Member Testimonials & Video
Visit York works with over 700 businesses as part of its membership scheme. Here are just a few examples of ways in which our members have benefitted:
What our members say about Visit York
'Being part of an organisation that's fully focused on promoting the city for the benefit of providers like ourselves and for visitors is very beneficial .We attend a lot of the social and networking events organised by Visit York and really appreciate these opportunities. Like all membership organisations, you get out of it what you put in and we have built up a strong working relationship with the staff.'
Marco Gabbiadini, Owner, Bishops, Holgate Road, York
'As members of “Make it York” we feel part of the York business tourism community. The range of events co-ordinated by the team provide great networking opportunities and the chance to go behind the scenes of some of York's amazing attractions and to sample the best food and drink in the city. A huge thanks to the Make it York team.
Alcuin Lodge Guest House, York
'Having worked in the tourism industry nationally, I recognise that we should cherish and celebrate Visit York: there are very few other organisations in the country who are so helpful and professional, providing a huge diversity of campaign opportunities, expert staff, and access to an extensive audience network – for any budget. As a small business, we find the networking opportunities and up-to-date market insight invaluable, giving us a competitive edge in winning contracts, and providing the very best advice for our partners. Working in collaborative campaigns with Visit York, our clients have achieved significant increases in visitor numbers and spend. And whether you want to boost business or celebrate success, the Visit York team always have a good idea to help you out!'
Nicola Bexon, Pyper York, Associate Consultant
‘Being the headline sponsor for Shop & the City allowed us to work really closely with Visit York on all elements of this high profile on and offline campaign. We gained great coverage via both the Shopping Trails leaflet and the Shopping Passport, which generated a great PR story and had a fantastic uptake on our offer.’
Sally Gilbank, Marketing Manager, York Designer Outlet
‘We have had a great deal of interest in our Mulberry store in York thanks to the feature and advertising banner on the Visit York website. The banner is well placed and attention grabbing and the store gets many visits this way. We’re so pleased that we can support the York retail community through a good partnership with Visit York.’
Francesca Bernard, Marketing Executive, Mulberry
‘The Groups Desk at Visit York provides us with a fantastic opportunity to take bookings that otherwise may not come our way. The enquiries come through nearly every day for varying group sizes and lengths of stay.’
Tim & Fiona Winn, Managers, Wheatlands Lodge Hotel
‘As a long standing neighbourhood restaurant with luxury accommodation, we’ve benefitted greatly from Visit York publications and PR coverage. For the 16 years we’ve been members with Visit York, they’ve provided all the help we’ve ever needed and at the same time, we feel we’re supporting the city.’
Rosalind Hancox, Cafe Concerto & The Music House Apartment by York Minster
‘I have found the training courses organised by Visit York a great help. They cover such diverse topics that I feel I have gained a vast amount of knowledge and practical know how in a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend them.’
Matthew Greenwood, Exploring York
‘Advertising on the Visitor Centre screens is a fantastic communication tool for the National Railway Museum. It gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our museum to tourists and local residents.’
Dawn Theaker, Senior Marketing Executive, National Railway Museum
‘The York Pass continues to prove a useful mechanism for York Archaeological Trust to target visitors that would not normally visit its attractions.’
David Scott, Head of Marketing, York Archaeological Trust