Cotswolds Trade Room


This area is for Cotswold (and area) businesses who want to find out more and learn how to get involved with Cotswold campaigns and promotions. 

Advertising - If you wish to place a banner advert on, find out more about banner advertising here

Membership - If you wish to join Cotswolds Tourism, please see our membership page

Statistics - For the latest tourism statistics on the Cotswolds please click on Facts and Figures

Sustainable Tourism - For advice on running your tourism business sustainably, see our Be Sustainable page

We're listening to your views about forming the new Cotswolds Tourism Partnership


Thank you again to everyone who came along to our business engagement sessions.  We’ve had a chance to go through all your feedback and you’ll find a summary of the main findings attached here. It certainly makes interesting reading and we really appreciate your contributions and honesty. This feedback will be taken into consideration as we continue creating the new Destination Management Organisation, but it’s still not too late to put forward your views, so please feel free to email our Partnership Manager Susie Hunt if you’d like to add any other feedback.


The need for a Cotswolds Destination Management Plan

In February 2013 VisitEngland invited local tourism partners and businesses across the Cotswolds to step forward and develop a Destination Management Plan. The plan aims to set strategic direction for tourism across the Cotswolds and harness collaboration across all sectors to bring growth in the industry.After a great deal of discussion and consultation we have now finished the Destination Management Plan and the vision for the Cotswolds  which aspires to make it a year round destination through the sustainable growth of the Cotswolds visitor economy by 5% per annum .

Over the coming months we will be working to put in place a new partnership structure to best deliver this plan, which has the support of all the Local Authorities and LEPs across the Cotswolds, the Cotswolds Conservation Board and the Private Sector.

A copy of the plan is attached and we would welcome your active support in transforming the vision of the Destination Management Plan into reality.


Download press release - February 2014

Download Destination Plan for Tourism 2014


Download Questionnaire and Summary of Responses

Download further comments and responses

List of Businesses/People/Organisations that responded to the Consultation of the Draft Cotswolds Destination Management Plan 2014

Cotswolds Tourism Marketing Strategy

Written by Cotswolds Tourism in 2012, the marketing strategy 2013 - 2016 sets out the longer-term strategic principles that guide accompanying annual action plans. The strategy can be downloaded below, along with the latest annual marketing plan.


Download Cotswolds Tourism Marketing Strategy 2013 - 2016

Download Cotswold Tourism Marketing Plan 2015

Tourism Matters

Download Tourism Matters below - an online newsletter which will provide valuable help and inspiration to all tourism service providers across the county. Scroll to the bottom of the list for the most recent edition.

Tourism Matters Issue 1 - November 2010


Tourism Matters Issue 2 - April 2011


Tourism Matters Issue 3 - July 2011

Tourism Matters Issue 4 - October 2011


Tourism Matters Issue 5 - December 2011    


Tourism Matters Issue 6 - February 2012 


Tourism Matters Issue 7 - April 2012 


Tourism Matters Issue 9 - August 2012

Tourism Matters Issue 10 - October 2012

Tourism Matters Issue 11 - January 2013

Tourism Matters Issue 12 - April 2013

Tourism Matters Issue 13- July 2013

Tourism Matters Issue 14 - October 2013


Tourism Matters Issue 15 - January 2014

Tourism Matters Issue 16 - April 2014


Tourism Matters Issue 17 - July 2014


Tourism Matters Issue 18 - Autumn/Winter 2014


Tourism Matters Issue 19 - Winter 2015