There’s no better way to promote your business to Bude’s visitors…

As a Member of Bude Area Tourist Board, you will be promoted online, in the TIC, within our guide books and the TIC staff will actively promote your business.  We’re entirely self funded, so we promote your business over non-member businesses.

  • on the VisitBude website
  • within the Bude Tourist Information Centre
  • within our printed Bude Guide booklets
  • during face-to-face / phone and digital enquiries

We’ll provide you with a fantastic level of promotion, and in return you’ll be paying a small membership fee.  We would not be operational without the support of our member businesses.  

Where else can you get this level of promotion for £150 per year?

  • How much would it cost to place a one-off advert in a local paper, which would probably not be seen by visitors and certainly wouldn’t be seen by prospective visitors?
  • If our promotion results in only 500 visitors arriving at your business, the equivalent cost is just 30p per person!  

In addition to all of this, there will be ad hoc benefits and opportunities throughout the year.

The Bude catchment area…

Almost every visitor to Bude will travel by car for an hour to visit an attraction or activity.  Well over half of them will travel by car for 90 minutes.
Therefore, we are happy to promote any business within 90 minutes of Bude.

What can we do for you…

  • 800 to 4,500 hits every day
  • Comprehensive Visit, Stay, Eat & Play sections
  • Comprehensive What’s on? and events calendar
  • The largest TIC in Cornwall (maybe the second largest if Newquay TIC get new premises)
  • Over 200,000 (probably more in 2019) visitors every year plus contact with thousands of visitors/potential visitors via phone, email and online chat
  • Fully staffed 360 days of the year
  • Open every day, 10am-5pm (4pm on Sunday) October to June.
  • Open until 6pm every day during July, August and early September.
  • Member business tourist attraction leaflets / menu on prominent display for visitors to take
  • Member business folders and displays for visitors to browse
  • Large gift shop and cafe
  • Visit:  Out & About
  • Visit:  Lower Wharf & Harbour Guide
  • Visit: Bude Map
  • Play:  Things to Do
  • Eat:  Food & Drink

The series of guides we produce and distribute are the only dedicated guides available to visitors in Bude and those planning their visit to Bude.

  • Distributed from the TIC, a selection of TICs across Devon and Cornwall and our member hotel, cottage and campsites
  • Posted for free to potential visitors
  • We own the Bude, Summerelaze Beach and Crooklets Beach Facebook pages
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

…promotion on our Social Media accounts is included in the membership fee for silver and gold members

Prices and Membership Tiers

  • Member Listing on VisitBude website – 5 images, comprehensive description, listing in all applicable sections and categories within Visit, Eat and Play.
  • Bude TIC Booking Service and Helpline
  • Designated leaflet slot to display tourist leaflets and menus etc in TIC
  • Listing on TIC external window
  • Use of WeareBude Member logo
  • Promotion of Special Offers and Events
  • Access to subsidised training courses
  • Directory listing in the appropriate 2019 official Bude Guide
  • Option to place adverts in the numerous guides we publish throughout the year
  • Contact details and link to your website

Silver Membership:  £350

All standard membership benefits, plus

  • 1/4 page and photo directory listing in the appropriate 2019 official Bude Guide
  • Social media interaction and unique posts
  • Promotion in WeAreBude eNewsletter
  • Access to PR opportunities
  • Subsidised advertising rates to include your adverts in the series of printed publications we produce every year.

Gold Membership:  £450

All standard and silver membership benefits, plus

  • 1/2 page and photo directory listing in the appropriate 2019 official Bude Guide
  • Promotion in WeAreBude eNewsletter
  • Access to PR opportunities
  • Feature blogs on VisitBude website (just give us the information/text/images and will publish)
  • Featured Offers / Events on VisitBude website home page
  • Use of Gold member logo
  • Significantly reduced priced advertising

What we ask from you…

  • Make the most of your membership!  Tell us about your events (add them to our website events calendar and send us a poster to display on the window and in the TIC), tell us about any special offers you may be running and anything else we should know about to tell our visitors.
  • If you are a gold member, regularly send us images and text so we can post blog posts and shout about you on social media.
  • Engage with us on social media.  Tag @VisitBude and use #WeAreBude
  • Display the WeAreBude Member Logo on your website, and provide a reciprocal link to our website (we link to your website, its only fair)!

Enhance your promotion (optional)

In addition to your free directory listing in a guide, you may like to have a directory listing in one of our other publications such as VISIT:  Bude Map, EATPLAY and VISIT.

  • Standard Member: £75
  • Silver Member:  £50
  • Gold Member:  £25

In addition to your free directory listing, you may like to place your own branded advert in the relevant official Bude Guide

1/4 page advert

  • Standard Member: £150
  • Silver Member:  £100
  • Gold Member:  £50

1/2 page advert

  • Standard Member: £250
  • Silver Member:  £200
  • Gold Member: £100

Full page advert

  • Standard Member: £450
  • Silver Member: £300
  • Gold Member: £200

An A Board which is placed outside the TIC building/in the Car Park

Single-sided A Board

  • Standard Member: £500
  • Silver Member:  £400
  • Gold Member: £300

Double-sided A Board

  • Standard Member: £750
  • Silver Member: £600
  • Gold Member: £450

Become a member and advertise with us…

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