Swanage Website Advertise and work together to support Swanage

Promoting your business on the new Swanage tourism website (a microsite of Visit-Dorset.com) is more than just a way to advertise your business.  

Swanage Town Council would like to work in partnership and collaborate with you to make your business more profitable and the local tourism economy thrive. 

Join us today

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

  • Featuring on the new Swanage official tourism website which has carefully created promotional information and blogs about visiting Swanage all year round.
  • A FREE landing page for your tourism business on the Swanage website, harnessing the power of the visit-dorset.com website - a trusted source of information and ranked highly by search engines.
  • A reduced introductory rate for an optional Enhanced landing page, where your business will gain more exposure on the Swanage website.
  • Featuring in the Swanage website section for your business category - e.g. Where To Stay, Things To Do, Shopping, Food and Drink or Transport.
  • Featuring on extra webpages for no extra cost - your business will be listed on the Swanage Dog Friendly, Group Friendly and/or Accessible landing pages where applicable.
  • Business resources to assist your marketing - 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 - you will be automatically added to the Visit Dorset mailing list to receive regular tourism industry news, promotional activities, training and events to keep you ‘in the know’.
  • Networking and webinars - get the opportunity to meet other business and organisations to help 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 both Swanage and Visit Dorset websites.
  • Online accommodation booking with the flexibility to integrate with a range of online systems or manage your bookings directly - this will give your business more exposure on the Swanage website and allow visitors to search for availability and book online via the Swanage website.
  • A simple annual renewal process occurring every April, further information within the terms and conditions.
  • Investment in your town's visitor economy - this website was created to support the tourism businesses of Swanage. Businesses located in nearby villages may also apply, for approval by Swanage Town Council.

It’s very simple to get started. Below are two charts describing what is included within the Free and Enhanced membership options.

Step one

Choose the level of membership which you'd like to feature (Free or Enhanced) from the forms below. Enhanced Membership costs vary depending on your business type.

1. For holiday accommodation, activity and attraction providers

2024-25 Swanage Town Tourism Website Membership Rate Card

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.

2. For retail, food and drink and transport providers

2024-25 Swanage membership rate card for food and drink, retail sector and transport providers

Step two

For both the Free and Enhanced membership options complete the online form using the green button for your specific business type: Accommodation, Attraction, Activity, Food & Drink (Eating Out) or Retail. You can benefit from more than one Free membership, for example if your business is a hotel with restaurant, or pub with rooms.

Add your business to the Visit Swanage Website

Add your business to the Visit Swanage Website for attraction providers

Add your business to the Visit Swanage Website for activity providers

Add your business to the Visit Swanage for food and drink providers

Add your business to the Visit Swanage Website food drink button

Step three

If you would like to book an Enhanced Membership to appear on the Visit Swanage website or Joint Membership to appear on both visit-dorset.com and the Visit Swanage websites, contact us.