Member Directory

Member Directory

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Marketing Manchester

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting the City on a national and international stage. We aim to develop the Manchester city-region into a leading leisure, learning and business destination for domestic and international visitors, enhance the national and international reputation of the city-region and promote sustainable economic development and growth. Visit Manchester is the tourist board for the city-region and is a division of Marketing Manchester.

National Caravan Council

The NCC was setup over 70 years ago (1939) as the UK trade body representing the collective interests of the tourer, motorhome, holiday home and park home sectors. Whilst the roots of the industry lie in the early half of the nineteenth century it has developed significantly and now has a turnover approaching £6 billion per annum, employs in excess of 100,000 people and serves over 1.7 million caravanners and motorhomers. We are a not for profit membership organisation and unique in that we represent all those within the supply chain.

National Coastal Tourism Academy

The National Coastal Tourism Academy is the leading organisation on Coastal Tourism in England. We understand coastal issues, opportunities for growth and how to overcome the challenges that are exaggerated on the coast. Specifically the NCTA exists to: 1. Support the tourism industry 2. Bridging gaps in coastal tourism research 3. Share lessons learnt and best practice 4. Undertake development projects to make change happen 5. Vision, leadership and advocacy for coast The NCTA are currently leading on delivery of the England's Coast Discover England Fund project, which is working with over 30 DMOs to grow the number of international visitors to the English Coast. The NCTA also leads on coordinating and delivering the Vision for Coastal Tourism.

National Trust

Formed in 1895, due to concerns about the impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, the National Trust was set up to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.

New Forest Tourism

New Forest Tourism was formed in 1989 to work in partnership with New Forest District Council to promote the New Forest as a quality year-round holiday and business destination. Today, NFTA works closely with both New Forest District Council, the National Park Authority and Forestry Commission to both promote and market the New Forest as one of the premier tourism destinations within the UK.

Outdoor Industries Association

The OIA is the trade body for manufacturers, retailers, outdoor centres and other organisations that provide products and services for the outdoor leisure pursuits market in the UK. Our objective is to help to grow our industry for the benefit of all, and encourage more people to explore the outdoors, responsibly. We provide our members with accurate and useful market intelligence; set standards in training and encourage careers in the outdoors, lobby on issues and legislation that impact our sector and collaborate with organisations to establish practical and commercial sustainability best practice models for outdoor businesses.


The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) has been established to focus entirely on supporting the sector in getting a better deal on taxation and regulation for its Members. The team involved have years of experience at lobbying on behalf of self-catering. PASC has brought together an influential Board, and has raised some initial funding to create the website, membership package and strategic support. We lobby for a better all-round deal for our sector, be that taxation or regulation. Our key areas of focus are: ​ Business Rates Tourism VAT De-Regulation Inheritance Tax

Premier Cottages

Premier Cottages is a membership cooperative with some 250 members that brings together nearly 1000 luxury 4 and 5* self-catering properties across the UK for the purpose of jointly marketing our properties. Quality and commitment to excellence are the principal criteria for membership, and our properties are all inspected annually by the relevant tourist board (VisitEngland, VisitWales, VisitScotland and VisitIreland). Premier Cottages works closely with industry bodies to uphold the quality imperative and lobby government on behalf of the accommodation sector.

Resort Development Association

RDO (Resort Development Organisation) is the trade association for vacation ownership across Europe, encompassing a number of usage types including timeshare, fractional interests, private residence clubs, condo hotels, destination clubs etc, all aimed at providing holidaymakers with quality holiday accommodation through various concepts of use. RDO members represent the best in European vacation ownership and are committed to high service standards and integrity. They are bound by a code of conduct and an independent arbitration scheme, providing levels of protection beyond those required by law.

South West Tourism Alliance

The South West Tourism Alliance was formed to fill part of the gap left by the demise of the regional tourist board, South West Tourism. It covers the South West of England and is run by a volunteer Management Committee. We have ensured that the following services remain available, on a business to business basis for the region: ? Research and data ? Green Tourism support ? The Regional Excellence Awards ? Tourism specific training. Membership is broad, and there are two types of Member. The first are Membership groups that operate in the visitor economy in the South West. The British Hospitality Association SW, National Trust SW and Bed & Breakfast Association SW are good examples. The second group are Commercial Members, these might not have Members but operate in the visitor economy in the South West. Examples of these would be The Arts Council, City, County Councils and Universities, as well as marketing and consultancy companies focussed on this sector. The ?Visits?, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset etc are also well represented. There are now over one hundred Members covering all aspects of the visitor economy in this region. Membership is free, and activities and meetings are funded by sponsorship and fund-raising dinners. The principal lobbying activities undertaken by the South West Tourism Alliance are as follows: ? A collective voice for the South West ? Better road and rail connections to the South West ? Improved broadband connections ? Cutting the rate of VAT for accommodation ? Supporting the Red tape challenge ? Supporting change to counter the ?Gove effect? on tourism businesses in the South West.