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Visit Herefordshire (May 2019)

To ensure a continued presence in the county Herefordshire Council are currently running the Visit Herefordshire website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Support will be provided to tourism businesses in Herefordshire, with visitor enquiries directed to our local tourist information providers.

We look forward to working with you over the coming months.

If you are a visitor to Herefordshire and want to find our more contact our Tourist Information Centres

To find out how Visit Herefordshire can support your business or for any other enquiries please contact: reception@visitherefordshire.co.uk

Herefordshire in the news

Herefordshire a Great Place to Visit (Rural Media, Jan 2020) https://vimeo.com/378759009

Hererfordshire - The English County Time Forgot (Telegraph Travel, Jan 2020) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/herefordshire-english-county-time-forgot/

Herefordshire a Hidden Gem in England (UNILAD Adventure, Feb 2020) https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/195306761844138/

Crafty getaway: 10 of the best creative boltholes in the UK (Guardian Feb 2020) https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jan/12/top-10-creative-boutique-hotels-artists-houses-workshops 

Latest Opportunities

FREE Tourism Business Support Programme

Fastershire has launched a series of free training sessions to help tourism and leisure businesses based in Herefordshire, delivered in partnership between Visit Herefordshire and Marches Growth Hub in Herefordshire.

During February, March and April 2020 the series of six free training will include the following workshops and the first three are accepting booking;

1. Marketing Fundamentals
2. Social Media Essentials
3. Photography and video Essential
4. Website Essentials
5. Email marketing, CRM, Networking and Promotion
6. How to protect your business and personal data

A complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees as well as a time to network and more information is available HERE

Destination Management Plan

The Herefordshire Sustainable Destination Management Plan 2018 - 2022 was published in 2018 by the Herefordshire Sustainable Food and Tourism Partnership and Visit Herefordshire


To download the Destination Plan click here

The Herefordshire Brand

The Herefordshire brand has been created as a free resource for you - the Herefordshire community; businesses, organisations and individuals to raise awareness our lovely county and your place in it.

We see the brand as a stamp of pride, of credibility and as a genuine opportunity for our previously shy county to stand out.

Using the brand is FREE to use and is subject to application but it’s a very simple process! Just check out the terms and conditions, decide how you want to get involved and then sign up to get your login to access all the brand resources.

The brand guidelines explain how to use the logos, but it can be as simple as choosing a logo and popping it on your website, but if you want some help the brand manager is always happy to advise.

Sign up to the Herefordshire Brand today at www.hereyoucan.co.uk

Herefordshire Destination Business Improvement District (BID) - Feasibility Study

During 2019 businesses across Herefordshire were asked about their priorities and the best way forward for a well-funded and sustainable county wide tourism body for Herefordshire.

The Mosaic Partnership was commissioned by the Herefordshire Sustainable Food & Tourism Partnership (HSFTP) with funding from Herefordshire Council to assess the feasibility of developing a Destination Business Improvement District (BID) for Herefordshire.

Herefordshire faces many of the typical challenges that destinations face, such as, regional, national and international competition for market share and visitors, access and infrastructure issues, modernising and attracting investment, engagement with local residential and business communities and of course organisational and funding stability. It is against this backdrop and the desire to continue to evolve and succeed that the concept of a Business Improvement District (BID) is being investigated. 

The fesibility study provides a summary of the full and detailed report and can be downloaded here

The Marches LEP Visitor Economy Strategy

Launched in January 2020 this is a visitor economy strategy for the Marches - the counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire, and the unitary authority of Telford & Wrekin. It has been commissioned by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to understand the potential of the visitor economy. The strategy sets out what needs to be done to deliver the economic opportunity in a way that supports the environment and fulfils the role of tourism as an enabling sector.

To download a copy of the report click here