The South Pennines Local Distinctiveness Handbook

We’ve produced a handbook full of practical tips and marketing advice for visitor-facing businesses in the South Pennines.  Copies are free and if you’d like to get your hands on one, please email

Warning - this booklet could change your business!

Warning – this booklet could change your business!

Tourism Knowhow

You might find these marketing ideas and “how to” advice useful.

Confused by all the red tape?

Keep up with the latest legislation affecting tourism. VisitEngland has lots of advice and support to help you – see their site here.

Support your shops

Download Totally Locally’s manifesto to encourage locals to support independent shops.

Research from VisitEngland

VisitEngland has just published research showing what factors act as motivations and barriers to domestic holidays and short breaks. It’s a quick read and gives some great insights for places like the South Pennines. Read this report & others here.

Yorkshire Regional Visitor Survey

The Yorkshire Regional Visitor Survey is one of the most extensive, robust tourism research surveys ever undertaken. It was conducted over a three year period with over 60,000 face to face interviews. Read the results of the Yorkshire Regional Visitor Survey.

Easy to be Green

‘Sustainable Tourism for Dummies’ is a good quick introduction. It’s filled with practical advice and ideas that you can easily implement – and it’s free to download.