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Welcome To Gloucestershire

The visitgloucestershire Partnership (VGP) is Gloucestershire’s Destination Management Organisation and brings together Visitor Economy and Tourism Businesses to turn responsible sector ambition and good ideas into positive actions for Gloucestershire,  sharing best practice and facilitating collaboration amongst one of the county’s biggest industries.

For our partners we provide a non-competitive platform for leaders to share ideas, build relationships and work together on making the industry more responsible, however big or small, we provide access to valuable information and resources, allowing partners to drive their own responsible business agendas.

A shared, long-term travel and tourism vision that combines the ambitions and shared goals of Tourism Businesses. The partnerships provide current and neighbouring opportunities to integrate geographically linked organisations with a collaborative framework. 

Responsible Tourism is what we do to make tourism in Gloucestershire more sustainable with a cohesive and structured offering to the domestic and international travel markets.

visitgloucestershire provides all stakeholders including consumers, trade, attractions, accommodation providers, tour guides, retailers, restauranteurs, venues and any organisations that have a stake in Gloucestershire tourism with one overarching Destination Management Organisation.

tradegloucestershire

Doing business with Gloucestershire has never been so easy. You can reach out to our partners across the county to uncover everything that this great destination has to offer.

Partners can provide information on great experiences, suggest itineraries to help you plan your visit, provide transport and travel information, provide contacts for local tour guides and partner tourism information centres and help facilitate introductions to local tourism businesses for press and familiarisation trips and filming locations.

Severn Vale
Cheltenham

businessgloucestershire & meetgloucestershire

Partner Venues from across Gloucestershire unite to bring a simple and easy route to impartial venue-finding and booking services. For those organising meetings, conferences and other events we can offer a bespoke enquiry service with specially negotiated delegate rates for your attendees.

food&drinkgloucestershire

Food & Drink partners collaborate to protect Gloucestershire’s supply chain and ultimately work towards a sustainable future for this vital sector in our community.

A community of peer to peer support, collaboration, a way to coordinate logistics and an internal focus.

A virtual marketplace for residents and businesses to source from and for tourists to buy from to drive the economy from the bottom up.

Bourton On The Water
Slimbridge Wetlands

ruralgloucestershire

ruralgloucestershire as part of The visitgloucestershire Partnership aims to benefit ecotourism in our county’s rural communities, while preserving their environmental and cultural assets.

Agriculture and Forestry is preserved in Gloucestershire’s rich history and customs that keep our communities connected to work, life and celebration.

Focusing on encouraging visitors to actively participate in a rural lifestyle, on nature and on the exploration of indigenous populations and their respective culture and traditions. 

ruralgloucestershire brings together Food & Drink partners to collaborate and protect Gloucestershire’s heritage, the supply chain and ultimately work towards a sustainable future for this vital sector in our county.

educategloucestershire

Inspiring and preparing our people for the world of work & future proofing visitor economy & tourism sector employment. 

An inclusive Gloucestershire where everyone can find employment, is our mission for educategloucestershire.  

Together with educational partners, we collaborate to help train and upskill the current and future workforce in Gloucestershire, supporting an inclusive approach to sourcing candidates for vacancies.

Partners help our people develop the skills required by the tourism & leisure industry in order to find employment.

Before a young person leaves their educational setting or workplace programme we want them to have experienced what Gloucestershire has to offer.

Gloucester Docks
Gloucestershire

sustainablegloucestershire

The visitgloucestershire Partnership works with Gloucestershire’s tourism & leisure industry to promote environmental responsibility and sustainability. Visitors benefit from a sustainable approach to leisure & tourism through better links with local communities, a high-quality experience and a naturally built environment that is cared for.

Partners focus on becoming more sustainable and in turn contributing to the county’s overall sustainability, generating greater community support for tourism, achieving cost savings and creating new marketing opportunities.

wellbeinggloucestershire

Our Pledge

Visit Gloucestershire is committed to playing its part to promote mental wellbeing in Gloucestershire. We will do this by ensuring mental wellbeing is included in our decisions, policies and practices, as well as encouraging the use of evidence-based interventions to promote mental wellbeing in the Tourism Sector. We will work with our partners to promote the importance of addressing mental wellbeing, our partnership plays its part in the strategic growth of the county’s leisure & tourism sector and collaborating with our partners we commit to provide physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental health experiences that includes enjoyment to visitors and for those who live and work in the county.

Wellbeing Gloucestershire

Wye Ralley River

globalgloucestershire

globalgloucestershire is central to the way The visitgloucestershire Partnership does business with international markets.

Taking a bold approach to build long-term relationships with international connections, we are able to benefit and foster a sustainable future for the tourism sector as a whole in Gloucestershire.

Not only with established links but by forging new ties with emerging markets, Partners collaborate to raise awareness of the necessity to preserve the natural, social and cultural characteristics of Gloucestershire.

globalgloucestershire brings together a unique approach to include all divisions of the partnership – visitor economy, business, trade, education and food & drink.

digitalgloucestershire

What will Gloucestershire’s Leisure & Tourism look like in the future? Our digital partners collaborate to stay ahead of the trends and together provide Gloucestershire’s Leisure & Tourism Businesses with a vision for the future. The digital tourist can be inspired from a connected Gloucestershire with virtual experiences and digital tourism systems.

Cotswold Water Park

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