The Discover Rutland Tourism Committee held their annual forum on the evening of Thursday 17th November at Oakham Castle, and invited anyone with an interest in local tourism to join them to hear about the plans for the coming year. Please find the 2016 agenda here.
We had record attendance of people who came along to hear about the plans for 2017. A copy of the presentations are available to view on the links below:
There are many benefits to becoming a member, such as a listing on this website, marketing opportunities through our e-newsletters and other promotions throughout the year which goes to over 19,000 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. The membership year runs with the financial year and begins on 1st April. If you join part way through the year, your fee will be calculated for the appropriate amount of months.
10 reasons why to become a member:
-Support and work with local businesses to promote Rutland as a great tourism destination
-Enhance listing on Rutland's offical tourism website which attracts 15,000 visitors every month
-Discounts on additional marketing, including advertising in the Discover Rutland Guide
-Priority in the Discover Rutland Guide's editorial features & entry in guide's members list
-Opportunities to network with like minded businesses
-Access to extra exposure through our marketing campaigns and press contacts
-Highlight your offers through our eNewsletters
-Promote your busienss to Rutland residents through local events
-Be part of the 'new' Discover Rutalnd with plans for business advice forums and additional business discounts and savings
-Help maintain a voice for this wonderful county to be heard alongside other British destinations
The membership year starts on 1st April, and a new scheme will be implemented from that point, however you can still join at any time. View the membership pack here. Download the membership application form here.
If you have any questions about becoming a member then get in touch with Geena at Nimble Media: email@example.com | 01780 432930
There are many exciting opportunities to advertise through Discover Rutland, please see the full media pack here.
This pack was put together by Nimble Media, a local company based in Oakham, who provide support to Discover Rutland by producing the visitor guide and growing the Discover Rutland membership scheme. Discover Rutland want to ensure their members and advertisers are supported as best they can, and as the Tourism Officer role is 18.5 hours a week, working with Nimble Media on key projects is essentail to continue offering a quality service.
The 2016 visitor guide Autumn Winter guide is out and about around the county and beyond. You can view an online version of the latest Discover Rutland Guide here.
This is a bi-annual publication produced, designed and written by Nimble Media Ltd in association with Discover Rutland. If you wish to discuss advertising in the guide, please contact Kerrie at Nimble Media: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0845 1 700 300 | 40 Melton Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AY
If you are interested in having a website banners here on Discover-Rutland.co.uk email email@example.com
To help explain the structure of Discover Rutland, we have produced these (hopefully) useful charts:
View the Discover Rutland structure which explains how the Discover Rutland brand is managed. For more information about the Discover Rutland Management Committee and the full Toursim Committee, see links below;
Please find a list of committee members and their contact details here.
Discover Rutland has been tracking tourism data using STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor) since 2008. The latest results for 2015 data were recived in August 2016 and can be seen below. Here are some headlines:
> Economic impact of tourism in Rutland in 2015: £113.05million (up 6.7% on 2014)
> Visitor numbers in Rutland in 2015: 1.75million (up 9.8% on 2014)
> Employment supported by tourism in Rutland (full time equivalent): 1,601 (up 1.9% on 2014)
A full STEAM report of the latest results can be viewed here, this is for 2015 as they work a year behind. The report indicates a small decline in using serviced accommodation and a rise in non-serviced.
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.
There is a three year tourism vision which was written by Rutland County Council in partnership with the Discover Rutland Tourism Committee to lead the work of Discover Rutland. View the Discover Rutland Tourism Vision 2016-19 here
Published in August 2016, after the Brexit decision, the governments tourism action plan sees the implementation of more 'common sense' regulation, which allows B&B proprietors to collect guests from the stations, provide a free bottle of wine in a welcome pack without the previously required licenses.