We are often asked “how can I take part and benefit from your Destination Marketing activities if I’m not an ERBID statutory levy payer?”
You may not be aware but in return for an annual Voluntary Contribution, your business can automatically receive many of the rights, access and privileges that ERBID statutory levy payers have including a free full page on the English Riviera’s official tourism website www.englishriviera.co.uk worth £250+VAT a year, free use of the Riviera Photos Image Library, have access to official Consumer Research, Visitor Trends and Data, take part in National Campaigns. The opportunities in partnership working are many.
Many businesses who are currently not ‘Eligible’ ERBID businesses recognise that their business benefits from the English Riviera’s £550 million Visitor Economy as a result of the vast supply chain that supports the Tourism and Hospitality sector. For example you may have a website design company, a food supply company or provide professional services in the form of Accountancy, Solicitors, Commercial Estate Agents supporting English Riviera Tourism Businesses.
How your Voluntary Contribution is calculated:
- If you are a tourism provider who has business rates below £3000, or no business rates, you will pay £150+vat a year to become a Voluntary Contributor
- If you do have business rates at £3000 or above you will pay the equivalent to 1.75%+vat of your business rates (or a minimum of £150+vat a year, whichever is the higher) to become a Voluntary Contributor
If you are interested in becoming a Voluntary Contributor please contact Carolyn Custerson, firstname.lastname@example.org, our Chief Executive to find out more about how we can work more closely together.