Become a Member
The Tamar Valley Tourism Association (TAVATA) was formed in 2001 to encourage and promote quality tourism in the area. It is a not-for-profit organisation and the membership includes all business with an interest in tourism.
We have strong links with the Tamar Valley AONB, regional tourism associations and local government agencies, and so are able to feed back news to members about current initiatives, developments and events throughout the area on a regular basis.
Membership costs just £45 for a year from January to January, and includes the following:
Inclusion in this comprehensive website, which was redeveloped in May 2007, and which has averaged 13,000 visits per month since January 2008, and performs very well in the search engines. It can display the following information :
- up to 1500 characters of text describing your business
- up to four images
- a link to your own website
- full contact details
- features and facilities
- random inclusion in the 'See Also' panels throughout the site
- monthly updates on your entry's viewing statistics
The fee also buys inclusion in one of our leaflets, where appropriate, which are distributed widely throughout the area, at all the Tourist Information Offices, most major attractions, and many accommodation providers.
Joint Launceston TIC Membership
If you are also a member of Launceston Tourist Information Office, we are able to offer a combined, discounted membership of £75 for the two.
Members with an additional, related business operating at the same address (a hotel with a restaurant, for example), can take an extra website entry for the reduced rate of £20.
Members have access to www.tavatamembers.co.uk which contains downloadable documents relevant to running a tourism related business, and reports on website performance.
"Since the launch of the new website we have noticed a steady increase in traffic from it to our own website, to the point where it is now one of the top referrers. This has resulted in twelve nights worth of bookings during the last 6 months, in comparison with nine nights over two years through the old site."
Rezare Farmhouse B&B
"My entry went live earlier this afternoon, and I have just taken a call at 7.15 pm from a lady who has booked the room for 3 nights in early August! Can't get a much faster result than that !"
Welcome Tree B&B
"I've been analysing our figures for our first 8 months of trading as a B&B, and almost 40% of our business derived from TaVaTa. In contrast we have received NO bookings at all through VisitBritain."
Bridge House B&B
If you wish to join the Tamar Valley Tourism Association you can either download and print the form below, or follow the link to the online registration form.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please feel free to contact us.