Publication Policies

The Johnston County Visitors Bureau has established the following policies concerning listings on our website and in publications like our Visitors Guide, and other marketing materials.

Definitions

LISTING: An individual business listing on Johnstoncountync.org for partner businesses who adhere to the policies outlined herein. For each listing, partners will receive a login and will be responsible for managing and updating their individual listing in adherence with the stated policies below. Any listing on JohnstonCountyNC.org may be revised or updated at the discretion of the JCVB team.

Editorial Content: From time to time, the Visit JCVB team will develop content for Johnstoncountync.org that helps tell the destination story to visitors, supports a media pitch or enhances a social promotion. In most instances, Visit JCVB team will link its editorial content to pertinent partner listing pages on JohnstonCountyNC.org that are in line with content design and usability strategies. Editorial and internal link choices will be made at the discretion of the Visit JCVB team.

All Businesses

  • Businesses that qualify for a listing must agree to a reciprocal link to JohnstonCountyNC.org (unless specifically exempted by Visit JCVB team).
  • In all cases, Visit JCVB team reserves the right to determine eligibility for inclusion on JohnstonCountyNC.org, the Official Johnston County Visitors Guide or in any other collateral or online promotion undertaken by JCVB.


Accommodations

(Includes bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, cabins)

  • All occupancy tax-collecting Johnston County accommodations with five rooms or more will receive a complimentary listing on JohnstonCountyNC.org.
  • Accommodations must agree to a reciprocal link to JohnstonCountyNC.org
  • Accommodations will be listed by the official name based on the following criteria on the Web site:
    • Exterior signage;
    • Collateral pieces, stationary and business cards;
    • Web site references used on individual Web site and any flagship site and/or listings.
  • Prepositions such as The, At, On, And, A, etc., will not be considered in the alphabetical listing.
  • Numerals will not be considered in the alphabetical listing, unless it is part of the official name as designated in the above criteria.


The following properties and business enterprises are not eligible for listing in the accommodations section of JohnstonCountyNC.org:

  • Accommodations located outside Johnston County.
  • For-profit and not-for-profit properties or meeting facilities with on-site accommodations that are exempt by law from collecting accommodations taxes, or are located outside Johnston County.
  • Internet-based enterprises whose primary business is to book real-time online accommodations reservations.


Special Packages and Promotions

JohnstonCountyNC.org “Deals & Packages” page is reserved for:

  • Area attractions, dining and/or accommodations promotions curated or organized by the Visit JCVB team that meet lodging guidelines.
  • Special promotions or coupons offered by Johnston County-based attractions and restaurants.


Calendar of Events

Tourism-related events located within Johnston County may be listed at no charge in the Calendar of Events. The events posted shall be those determined by the Visit JCVB team to be of interest to visitors to Johnston County. The Visit JCVB team reserves the right to determine eligibility for inclusion on JohnstonCountyNC.org with consideration given to the ability of the event to generate overnight lodging stay. The site is not intended to serve as a community calendar for events primarily of interest to a local residential population.

Attractions/Activities/Retail

Eligibility requirements:

  • Attractions located in Johnston County may receive a listing.
  • Attractions/activities must agree to a reciprocal link to JohnstonCountyNC.org (unless specifically exempted by Visit JCVB team).
  • The attractions posted shall be those determined by the Visit JCVB team to be of interest to visitors to Johnston County. The Visit JCVB team will make the final determination if there is a question about an attraction.


Listing restrictions:

  • Duplicate listings for the same activity offering are not permitted.
  • A single business or activity cannot be listed with multiple brand identities.
  • For those attractions that offer accommodations, the attraction listing information included on the Web site will be limited to the promotion of the attraction/activity portion of the business.


Wedding Service Providers

  • Johnston County businesses are eligible for inclusion in the wedding section.
  • Businesses catering to multiple types of groups (meetings, conventions, etc.) must provide a link to a specific page or section promoting the wedding portion of their business.
  • Service providers may be listed in two major event site categories (excluding accommodations). The Visit JCVB team reserves the right to determine eligibility for the second major category.
  • Service providers must agree to placement of a reciprocal link to JohnstonCountyNC.org.


Restaurants

  • All restaurants located in Johnston County may receive a complimentary listing on JohnstonCountyNC.org.
  • Restaurants located outside Johnston County are not eligible for inclusion.
  • Restaurants must agree to placement of a reciprocal link to JohnstonCountyNC.org.


Please note that final interpretation is at the discretion of the Johnston County TDA.

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