Give your guests an epic experience; Travel designation offers trainings, tools and exposure

Submitted by SCVB & DSC

TIFFIN – Sandusky County Visitors Bureau and Destination Seneca County have announced a partnership to host a new program through the Ohio Travel Association: The Heartland-Approved Epic Group Experience Designation Program. The program will be offered through a one-day workshop at The Renaissance of Tiffin on Dec. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To reserve a spot for the workshop, attendees must purchase a ticket at destinationsenecacounty.org/Epic by Nov. 24 to receive the early bird special of $150 per person. After this time, the price will increase to $250 per person. The cost of the workshop is being supplemented by the Sandusky County Visitors Bureau and Destination Seneca County.

Designation as an Epic Group Experience creates a competitive advantage in the group travel market. Sandusky County tourism partners who are designated as Epic will rise to the top of competition. Designation shows the group tour operators that our community is committed to epic group experiences. Sandusky County Visitors Bureau, Destination Seneca County and the Ohio Travel Association will ensure that over 1,500 tour operators and groups nationwide see the designation achievement.

The Epic Group Experience program was developed with input from more than 275 group travel operators, receptive operators and visitor bureaus. Standards and best practices were approved by three teams of tour operators and suppliers.

The designation process opens a wide range of tools, trainings and information on how to deliver and market group experiences. Your staff will have an operator-approved checklist for servicing groups, taking the guesswork out of the process. Tourism partners receive standards and best practices based on what tour operators and their customers want.

The mission of the Sandusky County Visitors Bureau is to enhance Sandusky County by marketing the area as a destination to leisure and group travelers both inside and outside Sandusky County. Learn more at sanduskycounty.org.

Destination Seneca County is the official travel resource for information about attractions and unique places to visit in Seneca County. Learn more at destinationsenecacounty.org.