Dear ERBID Partners,

I am pleased to report that we continue to make good progress and that the ERBID Company will be investing over £500k in 2017 promoting the English Riviera as a result of the ERBID being in place. 

As you are aware the key focus of the company is Destination Marketing, and 2017 has seen a range of projects, many of them new, being delivered as a result of increased partnership working.

The following updates are provided in this newsletter:

• Company Membership

• Election of New Directors

• Recent Destination Marketing Activities

• 2017 Visitor Trends

• New English Riviera Web Site - Is Your Business Ready? 

• New Commission Free Online Booking Options for 2018 

• 2018 English Riviera Destination Guide

• New English Riviera Pub Guide for 2018

• Minister's Visit/England’s Seafood Coast Update

• New Visitor Information Partnership Arrangements

• 2018 English Riviera Destination Marketing Plans

In addition, we have arranged FREE Google Digital Coaching sessions on Friday 22nd September (details will be forwarded shortly).

I sincerely hope that you find this latest ERBID Newsletter helpful. As you can see there is a lot happening and as a small team we are working hard to support ERBID partners and ensure the first year of the BID is a success.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

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Company Membership

Company Membership

and ERBID Board Elections

Company membership allows you to:

• vote in the ERBID Board Elections

• vote at ERBID AGM's

• stand as a candidate in the ERBID Board Elections

An application form to apply for Company Membership can be downloaded from this page and should be returned by Friday 29th September.

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Recent Destination Marketing Activity

Recent Destination Marketing Activity

Increased National Promotion of the official English Riviera Guide resulting in a 7% increase in guide requests compared to 2016 Read more...

Investment in a Last-Minute Summer Short Break Social Media Campaign lasting 6 weeks targeting families in the Midlands reaching over 400,000 people Read more...

Filming of two new TV Adverts targeting the over 55’s and under 35’s – with plans to show these on national TV in Spring 2018 Read more...

Commissioning of a major new Fully Mobile Responsive/Online Booking Destination web site Read more...

Preparation of a new ERBID Group Operators Directory – including over 60 ERBID partners to exhibit at the 2017 Group Leisure Show at the NEC in Birmingham on October 12th. Read more...

With the support of the ERBID Company will be attending the 149th annual TUC Congress which takes place at The Brighton Centre from the 10th -13th September, the largest annual meeting in the UK.

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2017 Visitor Trends and Last Minute Summer Marketing Campaign

2017 Visitor Trends and Last Minute Summer Marketing Campaign

The ERBID Board continues to monitor visitor trends carefully and our thanks go to those partners that take the time to complete the confidential monthly English Riviera Performance Survey.

2017 has certainly been a more challenging year, with a combination of national events back in June (election and terrorist attacks) negatively impacting what had been a fairly strong booking pattern …

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New Fully Mobile Responsive Website - is your business ready?

New Fully Mobile Responsive Website -
is your business ready?

The development of a new fully mobile responsive web site is a key project for the ERBID and is well underway.

The new site will offer all Accommodation Partners a new commission free booking platform as well as all businesses additional functionality to help maximise the promotion of their own business and all the English Riviera has to offer. Time …

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New Online Accommodation Booking Platform for 2018

New Online Accommodation Booking Platform for 2018

The launch of the new English Riviera web site will see the introduction of a NEW COMMISSION FREE Online Booking Platform operated by Guestlink.

This will replace the extranet and provide a new seamless connection that will pull through availability from selected third-party Property Management Systems including: FreetoBook and Queensborough. Polling availability from OTA’s (Booking.com, Late Rooms, Expedia) and Eviivo …

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2018 English Riviera Destination Guide - Book your Space NOW!

2018 English Riviera Destination Guide - Book your Space NOW!

Work is now underway to produce the 2018 English Riviera Destination Guide. The Advertising Rate Card has been circulated promoting Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Advertising Packages with prices held for 2018. Please note that the Booking Deadline is October 31st. Please contact angela@englishrivierabid.co.uk to book your space.

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New English Riviera Pub Guide to be Launched for 2018

New English Riviera Pub Guide to be Launched for 2018

A new English Riviera Pub Guide is planned by the ERBID Company for 2018 providing a FREE advertising opportunity for all levy paying pubs across the ERBID.

This new guide will be a printed guide and widely distributed across the resort listing each pub and the special facilities that they offer.

Read more.

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Tourism Minister visits the English Riviera

Tourism Minister visits the English Riviera

The England Seafood Coast and South West Coast Path Project Teams were delighted to meet with Tourism Minister, John Glen MP on the 14th August.  

One of the key purposes of his visit was to review the two Discover England Fund projects that are taking place in South Devon including England's Seafood Coast and South West Coast Path. A very …

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New Partnership Arrangements Result in Increased Opening Times At English Riviera Visitor Centre

New Partnership Arrangements Result in Increased Opening Times At English Riviera Visitor Centre

In order to maximise opening times and provide seven day opening during the high season, a new partnership is in place with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company regarding the operation of the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre (ERVIC) managed by the ERBID Company.

The ERVIC can see 500+ customers a day using this service at peak times. …

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2018 Destination Marketing Plans -
What Would You Like Included?

The ERBID will operate for 5 years and gives us all the opportunity to plan ahead and build on the momentum that is now taking place across the resort.

Complementing the successful core Destination Marketing activities including the Official English Riviera Guide and the Official Destination web site, will be a number of new activities with meetings already held regarding …

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