Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns is the official Destination Management Organisation for the area. Our role is to ensure that Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns is a leading destination for tourism, culture and business.
We are a not-for-profit partnership working together to boost the visitor economy and support businesses in promoting Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns far and wide as a great destination to visit.
Our website - visitbuckinghamshire.org - is the most visited tourism website in the county, providing ideas and inspiration on the best places to visit, stay, eat and drink, including a variety of events that take place across the region all year round.
Our tourism business community is as diverse as you would expect in a county built on ingenuity and entrepreneurialism. As well as being blessed with some of the most visited National Trust properties in the county, such as Cliveden, Stowe, Waddesdon Manor and Hughenden, attractions like Bekonscot Model Village, Silverstone and Go Ape create a fun-filled destination for all types of visitor.
The landscape is diverse, from canals and the River Thames to the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We also have a very strong food and drink offering, with an abundance of award-winning restaurants, farm shops, breweries, vineyards and gin distilleries. We are also well served with a variety of very good accommodation and transport providers, all working together with Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns.
Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns has been running as a Destination Management Organisation (DMO) since 2016. The DMO is hosted and managed by Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF), which acts as the Accountable Body, along with a partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and The Local Enterprise Partnership.
The Regional Tourism Steering Group
A steering group of valued representatives from our local visitor offer, as well as from Buckinghamshire Council. The role of the group is to create a strong partnership of businesses working together to implement the local tourism strategy to ensure Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns becomes a successful destination for tourism, culture and business.
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Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns interacts at a regional and national level with VisitEngland and VisitBritain.
Locally, we work alongside the Chilterns Conservation Board, Visit Chilterns, and the Chilterns Tourism Network. We are also actively involved in Buckinghamshire’s Culture Strategy framework.
We have a growing partnership of over 300 tourism businesses that have signed up to the visitbuckinghamshire.org website and are working collectively to attract local, national and international visitors.
There is plenty of business support and advice to your help your business, please call 01494 927130 or email BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com.
As a member you have access to expert advice and practical support to help you run a successful business.
Learn more about the tourism-related facts and figures in Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns.
Our aim is to help you grow your business and to provide you and your team with a range of additional skills which also improve the visitor experience. In partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First we have created a raft of support to help your business.
There are lots of other really useful and often free courses available for businesses, from customer care to business finance and marketing, on the Buckinghamshire Business First website.
Not only will your business benefit from being a member of Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns, you will also be joining a strong network of passionate businesses that are all investing in the area.
We have a range of membership packages to suit all budgets, including a free listing on our website, which is the top-performing and official website for Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns.
If you are looking for an enhanced profile, which includes promoting your events and offers online and inclusion in our marketing activity, becoming an invested member is the best option for you.
Furthermore, by becoming a member you will have access to our member newsletter, networking events, tourism and hospitality masterclasses, business advice, research and support tools. There will also be press and PR opportunities and familiarisation trips to capitalise on too.
Our Midsomer Tours were included in the Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns Group Travel leaflet. Midsomer is a huge draw for group travel organisers and this meant that we benefited from Visit Buckinghamshire’s involvement in the Group Travel Show at the NEC. The team are proactive, enthusiastic and committed and are great ambassadors for attractions in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area.Helen Johns - Thame Midsomer Tours
We would strongly recommend having a listing on the Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns website. When people from out of county or overseas are looking to come to Buckinghamshire, ‘Visit Bucks’ is a very obvious search to enter. Furthermore, not only is it a very easy website to find, it has lots of content and recommendations on a variety of topics, in addition to an active presence on social media. The team are amazing, extremely professional and helpful. I highly recommend working with Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns.Maura Buckland - Bekonscot Model Village
Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns supported us, not only with advice and direction, but also with promoting us to other members and the general public. We have shared stands with them at both the Group Travel Show at the NEC and Excursions at Alexandra Palace and on all occasions have benefited greatly from the contacts we made whilst exhibiting. As a heritage railway and registered charity, we have very limited funds, but we have found our liaison with Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns to be money well spent.Les Mott - Marketing Manager, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns has enabled us to be part of a wider community, supporting us to extend the hotel and spa through print and digital channels and allowing us to network with the local community for added cross-promotions with other venues in the area. Over the last 12 months we’ve also hosted many networking events in conjunction with the team, bringing hundreds of new faces through the doors, creating greater awareness of our brand, and adding many new followers to our social channels and contacts to our database. It’s always a pleasure to work with Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns.Gez Beatty - Marketing Manager, Danesfield House & Spa
Visit Buckinghamshire and The Chilterns have been very supportive of our partnership, providing opportunities for promoting seasonal events online and on social media, and pioneering group package ideas in the region that we could get involved with.Christie Lord - Head of Sales & Marketing, Hartwell House
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|Lucy’s background is sales & marketing in the travel industry, while you’ll often find her out & about with the dog in the fields of Buckinghamshire.
|Nicky was a BBC drama producer before retraining in digital marketing & social media management. She loves yoga and travel.