Useful Links for Businesses
Here are some links to useful websites that can provide you with specialist business support, latest information and guidance on all matters relating to Tourism:
VisitBritain plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.
Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)
Membership is open to Britain’s biggest and best known attractions who welcome over a million visitors per year.
The British Beer & Pub Association
Promotes the reputation of the UK brewing and pub industry.
British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions
Trade Association which represents the interests of owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK's commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and static attractions sector.
British Guild of Tourist Guides
The Guild is the national membership organisation for Blue badge guides across the UK.
BIAZA Guidelines for Zoos and Aquariums
The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland.
The Camping and Caravan Club (CCC)
The world's oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping, and with over 400,000 members.
The Caravan Club
Provide services and activities for 1 million caravan, motor caravan and trailer tent owners.
Heritage Railway Association
The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways, tramways and railway preservation groups within both the UK and Ireland.
Historic Houses Association
The HHA represents 1,500 privately owned historic houses, castles and gardens, helping private owners to maintain them.
HOSPA is a not for profit educationally focused Association helping hospitality’s finance, revenue management and IT professionals develop their careers and network, as well as keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments.
Institute of Hospitality
Professional body for managers and aspiring managers working in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.
The Institute of Guiding
The standard-setting body for Blue Badge tourist guide and the tourist guiding sector.
Institute of Travel & Tourism
Professional membership body for individuals employed in the travel and tourism industry, dedicated to developing and maintaining professional standards for the benefit of its members and the industry.
Lobbying body seeking to establish and maintain a favourable operating environment for all businesses involved in the delivery of tourism, particularly in England with membership comprising trade association and trade bodies.
Tourism Management Institute
Professional institute for people working within destinations.
The Federation of Small Businesses
Advice & guidance for the small businesses and the self employed.
The Professional Association for Self-Catering guidelines
The only association dedicated to lobbying on behalf of the professional self-catering sector throughout the UK.
UKHospitality (formerly BHA)
Represents the interests of the hospitality industry, identifying key issues and lobbying to influence policy making.