Tourism business advice

Setting up a tourism business

If you are considering setting up a tourism related business in The Cotswolds and would like some advice and useful information, please:

For more information please:

To understand more about the Visit England national quality accreditation scheme please see:

Advertising in our printed tourism publications

Annual visitor guide

  • our main marketing guide for potential and return visitors to the area
  • contains details of accommodation, attractions and events in the area
  • deadline for entries is the end of September and it's published in November/ December
  • distributed nationally and internationally.
  • For information see visitor guide 2019

Browser guide

  • our main marketing guide for visitors who have arrived in the area and may be looking 
    for places to visit and things to do
  • deadline for entries in the bedroom browser is February and it's published at Easter 
  • offered free of charge to all accommodation providers in the area
  • for more information please: visit website

All accommodation businesses advertising on this website must sign up to the following:

If you are interested in advertising in either publication or would only like to advertise online then please:

Businesses taking adverts in either the annual Visitor Guide or Browser are automatically entitled to a website entry.

Tourism facts and figures

Tourism is an important industry in Cotswold District. The latest economic report compiled by the South West Research Company shows that total visitor-related business turnover during 2014 was almost £383 million. For the 2014 tourism report please:

Tourism newsletter

Each quarter we produce our newsletter tourism news for the tourism trade industry. Please:

  • view the latest edition of our Tourism newsletter. For previous editions this year please see the downloads on this page.

For enquiries about anything tourism related, please:

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road