Membership FAQs

Here’s some of the most commonly asked questions we’ve received from potential members. If you can’t find what you need here, then email us to ask your own question:

What is membership?

Membership provides businesses with a suite of marketing opportunities and benefits designed to help businesses better reach a visitor audience, with specially designed marketing and business engagement programmes to assist in maximising opportunities within the business and leisure tourism industry. Your membership of Visit Bristol goes directly into supporting the work undertaken to promote and develop Bristol as a visitor destination, both for leisure and business.

What is the difference between Destination Bristol and Visit Bristol?

Destination Bristol is the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Bristol and the surrounding region. It acts as an umbrella organisation for many of its brands such as VisitBristol, MeetBristol and three business improvement districts. So, in essence we are the same company but do ask if you have any specific questions on this.

What are the benefits of membership?

You can view all the benefits of the different membership levels here.

What is the difference between bronze, silver and gold membership?

Bronze is the basic level of membership for micro businesses. Silver is the standard level of membership for those interested in general leisure marketing opportunities, including group business. Gold is for those wanting to focus on both the leisure and business tourism market, especially in developing opportunities with the business events, conference and meeting market.

How much will it cost me?

Having reviewed a number of tourism membership models across the UK, we’ve produced a model which allows members to access a range of benefits depending on the needs of their business. Full details of membership fees can be found here.

How long does membership last for?

It is an annual membership and starts the day you join for 12 months.

How do I sign up for membership?

To apply for membership, please complete this short form and then one of the membership team will be in touch within 48 hours.

How do I pay for my membership?

You can pay via card, invoice (30 day payment terms) or via direct debit for no extra cost.

Do you offer any discounts for charities?

Yes we do, please get in touch to discuss this.

Do you organise any events for your members?

Yes, we run a range of events throughout the year exclusively for our members. You can view our current member event calendar here.

I am interested in promoting a one-off event/offer. Do you offer any additional digital advertising?

Absolutely. We are delighted to offer a range of digital opportunities across VisitBristol, our social channels and our newsletters. You can view the options here. Members receive a preferential rate on all additional advertising too. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions on this or would like to consider a package consisting of numerous digital options.

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