitsmokies.org continues to be one of the top resources for people making travel plans to the region.  Only SMH members are featured on the site with driving direction via Google to their business and a direct link to their business url.

  • The Co-Op Marketing Program

    Creates regional buying power through the Host that allows us to offer your business marketing opportunities in major marketing media, both print and online, at a significantly lower cost than you marketing alone.  Start here to take advantage of these opportunities.

  • The Networking Events

    Our Annual Meeting, conferences and other events, offer you and your business the opportunity for peer-to-peer networking opportunities to meet and share ideas with your peers.

  • The Training & Professional Development Series

    Conducted each year, the training and professional  development series provides industry relevant educational training and trend updates in the tourism industry as well a community development best practices.  The sessions are conducted at the request of members and tourism professionals each year.

  • Member Newsletter

    The Chatter Newsletter is published bi-weekly with announcements of events, new initiatives and happenings around the region that might be of interest to you and your company.

  • Other Benefits Include…

    Your membership dues are working for you with our team supporting your efforts with advocacy, troubleshooting, facilitation and grant writing for the region.

  • 25% Discount

    When shopping in the Smoky Mountain Host Gift Shop at the Visitor’s Center on US Hwy 441 S in Franklin, SMH Members will receive a 25% discount on all purchases.