Tracey Farmer, the owner of The Forest Coach House says:
Do you run a business in the area but you’re not a member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism? For me, being a member of Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism isn’t just about paying an annual fee ‘to get my accommodation printed in their annual guide.’ It’s about being part of a dedicated team who work incredibly hard to put the whole area of the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean (#Deanwye) firmly on the map, each of us in our own special way. It might be as simple as helping to actively promote the area on social media sharing special events, promotions, places to visit, things to do or it could be by helping to organise the regular meetings which are always held at different places in the area providing an opportunity to find out even more about what goes on in and around the beautiful Deanwye. It could be by helping to showcase the whole area at various conferences or providing sponsorship to help us grow or getting involved with the film and TV trails ‘Set Jetting in the #deanwye’ where we make the most of all of the local film set locations used in blockbuster films and TV drama.
If you have a business in the area whether it be in retail or as a service provider, or if you are an activity and/or accommodation provider then I would certainly recommend becoming a member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism. The regular meetings (every six weeks or so) are held in a different place each time, sometimes during the day and sometimes early evening to make them as accessible as possible for busy people. The meetings provide a great opportunity to network, to share customer leads and information, build relationships and discover things out about the area.
I am proud to be a member of such a hard-working team, just as I am proud to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles. Members working together create opportunities for all types of businesses in the area which then helps to make the whole of Deanwye one of the most visited, talked about and well-loved areas in the UK!’