Visit Dorset Business Support Hub Accommodation membership

Promoting your business on visit-dorset.com 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 visit-dorset.com 
  • A landing page for your business, harnessing the power of the visit-dorset.com website, a trusted source of information, ranked highly by search engines
  • A 25% reduction to our usual rates to support you through challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Press & PR opportunities – welcome high-profile journalists and social media influencers to benefit from additional marketing
  • Opportunities to work together on joint social media campaigns
  • Featuring on popular Dog Friendly or Group Friendly landing pages
  • 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 digital marketing opportunities, banner adverts, website banners and in our targeted consumer e-newsletters  
  • Regular communication, 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 stay connected
  • Favourable rates for companies with multiple businesses – please contact us to find out more

 

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.

 

Choose your perfect website package to suit your business needs and budget:

Bronze: A simple, great value marketing solution. Here's an example of a Bronze membership.

Silver: Showcase your accommodation with this enhanced listing webpage that will appear on the visit-dorset.com website above Bronze in search results. Here's an example of a Silver membership.

Gold: These prominent listings will appear above Silver and Bronze on the visit-dorset.com website in search results and also within the featured section for accommodation and town category pages. See the Featured Accomodation listing example for a Gold membership.

Platinum:  For maximum exposure across the Visit Dorset website, Platinum listings appear above Gold in search results, within the featured section for accommodation and town category pages, and additionally within the featured section on both the accommodation homepage and the Visit Dorset homepage. See the Featured Accomodation listing example for a Platinum membership.

Read what's different about each website landing page package and what's included in the discounted price.

Accommodation rates table alternative text version available on request

*Once booking is confirmed and payment has been received you will be provided with a unique username and password to complete the setting up of your online listing.

You can also read further information about Accommodation Grading and Awards, including the Visit Dorset Accommodation Charter.

Should you require further details relating to the packages available please email: tourism@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.