Discover Saratoga's Membership Benefits
Market your business to Saratoga visitors, meeting & event planners, event attendees, tour groups, locals, and much more with Discover Saratoga! Our membership program offers a variety of marketing opportunities designed to drive traffic to your business location and website. Additional advertising opportunities are also available.
This calendar lists confirmed meetings, conventions, sporting and special events scheduled for Saratoga County and is updated and distributed annually. In addition, the calendar is available in real-time on the member-only website. This is a great opportunity to market your business to the meeting planner/event coordinator.
Ultimate Saratoga Map including 10% discount card
This map is only distributed to group attendees and includes a 10% discount to member businesses. Members have the option of participating in the discount, and those who accept the 10% discount will have “Accepts 10% Convention Bureau Discount Card” next to their standard web listing. Find a list of participating businesses here.
Saratoga Destination Guide
The Saratoga Destination Guide is the premiere publication to promote our destination for groups, meetings, conventions, destination weddings, sports tournaments and visitors. Members receive a complimentary listing, which includes business name, phone number, address and website. Additional ads are also available for members.
Discover Saratoga annually prints 40,000 guides and distributes them to local businesses, area lodging, Albany International Airport, Amtrak Stations and more.
Your business will have a listing on discoversaratoga.org, which includes:
- Contact name, address, phone, fax, email address, and direct link to website
- A description, Google Map and social media links
- 10 photos of your business
- 1 video link (YouTube)
Submit events to our online calendar here.
Through our relationships with local, regional and national media, Discover Saratoga and our partners promote Saratoga County as a destination of choice for leisure and convention travelers. Be a part of that story by providing us with information on new openings, milestone anniversaries or unique story ideas related to your business. Send your press release or media advisory to MacKenzie to be distributed to our media list.
Your content and events can be promoted on our social media accounts. We manage 4 Facebook pages (Discover Saratoga, Savor Saratoga, Discover Saratoga Weddings, and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center), Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and more!
Discover Saratoga produces three monthly email newsletters with a combined distribution list of over 4,000 meeting planners, members and visitors! Stay in touch by signing up for our Member Newsletter.
The member-only website is a great online resource available 24/7! This website offers benefits such as editing your web listing, viewing the convention calendar in real-time, service requests, a benefits summary, and more! Login here.
If you need a login or have questions, e-mail Connie.
Discover Saratoga staff refers members to meeting planners, wedding planners/brides, group tour operators and sports groups. We only refer our members with the goal of making sure the planner has everything they need to hold a successful event in Saratoga County!
Discover Saratoga will display your menus, coupons, or brochures next to our discount maps at the registration for incoming groups, sporting and special events. In addition, the sales team represents all members at local, state, regional and national trade shows and sales missions.
Direct Business Opportunties
Members have the opportunity to bid on projects or services required by Discover Saratoga.
Any groups with attendance of 400 or more will have a poster printed for the dates of their convention/event. They are displayed in downtown businesses’ windows and nearby lodging properties. These 11” x 17” posters are available upon request to any member and are a great way to welcome guests to Saratoga!
Monthly quick reference calendar
A monthly double sided calendar is sent to every member informing them of conferences in the area for the current month, indicating the attendance and meal functions. On the back of the calendar, new members, upcoming events and Discover Saratoga updates and initiatives are announced.
- The Bureau holds its Annual Membership Meeting & Reception in March, featuring progress reports to the membership and voting of Officers and Directors..
- Member mixers are hosted during the year. They’re a great opportunity to meet fellow Bureau members and trade business cards!
- There are additional charges to attend the other events.
- Marketing and educational workshops.
- Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Chowderfest & Restaurant Week
With your membership comes the opportunity to participate in these wildly popular, growing community events. These events bring a great deal of exposure to both sponsors and participants. There are nominal charges to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are available!