Visit Dorset Business Support Hub Accommodation membership

Promoting your business on is more than just a way to advertise your business.  

We want to work in partnership and collaborate with you to make your business more profitable and the Dorset tourism economy thrive. 

Join us today

Become a member and your business will gain access and prosper from:

  • Featuring on the top performing and official visitor website for Dorset.
  • A landing page for your business, harnessing the power of the website, a trusted source of information, ranked highly by search engines.
  • A 10% reduction to our usual rates to support you through challenges caused by the pandemic and current economic crisis.
  • Online booking with the flexibility to integrate with a range of online systems or manage your accommodation bookings directly.
  • Press & PR opportunities welcome high-profile journalists and social media influencers to benefit from additional marketing.
  • Social media campaigns opportunities to work together on joint campaigns.
  • Featuring on extra pages for no extra cost your business will be listed on our popular Dog Friendly, Group Friendly and Accessible pages where applicable.
  • Business resources to assist your marketing, including a seasonal image library and marketing campaign toolkits for your website and social media.
  • Helpful business support and marketing advice from our experienced team, engaging with us can really benefit your bottom line.
  • Members only access to additional paid digital marketing opportunities including banner adverts, website banners and our targeted visitor e-newsletters.
  • Regular communication via our e-news, where we’ll tell you about tourism industry news, promotional activities, training and events to keep you ‘in the know’.
  • Networking and webinars - meet other business and organisations to help you stay connected.
  • Favourable rates for companies with multiple businesses – please contact us to find out more.
  • Reduced combined website membership rates when opting to feature on the Lyme Regis or Sherborne or Swanage town websites, as well as the Visit Dorset website.
  • Simple annual renewal occurring every April, further information within our terms and conditions.

According to Visit Britain research, over 90% of travellers prefer to book their accommodation online, and more than 50% like to book directly with the accommodation provider. With this in mind, we have developed our membership packages to provide online availability and online booking, with the flexibility to integrate a range of online systems or manage your bookings directly.

Our Accommodation Membership packages

Our annual membership packages run from 1st April to 31st March each year, with a pro-rata rate available if you sign up to a membership package part way through the year.

We have 4 different Accommodation Membership Packages available, starting at £205 inc VAT for our Bronze package. Our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze membership packages each have different benefits, priced to suit a variety of business needs and budgets.

Do you own or manage an accommodation agency working with multiple accommodation providers? Help raise the profile of the properties you represent and increase potential bookings buy purchasing one of our accommodation agency packages. Giving you the opportunity to create individual listings on a trusted platform and reach new customers.

Read about the benefits of each of our membership packages and choose which membership you'd like to sign up for:

2024 -2025 Visit Dorset Accommodation Membership

Visit Dorset supports the National Quality Assurance Scheme (operated by the AA for VisitEngland), The AA accreditation scheme, the Quality in Tourism Scheme and the Dorset Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme (DAVAS), and recommends that accommodation providers adopt one of these schemes. Businesses not currently working with one of these schemes are asked to agree to our Visit Dorset Accommodation Charter to agree to meet the minimum quality standards.

Featuring on the Lyme Regis, Sherborne or Swanage town websites

If your business is located in Lyme Regis, Sherborne or Swanage, you can also be featured on the new town tourism websites as a joint membership.

Lyme Regis tourism town website information about business membership.

Sherborne tourism town website information about business membership.

Swanage tourism town website information about business membership.

Are you a registered charity?

If you are a registered charity, please contact us directly to enquire about our discount scheme.

Book and pay for a Visit Dorset membership package

Book and Pay

Please note: if you book and pay for a membership package part way through the financial year, you will pay a pro-rata price for membership until 31st March.

If you have any questions about one of our membership packages, please contact us directly.

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