Visit Dorset Business Support Increase your business profile with Visit Dorset

We offer a full range of opportunities to showcase your business to new customers. These are exclusive to Visit Dorset members.

Businesses offering experiences and activities can also opt to be included in printed marketing in our Dorset Days Out map and guide.

If you are looking to raise further awareness, increase web traffic or generate more bookings, you can take advantage of one of our additional feature opportunities available on the official visitor website for Dorset.

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Do you want to increase your customer numbers by marketing to visitors to Dorset? If the answer is yes, is just the place to spend your marketing budget.

Visit Dorset is a trusted and established brand, our website ranks highly in all Dorset tourism related searches.

Our website receives an average of 2.3 million visits per year and we have advertising options for all budgets including our maximum exposure listings to be featured on a large proportion of our webpages.

We offer great value options for our business members to enhance their marketing with us and can provide you with statistics so that you can assess your advertising and book again with confidence.

Advertising options for Visit Dorset members include the following extra options:

  • Banner adverts displayed on most pages of 
  • Feature adverts displayed on specific sections e.g. Things to Do, What's On events pages, Visit Weymouth, Visit Bournemouth, other towns or village landing pages, the Jurassic Coast, Places to Eat and Drink in Dorset, as well as lots more options.

Please call us to discuss your ideas and advertising needs.

Visit Dorset Banner Ads

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These popular advertising spaces features not only on the Homepage, it's also on most pages of the website.

We price these adverts on a monthly basis, as our website visits fluctuate seasonally from 100,000 to 480,000 visits per month.

Option 1 - Large Banner Advert

Please note that no one business can book this large banner ad for more than two consecutive months at a time and bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis. Contact us for our monthly prices ranging from £300 to £500 plus vat, and information about word count and URL requirements.

This Banner Advert measures 1000 x 400 pixels. Here's an example of how that could look for your business...

The Eastbury banner ad exmple for industry website information

Option 2 - Small Banner Advert

Our small banner ad measures 600 x 500 pixels - these banners are displayed in sets of 3 and you are able book one or more at a time, perhaps for a campaign.

These advertising banner adverts are not only on the Homepage, they are also on most pages of the website.

We price these adverts on a monthly basis. Please contact us for our monthly prices ranging from £100 to £300 plus vat per feature banner ad.

Here's an example of how our Small Banner Adverts might look for your business...

Example of banner ads on visit Dorset website

Say hello to our visitor e-newsletter subscribers

We create topical and seasonal content for our growing database of over 26,000 visitor e-newsletter subscribers to make sure that Dorset is never far from their minds.

Do you have an exclusive offer, competition or a campaign that would be of interest to our enews subscribers? 

Contact us to book a feature in our monthly consumer e-newsletter. The cost is £85 including vat per enews (including 1 image, 100 words maximum and a URL link).

B2B communications to Dorset Tourism Businesses

If you offer a special discount or an open day for owners of Dorset tourism businesses, you might like to use our Industry e-newsletter to advertise your promotion or invitation.

We send monthly communications to 700 Dorset tourism business and could help you deliver your news. Our businesses trust us to make sure that we only send information that's relevant to them, so these emails have a very high open rate, and we can only accept certain articles that fit our criteria.

The member price is £100 including vat per enews (with 1 image, 100 words maximum and a URL link). 

Competition prizes

Contact us if you'd like to partner with us to offer competition prizes. Offering a fabulous prize can be a really effective way of raising the awareness of your business and Visit Dorset is a trusted brand which helps competitions have a great success rate.

Offering prizes can also be a good way to increase your database or social media followers for future communications.

All competitions are hosted on the website within our Competitions section, and are promoted via our social media channels as well as our regular visitor e-newletters.

Example of a competition partnership with Durdle Door Holiday Park:

Screenshot of a Visit Dorset Competition with Durdle Door Holiday Park

Press Trips and PR

Contact us if you are interested in hosting press trips to journalists or social media influencers. We'll try to help you reach your target markets via our media networks.

If you are launching a new business, recently invested in your business or have something unique to offer, tell us about it.

Corporate sponsorship

Love what we do and feel that your brand is a great fit for us? We'd love to hear from you about collaborating for mutual benefit. Visit Dorset is supported by Dorset Council and it's important for us to find innovative ways of funding what we do. We can work with you to design a promotional package that fits your budget and helps you highlight your brand to our considerable audiences.

Read our quarterly digital performance statistics. 

Contact us to arrange a discussion with our marketing team.

Social media boost

Use our successful social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to run a campaign for your business.

  • Facebook 41k followers
  • Instagram 40.2k followers
  • X 18.4k followers

Read our quarterly digital performance statistics. 

Town Councils and partner organisations

Visit Dorset can now offer a range of options to town councils and partner organisations. Our tourism websites feature incredible technical functionality and the ability to help you support your communities. Visit Dorset is providing town websites (microsites of for three Dorset towns for 2024: Lyme RegisSherborne and Swanage.

Our team can also help plan and host social media campaigns and banner adverts for Town Councils, Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) or organisations in partnership with you.

We welcome discussions and collaborations. We offer creative ideas and solutions that can be economical and effective for you, as well as benefitting from our team's expertise and experience.

Contact us to arrange an initial chat to see how we can help.

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