The Association

The Shaftesbury and District Tourism Association is a voluntary organisation aimed at the promotion of  Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas to the visitor.  The SDTA is over 50 years ago and started as a group  helping to advertise small accommodation providers (principally Bed and Breakfast  accommodation) in Shaftesbury and the surrounding area. Today the Association still has as its roots in Bed and Breakfast accommodation providers, but has grown to  include small Hotels, Self-Catering, Camp Sites and members from other groups and industries interested in the promotion of the area to the tourist.

The Shaftesbury and District Tourism Association produces publications to help the visitor,  including the  Where to Stay booklet.  The Shaftesbury and Gillingham welcome leaflet is published and 120,000 copies are distributed throughout the South West.   The Association works with other groups in the town helping with events such as local arts and crafts festivals.  We work closely with the Chamber of Commerce, the local town councils and the Tourist Information Centre.

If you run a B&B, thinking about running one or have a self catering accommodation then get in touch, Membership is only £70 per year which includes an advert on the Where to Stay section of the tourism website.  Your membership also gives you free membership of the B&B Association which gives all the information you need to run a B&B including all the legal requirements. Monthly newsletters are sent out to all members.

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