Become A Partner

Connect Your Brand to the Indiana Dunes

Each year, the Indiana Dunes attracts over 3.5 million visitors to Porter County and is responsible for pumping nearly half a billion dollars into the economy. Our job at Indiana Dunes Tourism is to get those visitors to, “Shake off the sand south of the Dunes,” and visit you.

By becoming a partner of Indiana Dunes Tourism and adopting the Indiana Dunes brand: “Indiana Dunes: Beaches and Beyond,” you’re taking the first steps toward connecting your business to millions of visitors looking for a unique Indiana Dunes experience.

 

What is an Indiana Dunes Tourism Partner?

Indiana Dunes Tourism partners are local businesses, organizations, and events that promote tourism within our area. These include retail establishments, restaurants, accommodations, recreational facilities, leisure services, sports complexes, and events.

What are Our Services?

As the official marketing organization for the Indiana Dunes area/Porter County, IN, most of our service are free business-building programs focused on giving local businesses exposure to broader audiences. Below, are some of our offers:

Advertising Opportunities:

Paid Service – Our printed guides and digital marketing ads reach hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Premium ad placement means those visitors see your content first.

Brochure Distribution:

Free Service – The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center welcomes approximately 100,000 visitors annually. Your business’ rack card or brochure can be included in our lobby displays.

Coupons:

$150 Fee for Inclusion in Dunes Deals; Free Web Coupon – We distribute 40,000 Dunes Deals coupon books every year and create specialized coupons for groups and events both in print and on our website.

Influencer and Writer Exposure:

Free Service – Connect with us to be featured by our travel bloggers, influencers, and writers as they travel to experience the Indiana Dunes area.

Leads and Referrals:

Free Service – When tour group leaders, wedding parties, reunion planners, or meeting organizers need information, we provide leads for accommodation, dining, retail, and leisure services. Let us know if you’d like to be referred.

News Coverage:

Free Service – Receive mentions in the media, social media, and partnership newsletters. Each year, we reached hundreds of thousands of people through earned media.

Partnership Workshops:

Paid Service – Each year, Indiana Dunes Tourism hosts keynotes and luncheons to keep partners up-to-date on topics like social media, travel trends, business opportunities, and marketing strategies.

R.O.S.E. Recognition:

Free Service – The Recognition of Service Excellence Awards features those who provide superior service or hospitality. We recognize these partners every year at our spring luncheon.

Print and Website Listings:

Free Service – As a tourism-related business, you automatically receive a free listing on our website and in our publications. You can update this listing, add social media info, photos, and more by using our Partner Portal or by contacting us directly. Using the portal is a great way to help us promote your events on social media.

Social Media:

Free Service – Connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube. By co-hosting events, sharing content, and getting connected to our audiences, you can be a part of the two million impressions we receive annually.

Video Production:

Contract Service – Every year we produce several videos to highlight specific partners. Reach out to us if you’re interested in being considered.

Window Clings:

Free Service: Show your customers that you’re connected to the Indiana Dunes brand with a complimentary window sticker.

Partnership Opportunities Handout

Check out our partnership opportunities Handout for more information. Click below to view it online or request a hard copy by emailing julie@indanadunes.com.

Download Partnership Handout

How Do I Start?

Reach out to us at info@indianadunes.com, sign up to our newsletter, and join our partnership portal. To become a partner, all you have to do is contact us and get involved with the Indiana Dunes Tourism community. We’re continually looking for new marketing initiatives and programs to better improve this place we call home.