Welcome to the trade section of the Discover Rutland website. Here you can keep upto date with the latest information and opportunities happening within our industry...
View the latest edition of the Discover Rutland industry newsletter here (May 2013)
Rutland Tourism Vision 2012-2015
There is a three year tourism vision which was written by Rutland County Council in partnership with the Rutland Tourism Committee to lead the work of Discover Rutland. View the Rutland Tourism Vision here.
Rutland Tourism Data from STEAM
Discover Rutland has been tracking tourism data using STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor) since 2008. A report of the the latest 2011 STEAM results can be viewed here.
STEAM is derived from a model and provides Local, Regional and National Governments in the UK and Internationally with timely estimates of the monthly and annual value, volume and impact of tourism in specified areas
Become a Discover Rutland Member
There are many benefits to becoming a member, such as a free listing on this website, marketing opportunities through our e-newsletters and other promotions throughout the year which goes to 18,000 contacts and discounts on advertising in our publications. Plus you will get a Discover Rutland membership window sticker!
Funds raised through membership will go towards sustaining tourism in Rutland.
If you have any questions about becoming a member then get in touch with the Tourism Team by emailing email@example.com
Rutland Tourism Committee
The Rutland Tourism Committee is made up of representatives from various sectors of the tourism industry. If you would like to get in touch with your representative, please find the list of committee members and contact here.
Clean, Safe & Legal Accreditation
Discover Rutland has introduced a Clean, Safe & Legal accreditation scheme for accommodation providers, run by Quality in Tourism to complement the existing star rating schemes. Download details below.
The accreditation scheme is not a replacement for a star rating and would simply certify that the property is ‘clean, safe and legal’. It is designed to appeal to businesses who wish to work with Discover Rutland (who have a graded only policy), but do not wish to be part of a star rating scheme.
If you have any questions regarding the Clean, Safe & Legal accreditation, please contact the Tourism Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Keep it Real'
Keep it real is a toolkit for those businesses who have already taken action to be more sustainable and want to maximise the marketing opportunities that may exist. By illustrating the Who, Why, Where, When and What is involved Keep it real is designed to give businesses the confidence to talk about sustainability. The toolkit is available as an online document at www.visitengland.com/keepitreal where it can be downloaded at no cost.
You may be aware that the Equality Act 2010 came into effect on October 1st 2010 replacing the existing antidiscrimination laws with a single Act.
The Equality Act will replace the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 (DDA). The changes include new provisions on direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, harassment and indirect discrimination.
As providers of goods and services, tourism businesses have obligations under the Equality Act 2010. To view a summary document put together by Visit England Click Here
Download the latest National Accessible Scheme (NAS) leaflet, which explaines the costs and benefits of joining the scheme.
To enable visitors to see if your business is suitable for their individual needs you can complete a self assesment of your facilities. Please find the self assesment forms below;
Once you have completed the form, please email it to us at email@example.com and the information will be included in your entry on the website.
Discover Rutland Tourism Forum 2012
Thank you to all the businesses that came to the annual Tourism Forum on Wednesday 7th November at Rutland County Museum. We had a good turn out, with over 30 people coming along to hear about the achievements over the last year and the plans for 2013. A copy of the presentations and the questions asked can be views on the links below:
Tourism Update: from the Chair of the Discover Rutland Tourism Committee, Ed Burrows.
Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Model (STEAM): David James from Global Tourism Solutions
Anglian Water Recreational Update: Kevin Appleton from Anglian Water
Rutland County Council Future Projects: Libby Kingsley, Dave Brown, Sarah Bysouth from RCC
Advertising in the 2013 Discover Rutland Visitor Guide
The 2013 visitor guide has been printed. For interest, please find the paperwork below.