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

We’re an independent company with the sole aim of promoting Bude and ensuring visitors to Bude have a fantastic time and return!  We are entirely self-funded and are not funded by Bude-Stratton Town Council or Cornwall Council – so we need the financial support of businesses within our catchment area to fulfil our goal!

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.  You’ll also have the opportunity to be involved with the Tourist Board, and perhaps be invited to join the Board of Directors – but that’s up to you!

  • 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 and Play sections
  • Comprehensive What’s on? and events calendar
Bude Tourist Information Centre

Bude Tourist Information Centre

  • The largest TIC in Cornwall (maybe the second largest if Newquay TIC get new premises)
  • Over 200,000 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 & PLAY:  Out & About and Things to Do
  • VISIT:  Lower Wharf & Harbour Guide
  • SHOP: Bude Map & Local Information
  • EAT:  Food & Drink
  • Lots of guided walk leaflets (only applicable when we redesign an existing leaflet or create a new one)

Click here to see visuals of our publications… and perhaps order one if you would like the current version posted to you.  

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 2020 official VisitBude Publications
  • Option to place adverts in the numerous guides we publish throughout the year
  • Contact details and link to your website

Silver Membership:  £300

All standard membership benefits, plus

  • 1/4 page and photo directory listing in the appropriate 2020 official VisitBude Publications
  • 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 2020 official VisitBude Publications
  • 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…

If you opt for Silver or Gold Membership, we’re happy to complete this form for you!  Just drop us an email (or call the TIC on 01288 354240), tell us what membership you want and we’ll do the rest!

We do lots to advertise your business, so we need to collect lots of information. It will take you around 30-minutes to submit your information, but it's time well spent.

Business Name

The name of your business, as it will appear in the guide.

2020 Membership Tier

Please select the membership tier you want for 2020.
Standard - £150. Entry into additional publications - £75Silver - £300. Entry into additional publications - £50.Gold - £450 Entry into additional publications - £25.

Complete Advertising Package

It's handy for us to know which aspects of the membership you will be using so your account manager can make best use of their time and target their communications to you. Please select which advertising options you wish to have. They are all included in the membership fee - there is absolutely nothing extra to pay!
I'll make use of every advertising opportunity available to meListing in all applicable sections of the VisitBude WebsiteLeaflets on the wall in the Bude Tourist Information CentreListing in VisitBude printed publication/sPromotion by staff in the Bude Tourist Information CentreEvent listings on the VisitBude Events PageEvent posters on the TIC window

VisitBude Publications/Guidebooks

We produce various publications. Your membership fee includes entry into one of the publications, with a small additional fee to be included in additional publications. We print each publication in batches of 1,000 - 2,000. This means you'll be able to make changes to your information throughout the year and be included in all future print runs intended for distribution in 2020.

Please select which publications you wish to be advertised in.
VISIT & PLAY: Places to Visit, Activities and Things to DoLOWER WHARF & HARBOUR GUIDEEAT: Food & DrinkBUDE CANAL & COAST PATH: Circular WalkSTRATTON TOWN TRAILBUDE MAP

Business Address

The postal address of the business. Please let us know if the postcode for SatNav is different.

Admin Name

The manager or owner of the business who we should use as the primary contact. Your account manager will liaise with this person throughout the year. This name will not be published.

Admin Address

The postal address for administration/invoices. This address will not be published.

Admin Email

The email address for the manager or owner of the business that we should use as the primary contact. Your account manager will liaise via this email address throughout the year This email address will not be published.

Business Website

The website which will be given to visitors and we'll use the information (text and images) on it to create your pages on our website and take images.
Enter N/A if not available - you'll need to send us lots of text and images separately.

Booking Email

The email address which will be given to visitors to make enquiries.

Business Phone

The phone number which visitors should use to make an enquiry.

Travel Time

Please select the travel time from Bude town centre to your business.
In Bude town centreWithin 30 minutesWithin 1 hourWithin 90 mins

Directory Text

This is the text that people will read and it will influence their decision to visit!
Directory Listing - Character count max 275


0

Visitor Facilities

Please select the facilities applicable to your business.
Wet WeatherAccessibleDog FriendlyFamily FunAnimalsHeritageArts & CraftsToursTheme ParkCafe/restaurantEquipment ProvidedEquipment available to hireGroups welcomeLocation accessible by bus from Bude

Do you serve food?

Please select all that apply or N/A
N/AAl fresco/outdoorVegetarianVeganGluten freeTake-awayAccessible - for limited mobilityAccessible - for wheelchair usersFully accessible WCChildren's menuGreat cream teasDogs welcome insideSunday roast (plated)Sunday carveryFresh FishGreat PastySteaksLocal producePizzaFine diningCasual eatingSet menuOpen for breakfastOpen for lunchOpen for evening meal

Meal Prices

Looking at the average, what is the cost for a breakfast. Select N/A if not applicable.
N/A<£7.50£7.50 - £10£10 - £15£15-20>£20

Looking at the average, what is the cost for a lunch. Select N/A if not applicable.
N/A<£7.50£7.50 - £10£10 - £15£15-20>£20

Looking at the average, what is the cost for a dinner. Select N/A if not applicable.
N/A<£7.50£7.50 - £10£10 - £15£15-20£20-£25>£25

Opening Months

Please select the months you are open.
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Opening Month Information

You may open/close at part-way through a month certain times of the year. Please use this box to give us more information.

Standard 2020 Admission Prices

We've found that visitors want to know prices in advance. Therefore, if you charge and admission or participation fee, we need to know. We publish 'Standard Pay On The Door Price for Concessions, Adult, Child, Infant, Family 1 Adult + 2 Children, Family 2 Adults + 2 Children. Let us know if discounted rates are available for advance/online booking.
Enter N/A if not available.

Duration of visit

How long should visitors allow for their visit?.
Not applicable<1 hour1-2 hours2-3 hours3-4 hours4-5 hoursAll day

Subject to available space, would you like to purchase space in a guide to include an advert (press-ready files will be needed)

Subject to availability, would you like to purchase A Board advertising (price includes printing of the posters from press-ready files)? Space is very limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Single SidedDouble SidedNot Required

Would you like us to distribute discount vouchers from the Bude Tourist Information Centre?

YesNo

I understand that a directory listing in the guide, listings on the VisitBude website and promotion within the Bude Tourist Information Centre is all included in the membership package. Listings in additional publications, .pdf adverts and A Board adverts are subject to an additional fee. I understand that some/all of the information collected will be used to create a directory listing and for general information within the publication. It may be necessary for Bude TIC to alter the text description to fit the 'style' of the publication and if the length is too long or too short.

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