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Discover Rutland Food & Drink Week 2024

Assets to help you get involved and share the county wide marketing campaign.

21st to 29th September 2024

Discover Rutland are inviting residents and visitors alike to discover different eateries around the county during Discover Rutland’s Food and Drink Week 23rd-30th September, with a selection of promotions, special menus, events and competitions. Rutland is known as being ‘The County of Good Taste’ so come along and celebrate the excellent food and drink offerings from local suppliers and businesses.

  • Social Media Hashtags: #thecountyofgoodtaste #discoverrutlandfood #discoverrutlandfoodweek #discoverrutland #loverutland #rutland

Sharing our Digital Visitor Guide

One of Discover Rutland’s major marketing assets is producing a bi-annual visitor guide with fresh seasonal content to inspire visits throughout the year, not only in a printed form but also available digitally.
You can take advantage of this asset by utilising it in your marketing and communications by;

  • Adding a hyperlink to your email signature so all your contacts can view it in one easy click
  • If you send e-newsletters or communications with a customer database, include the digital guide as a feature
  • Share it on your social media channels – either by sharing our DR post or creating your own

If you want a URL that you don’t need to update with each new issues, use:

Discover Rutland Guide

Or links to the digital edition of the Discover Rutland Visitor Guide – Autumn/Winter 2023 Issue are: https://www.calameo.com/read/00415754215082a87a289

To embed within the website:
<div style=”text-align:center;”><iframe src=”//v.calameo.com/?bkcode=0041575424d2b167711eb&mode=mini” width=”480″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowtransparency allowfullscreen style=”margin:0 auto;”></iframe></div>

For assistance with this please contact [email protected]


Green Tourism Toolkit

Green Tourism, what is it?
Green, responsible, or sustainable tourism is about “making better places for people to live and better places for people to visit”.

As key stakeholders within the industry, it is important that you take an active role in contributing towards green tourism by working towards minimising tourism’s negative social, economic, and environmental impacts and creating more enjoyable experiences, which foster greater understanding of local culture, society, and environment.

Why is it important for my business?
Green tourism benefits all stakeholders. Investing time and/or money into improving the sustainability of your business has been shown to have five key benefits.

1. Address changing consumer trends
2. Attract and retain the best staff
3. Reduce operational costs
4. Reduce your negative environmental impact
5. Help ensure your local area thrives

Find out more about the free Green Tourism Toolkit here.

Download your free Green Tourism Toolkit here


Business Support

We hope you find the information links below useful;

Our Growth Hub Advisor for Rutland is Amy Clark from Business Lincolnshire; [email protected] | 07825 262824

Business Lincolnshire provide a range of business support for Rutland businesses, as we are part of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP [Local Enterprise Partnership]. Plus there are some excellent resources at Business Visit Lincolnshire including digital masterclasses and the Green Tourism Toolkit.

Rutland County Council – Covid-19 Community Information, Advice and Support Hub includes links to their dedicated crisis helpline for anyone in Rutland who needs help, plus updated advice for residents and businesses, including information on funding, rates relief, and other advice.

VisitBritain Business Advice Hub: Helping your tourism business to grow – with practical tips, legal obligations and local support. This includes the latest industry advice on Covid-19, and also guidance on preparing your business for Brexit.

VisitBritain are providing free online recovery webinars to assist tourism businesses, you can watch past webinars and sign up to benefit from future ones.

Apply for VisitBritian’s free new industry standard ‘We’re Good to Go’ which is now linked to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel’ standard

Get your business specific NHS QR Code

Download FREE posters to assist with the April 12th re-opening (let Mary know if you need others adding)

Discover Rutland also produced a Discover Rutland signage bundle for businesses to use to help clarify their new protocols during in summer 2020 – also available with a white background

View the Discover Rutland Marketing Campaign – Covid Recovery here, written in October 2020

 


Advertising Opportunities

There are many exciting opportunities to advertise through Discover Rutland.

Discover Rutland Guide autumn Winter 2019

This full media pack was put together by Nimble Media, a local company based in Oakham, who provide support to Discover Rutland by producing the visitor guide. 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 essential to continue offering a quality service.

Discover Rutland Visitor Guide

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 Tracy at Nimble Media: [email protected] | 0845 1 700 300