Membership for Tourism Businesses
Together we are stronger
Cotswolds Tourism is a partnership between GFirst LEP, local district councils, the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and our local tourism businesses.
Our aim is to increase the value of tourism to the Cotswold economy and to add to the success of our members.
We can help keep your promotional costs down by focussing on delivery of customers to you. Join today and let’s start working together.
Find out more about:
Accommodation Provider Benefits
Cotswold Tourism Awards
Cotswolds Green Scheme
Cotswolds Guides and new Phone App
Cotswolds Tourism Membership Benefits 2015
Participation in the Cycling & Walking Promotions for 2015
As you may already know the Cotswolds Tourism Partnership has created a 7 Day Circular Cycling Tour, as well as individual walking guides for many Cotswold villages and towns. We are working with local accommodation providers and attractions to promote businesses across the region via these projects, by recommending them on the downloadable itineraries and on the cycle map which will be sold in all Tourist Information Centres in the Cotswolds. The campaign has so far garnered some national attention, with a spread in a dedicated cycling pull-out in The Guardian (Saturday 14th June), so it a great opportunity for business owners to get their name out there! Click on the image below for a link to the Guardian article.
For much more information about the campaign and how to get involved please see the Great Cotswold Outdoors rate card, which is downloadable from the link below:
Download: Great Cotswold Outdoors rate card
Also head over to The Great Cotswold Outdoors section of this website for more details of the content of both campaigns, including the downloadable itineraries which are available now.
For a sneak preview of the map please see the links below (too large to print):
7 Day Circular Cycling Tour Map
7 Day Circular Cycling Tour circular routes
Entry (including web link back to your own website) on www.cotswolds.com.
Membership sticker to display in your window and an online version is also available to display on your website - please email the Membership team to request the online version.
Membership Card - allowing admission to local attractions to keep you up to date. Click here for a list of participating attractions.
Tourism Matters - the quarterly update for the tourism trade in the Cotswolds. Read previous editions of Tourism Matters here.
Promote your special offers on Cotswolds.com - send through your offers with a closing date and we'll add them to the website, and promote via Twitter & Facebook.
Send your latest news to us for promotion on Cotswolds.com - we can include your events, new menus, refurbishments - just let us know.
Cotswolds Events - upload details of your events at cotswolds.com/upload, to be included in our searchable event listings.
Image Gallery - free use of images for websites & print
Footage - Cotswolds video available for all members to use on their websites
Relevant regular e-updates - You will receive our Tourism Tuesday update every week.
Networking events - regular networking events are held throughout the year. If you have an idea for an event, please let us know.
Research - as a member you have access to the research conducted by Arkenford - 'The Cotswolds Perception & Awareness Research 2012'. The research identified perceptions of the Cotswolds, including barriers to overcome, alongside identifying target market segments.
Also available is the Value of Tourism Report, produced by the South West Tourism Alliance. To request access to either of these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green incentives - 'Be a Perfect Visitor' cards (click here for more information) and the Cotswolds Green Scheme.
Need some help on running your business sustainably? See our Be Sustainable page.
Bedroom Browser for B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation providers.
Cotswolds Tourism Business Awards
In conjunction with Cotswold Life, Cotswolds Tourism has been busy judging the fifth annual Cotswold Tourism Awards which shine a spotlight on outstanding hotels, B&Bs, visitor attractions and other tourism businesses in the region. Click on the link above to find out the 2015 winners.
Free feature on Cotswold TV's local online television news bulletin. If you are interested in this offer then contact Tom Wakefield on email@example.com
Cotswold Tourism Members also receive negotiated rates for the following options:
Banner advertising on www.cotswolds.com - enhance your presence on Cotswolds.com by displaying a banner advert
Promotional Print Take advantage of reduced rates in all print including the Visitor & Accommodation Guide, Attractions & Events Guide, Gardens Leaflet and the Bedroom Browser. These publications have a total print run of 250,000 copies which are distributed locally and nationally, the guides are also available to download at www.cotswolds.com
Press, PR and Trade Be included in Cotswolds Tourism’s extensive press, PR and trade schedule. Be involved in international, European and domestic press trips and press related itineraries. Take a look at articles from press trips we have hosted in the past. Reduced rates available for inclusion in any trade/consumer show that Cotswolds Tourism may attend.
Campaigns Cotswolds Tourism lead on various campaigns – such as Vintage & Modern and Cotswolds Live. As a member take advantage of being a part of our campaigns and receive reduced rates in any marketing activity we may do. Consumer newsletters are produced as part of the campaign and are sent to a consumer database of 19,000 contacts.
Gold Membership Benefits
Gold members receive all benefits included in the Silver membership package, as well as more exposure on www.cotswolds.com, including:
Enhanced entry on Cotswolds.com including 300 words, 6 images, editorial promotions three times a year for 1 month periods.
Banner advert for one month on the page of your choice, plus one banner advert on the home page for two weeks (both banner adverts subject to availability).
Standard entry on the Cotswolds 'weddings' website - www.idocotswolds.com Featured product twice a year for one month periods on I Do Cotswolds
Social media package - highlight your business on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
The way forward...
We will continue to look for new membership benefits, so please keep your eye on this page for new benefits.
We can look into special arrangements for self-catering agencies promoting multiple properties - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.