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 Cotswolds.com, 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 Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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