Why join?

Aside from making your business part of our campaign to drive the visitor economy and increase its annual value, joining Marketing Cheltenham will also provide you with a wide-range of benefits including:

Marketing opportunities…

  • dedicated website profile on VisitCheltenham.com
    • supporting benefits for your profile, including “what’s nearby” linking, events listings and much more
    • booking widget interface (where applicable) to drive direct, commission-free bookings for your  business (launching early 2018)
    • optional upgrades available including promoted event opportunities at exclusive member rates
  • profile listing on cotswolds.com
    • optional upgrade to a Gold Cotswolds Tourism membership for an exclusive Marketing Cheltenham rate
  • content sharing via your profile, across our Visit Cheltenham consumer platforms including
    • website
    • social media
    • PR
    • email marketing
    • many more
  • inclusion in our social media content across all the Visit Cheltenham platforms (when relevant)
  • PR & influencer engagement opportunities targeted at local, regional, national, international and trade press and contacts
    • promotion as part of our visitor and resident content
    • familiarisation and experience trips for journalists and tour operators
  • automatic incorporation into our twelve month rolling content plan, with opportunity to supply your own relevant content too
    • the majority of these opportunities will be free, however a small number of initiatives will attract a small cost, offered at a preferential rate to members.
  • re-sharing your initiatives including competitions, events, blogs etc. to our followers where appropriate
  • last-minute availability promotion to our followers, along with any upcoming offers or discounts.

Business opportunities… (launching soon)

  • access to market intelligence information including local funding opportunities, local consultations, footfall figures and more, as they are released
  • monthly B2B newsletter with updates and opportunities from Marketing Cheltenham and our partners
  • access to our supplier toolkit / discounts, negotiated with our preferred suppliers.  There is also opportunity for you to provide peer-to-peer tools, offers and resources for fellow members where appropriate
  • access to our everyday business toolkit including free templates for contracts and the like
  • access to our online Cheltenham image library. Images will be free but some images will require a credit to the photographer
  • access to our industry expert panel offering help and advice
  • participation in our business development forums with up to 15 invited businesses
  • access to performance statistics relating to your membership including website and campaign stats
  • regular quarterly networking opportunities with like-minded businesses including fellow members and appropriate partners
  • participation in our newly launching Conference Desk, encouraging MICE investment into the town (for members with appropriate facilities)
  • promotion of your venue as a potential Film & TV location (for members with appropriate facilities)

Industry & economic development…

  • representation of your business and views where appropriate, with local consultations and strategies and wider regional initiatives
  • benefit from our drive for shared economy regulation, ensuring visitor safety, and  responsible partner promotion
  • benefit from our partnership strategy with other local associations, and if you wish, take advantage of their memberships directly with our negotiated member rates (where applicable) including:
    • Cheltenham BID
    • Suffolk Traders
    • Cheltenham Chamber
    • Cheltenham Hospitality Association
    • many more…
  • representation of your business through our destination exhibition presence e.g.  World Travel Market and the like.

Find out more…

>> Campaigning for you

>> Our role

>> Our 2018 priorities

>> 2018 rates