Membership Benefits

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AITC Membership Benefits

Becoming a member of AITC unlocks access to a variety of instant benefits. Please find the core benefits below. Additional benefits and explanation can be found in our membership pack. Still got questions? Please get in touch and our membership team will support you.

1. Exposure & Reach:

The Wild About Argyll website attracts over 277k unique visitors annually, enabling you to reach audiences outside the scope of your regular marketing activity.

2. Improve your digital presence:

Every member receives a professional Website Listing on WAA (see example), which is featured across the website in relevant categories.

3. Digital Marketing & SEO:

Opportunity to feature on the Wild About Argyll and Visit Oban websites (where applicable), blogs and social media, improving your digital presence through outbound links and referrals.

4. Direct Booking Integration:

Opportunity to be included in the direct accommodation booking functionality on Wild About Argyll website without paying third-party fees (where systems are compatible).

5. Increase your Event Sales:

AITC has partnered with The List (DataThistle), distributing your events across a range of partners across the UK. Our What's On section will support you in driving ticket sales.

6. Feature in Campaigns & Products:

Exclusive access to product development and funded campaigns such as the Taste of Place Trails. Taste of Place Trail campaign has reached over 3.4 million users to date!

7. Support & Leadership:

Opportunity to join members only networking events and access to region-specific data, trends and insights.

8. Skill Development:

Join our member-exclusive webinars and workshops to keep your skills up-to-date.

9. Networking:

Connect with others during our monthly networking events and the annual Argyll & Isles Tourism Summit.

10. Manageable Fees:

Memberships start at just £10.20 per month. Membership fees are depending on the size of your business.

Membership Categories

A Individual Businesses & Operators
B Destination & Sectoral Groups
C Suppliers
D Local Residents, Visitors & Community Groups

A. Individual Businesses & Operators

A1 £8.50 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£102 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate
  • Attractions with up to 5000 visitors per year
  • Theatres, Cinemas and small-scale individual
    events and festivals
  • Self-catering and accommodation providers with
    1 property/unit
  • Hotels and guest houses with up to 4 rooms
  • Touring caravan and camping sites with up to 20 pitches
  • Income generating visitor facing community clubs,
    charities and organisations
Join
A2 £24 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£288 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate
  • Attractions with 5,001-20,000 visitors per year
  • Individual activity provider
  • Individual restaurant, retailers, pubs and bars
  • Larger events and festivals (up to 1000 ticketed entries)
  • Self-catering accommodation providers with 2-5 properties
  • Hotels, guest houses, cruisers with 5-15 rooms
  • Touring caravan and camping sites with 21-100 pitches
  • Events venue
Join
A3 £48 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£576 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate
  • Attractions with 20,001-50,000 visitor per year
  • Self-catering accommodation providers with 5-20 properties
  • Hotels, guest houses, cruisers with 16-30 rooms
  • Corporate retail and restaurant groups
  • Marinas, leisure clubs, commercial golf courses
Join
A4 £60 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£720 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate
  • Attractions with 50,000 + visitors per year
  • Self-catering accommodation providers with 20+ properties/units
  • Hotels with 31+ rooms
Join
A5 £120 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£1,440 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate
  • Resorts
  • Multiple site operators
  • Holiday parks
Join

B. Destination & Sectoral Groups

B1 £48 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£576 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate

DMOS, MARKETING & TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
<50 Members

Join
B2 £80 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£960 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate

DMOs, MARKETING & TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
50+ Members

Join
B3 £96 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£1,152 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate

DMO WITH WAA MICRO-SITE
Membership includes annual website hosting –
micro site creation charged separately

Join
B4 £48 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£576 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate

ASSOCIATE SECTORAL & OTHER GROUPS
(e.g. Food from Argyll, CHArts)

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C. Suppliers

C1 £24 Monthly, Plus £25 Joining Fee (£288 annually) subject to VAT at the standard rate

ARGYLL BASED TRADERS/SUPPLIERS

For example:

  • Marketing, PR, research and design agencies
  • Events and entertainment and promotional agencies
  • Financial legal and insurance companies
  • Training and recruitment
  • Photographers
  • Computer/IT services and printers
  • Caterers, food and drink suppliers
  • Cleaning services
  • Transport operators
  • Accommodation booking agencies
Join
C2 Contact Us

NATIONAL TRADER/SUPPLIERS or STRATEGIC PARTNERS

We would be delighted to discuss the opportunity for you to be part of the strategic Destination Management Organisation for Argyll & the Isles with individually tailored benefits. For details, please contact info@wildaboutargyll.co.uk

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D. Local Residents, Visitors & Community Groups

D1 £60 or voluntary amount

FRIENDS OF AITC Non-income generating charities, community trusts and organisations plus individual local residents, ‘friends of AITC’

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Questions? Reach out to our Membership Executive to learn more about your membership with AITC.