We have a core team who are all born & bred in North Yorkshire, going to school at Poppleton Road Junior School (Academy now) and then Nunthorpe Grammar School (or Millthorpe as it is today). North Yorkshire is in their blood and the promotion of North Yorkshire, in particular its tourism industry, is their passion.
With over 10 years' experience working with and supporting other tourism organisations and individual tourism-related businesses, they have a good, sound grasp of the challenges faced in the industry.
Big is definitely not better in their opinion. Large organisations rarely have the time or focus for individual businesses and they feel that what North Yorkshire tourism really needs is a dedicated organisation that is based in North Yorkshire, working for North Yorkshire and only North Yorkshire.
So what of our organisation? What is Visiting North Yorkshire all about?
We aim to be the première resource for visitors to our amazing County. To grow our membership of North Yorkshire tourism-related businesses and to promote North Yorkshire, from North Yorkshire, for North Yorkshire!
We feel the time is right for change and we are offering a great opportunity to focus solely on North Yorkshire as a Tourism Destination. Visiting North Yorkshire (VNY) will work tirelessly to promote its members and the region, across social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with regular shout outs for our members, the website which will integrate interactive maps and with the national and global media.
We want to see North Yorkshire as the leading tourist destination in the United Kingdom.
Membership comes with a modest joining fee.
Visiting North Yorkshire is committed to building a direct relationship with each of our members - working with you, as well as for you, to ensure your membership of VNY gives true value for money. We strive hard to ensure that we prove on a daily basis that, for example, the tiniest B&B in Stokesly, Thwaite, Ingleton, Hetton or Skipwith is as important as the largest hotel, attraction or restaurant in York, Harrogate, Ripon or Thirsk. Nobody is more important as anybody else.
There are no hidden extras with membership of Visiting North Yorkshire, everything we do is included in your annual membership fee. You get a full-page listing on our website. Unlike some websites, with Visiting North Yorkshire you have a full page which features no other member information. The page is entirely yours, with no limit on how much text you have, no limit on pictures, with links to all your social media feeds should you have them. If you run any offers then let us know - we'll promote them at no extra charge.
We care about your business and we care about North Yorkshire - join us and work together to make it a success!
Frequently Asked Questions
For those either currently visiting or intending to visit, we aim to be an excellent resource, with detailed listings for accommodation, places to eat and drink and things to see and do. We don't leave it there - whilst on holiday you could need a dentist, doctor, vet or optician. We offer details of where to find some of these too. In addition we provide weather information, transport options and even places you can recharge an electric vehicle.
The team behind Visiting North Yorkshire has 8 years experience promoting tourism in North Yorkshire, designing and maintaining dynamic websites, running successful and influential social media channels and producing & distributing quality tourism guides. In addition to this they have 25 years experience in the IT industry, giving them a complete sphere of expertise in online working - not only are they extremely proficient with "front end" technology that engages with the customer (websites, social media), but also the background infrastructure that supports and operates it. That expertise is available to draw on for Visiting North Yorkshire members, should they require technical advice or support.