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Working together with our Members to promote and grow Bath's tourism industry.Join Now
Visit Bath is the Destination Management Organisation for the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for the towns and villages which surround it.
Through the delivery of comprehensive marketing campaigns and major events we attract visitors from the UK and abroad, contributing to a local visitor economy worth over £430 million, which is growing around 3% every year.
By supporting our work, our Members, a network of around 700 local businesses, benefit from a range of marketing opportunities and share in our success as 100% of their membership fee is directed straight into promoting Bath as a premier visitor destination.
Bath will be in Tier 2, enabling most of the visitor economy to reopen with restrictions from 2nd December.Read more
The last week has been a bit of a whirlwind as we have had to quickly adjust to the new national lockdown, and its implications for the destination and for businesses...Read more
The West of England Mayor has welcomed Government funding of £10m to support arts and heritage organisations across the region.Read more
England’s Historic Cities which includes Bath has secured further investment from the Discover England Fund for their innovative England Originals project.Read more
With COVID-19 having altered Bath’s usual Christmas offering, we are pleased to announce that the city will be uniting across tourism, hospitality, retail and culture this year, with plans for a safe and welcoming festive programme of events dedicated to residents and visitors.Read more
On Tuesday 22nd September 2020, the Government issued updated guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, with several key dates from which rules will be applied.Read more
Read on for Government updates regarding coronavirus, including the launch of the NHS app, and priority actions for businesses.Read more
As part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, £300,000 of European Regional Development Funding has been released to support businesses.Read more
The Government has issued new guidance concerning social gatherings surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Over the past month we have welcomed several journalists and bloggers to Bath, resulting from collaboration with hotels' PR departments and our targeted media outreach work...Read more
Three businesses in and around Bath have been nominated this week as finalists in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020.Read more
As Bath emerges from COVID-19 lockdown, it is with sadness that Visit Bath have announced the permanent closure of Bath Visitor Information Centre...Read more
Following advice from Public Health with regard to COVID-19, Bath Christmas Market will regrettably not be able to take place in 2020...Read more
The boards of Destination Bristol and Visit Bath are proposing a new Destination Management Organisation (DMO) that can provide a full range of services to tourism businesses whilst actively maintaining the distinctive local consumer brands Visit Bath and Visit Bristol...Read more
VisitEngland have launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening...Read more
Bath Digital Festival is addressing the current digital skills shortage through the Bath Digital Skills Exchange Programme...Read more
This weekend, we are expecting an announcement from the Government about when we can expect our hospitality and visitor attraction sector, or at least some, to be able to open again...Read more
The webinars will provide you will practical insight and valuable information from within VisitBritain and VisitEngland, and across the wider travel industry...Read more
Local accommodation providers in and around Bath are working together to ensure that key workers, local residents and those visiting the city to see friends and family are supported...Read more
I appreciate that you are all dealing with an unprecedented situation at the moment, but wanted to drop a note to all Visit Bath Members and those working in and running tourism, hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in the Bath area...Read more
With the advent of cheap air travel, travelling abroad has never been easier. Holidaymakers and partygoers alike can jet off for long weekends away with ease, but in spite of the rise of low-cost flights, 77% of hen weekends still take place in the UK...Read more
The contribution of tourism to the UK economy was highlighted this week as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark the British Tourist Authority’s (BTA) 50th anniversary...Read more
It has been a busy start to 2020 at Visit Bath. Read on for Interim CEO Kathryn Davis' round-up of our recent activity...Read more
Bath Christmas Market were the recipients of the Gold award for Tourism Event/Festival of the Year at yesterday evening’s South West England Tourism Excellence Awards...Read more
We appreciate that information relating to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is changing regularly and wanted to be able to share and signpost information for businesses working in the tourism and hospitality industry...Read more
The finalists of the South West England Tourism Excellence Awards have been announced this week, selected from the winners of the county awards events that have taken place across the region over the past month...Read more
It has been a busy few weeks for the Visit Bath team. Read on for Interim CEO Kathryn Davis' round-up of our recent activity...Read more
Bath Christmas Market was in the spotlight last night, picking up the Gold award for Tourism Event/Festival of the Year at the 2019 Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards...Read more
Bath businesses and charities have come together to provide extra welcome in the city for shoppers with additional needs this Christmas...Read more
Bath and North East Somerset Council has developed a new employment hub, Achieve. The aim of Achieve is to integrate residents, support services and employers within Bath and North East Somerset, and boost local employment...Read more
From Monday 6th to Sunday 19th January 2020 inclusive, Thermae Bath Spa will close for planned maintenance and the refurbishment of various areas of the spa...Read more
VisitBritain and VisitEngland’s relaunched Business Advice Hub provides free resources to help England tourism businesses to grow...Read more
This World Food Day, we look at six initiatives in Bath that work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger...Read more
There are a few upcoming events for Visit Bath Members over the coming months, designed to help businesses develop new routes to market and reach new customers, as well as learn more about new developments in the tourism industry...Read more
It has been a busy few weeks for the Visit Bath team, who have attended a number of PR and Travel Trade events...Read more
In June, July and August, Visit Bath showcased Bath’s vibrant summer scene with our Summertime in Bath campaign...Read more
Visit Bath is delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO. Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism at Destination Bristol, has commenced a secondment to the organisation this week on an interim basis, until spring 2020...Read more
Launching in August 2019, Bath Focus is a bespoke new promotional service for arts and culture organisations across the city...Read more
Throughout April and May Visit Bath celebrated all things creative with our Independent Bath campaign...Read more
Visit Bath welcomed ten MICE buyers to the city this April, ahead of VisitBritain’s flagship MeetGB event...Read more
The first week of April saw the launch of Visit Bath’s new spring campaign, Independent Bath, which champions the myriad of makers, artisans and business owners in the city...Read more
Positioning Bath as the ideal city for celebration, Visit Bath's Love Bath campaign finished at the end of March after two months highlighting the many things there are to love about the city...Read more
Results of the Bath Christmas Market survey, commissioned by Visit Bath and conducted by The South West Research Company, show an uplift in visitors staying in the city for one night or more...
Positioning Bath as the UK’s top wellness and wellbeing destination, our Feel-Good Bath campaign ended on a high in mid-February, after ten days of events showcasing the city’s feel-good scene...Read more
Joining forces with Meet Bristol Convention Bureau, Visit Bath welcomed six event planners to the city this January...Read more
To support Feel-Good Bath, Visit Bath have collaborated with third-year students from Bath Spa University to produce eight short films for social media...Read more
Throughout October, Visit Bath celebrated all things foodie with our Feast in Bath campaign...Read more
In September, Visit Bath ran a campaign to celebrate the city’s heritage and promote its diverse range of attractions...Read more
Last week Visit Bath launched an exciting new food-focused directory, which will be a one-stop source for residents and visitors looking for inspiration and information on eating and drinking in Bath...
As the trees begin to turn and the evenings draw in, summer already feels like a distant memory. However, having ended the season on a high with the results of our Unexpected Bath campaign, we thought we’d look back at some highlights...Read more
Visit Bath has launched an exciting new campaign, Remarkable Bath...Read more
Visit Bath has released an exciting film which showcases the city in a new and surprising light...Read more
In recent months, our members have enjoyed some fantastic events. These have included exclusive familiarisation trips to a variety of local attractions...
Following the recent appointment of Craig Jenkins as Executive Chair of Visit Bath, we get to know a little more about what this Bath-based businessman has planned for the company...
Last week we were thrilled to read Fred Mawer’s fantastic article for the Telegraph online. Tying in with Unexpected Bath, the piece picks out ten more unusual reasons to visit the city this summer...
Visit Bath are delighted to announce a three-year partnership with Hotel Indigo Bath. Visit Bath’s annual festive event, Bath Christmas Market, will partner with the hotel...Read more
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website promoting Bath and the surrounding area...Read more
Visit Bath are pleased to bring to you advertising opportunities for the 2019 Official Bath Visitor Guide...Read more
Bath Christmas Market 2018 will run from Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 9th December inclusive. 2017's Bath Christmas Market saw the highest ever spend for the city...Read more
A new enquiry handling and booking service for Bath has been launched to boost MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Events) business to Bath and the surrounding area...Read more
Bath and Bristol were represented together as Two Cities One Trip, a joint initiative promoting the complementary cultural attractions of Bristol and Bath and their proximity to one another and Bristol Airport...Read more
Bath Bike Tours are always looking for reliable cycling tour guides to join their friendly team. They run two sessions daily.Find out more
Bath Balloons are always looking for enthusiastic, outgoing people with good communication skills to join their team of Ground Crew drivers. The role involves setting up and retrieving hot air balloons during the flying season, between March and October. Email to find out more.Find out more
Bath Pizza Co are looking for another pizza chef to join the team and help grow the business. This is a customer facing role where you'll be producing fantastic wood-fired pizza, serving customers and taking ownership of the whole customer experience including product, service and space. We're looking for friendly, ambitious people with a great attitude to join our team ahead of a busy year.Find out more
The country house hotel, sitting between Bath and Bristol, has a variety of roles on offer. You'll contribute to the smooth running of the hotel, and ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay. Check out their website for their current vacancies.Find out more
The four AA Red Star country house hotel have a number of exciting opportunities available. See their website for full details.Find out more
The modern Apex City of Bath Hotel is always on the look-out for enthusiastic and passionate people to provide a warm welcome to their guests. Head to their website to see their available vacancies.Find out more
Join the brilliant team at the prestigious five-star hotel, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, in the city centre. The ideal candidates will have excellent customer service, teamwork and team leading skills together with exceptional personal presentation standards.Find out more
Visit Bath completely understand and support our marketing objectives. They proactively seek out opportunities for us to increase mid-week business, and work hard to get our message out - it’s like having an extra member in our marketing team. They include us in the many press trips they arrange with members of international, national, travel and lifestyle press, which has resulted in several mentions of Thermae Bath Spa and The Gainsborough Bath Spa in target publications around the world; so far in 2018 this has included The Evening Standard and several travel and lifestyle social influencers such as Emma Walsh and Natalie Glaze. They’re also lovely people to work with.
Mary Stringer, Senior Press and Communications Executive
Working with Visit Bath has been a key factor in the success of our business. It has helped us to keep our brands relevant and in line with the city's destination marketing strategy while also enabling us to reach new audiences. Visit Bath's print and digital platforms have helped us break through the noise and ensure that we're constantly in front of our target market; they've been a fantastic team to work with.
Alex Peters, Group Marketing Manager
During my first year at Hiplets, an online short-let holiday accommodation booking agency, I have developed a valuable working relationship with the Visit Bath team. Very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly in their endeavours to assist, they have successfully promoted our properties in various marketing campaigns. Visit Bath also offers an incredibly diverse array of collaborative events for Visit Bath members in the local business community. These regular Visit Bath activities empower local independent businesses by creating community directed networking opportunities. Hiplets is pleased to be a member of this superb initiative.
Judith Scout, Sales and Marketing Manager