Visitlakedistrict.com is the main visitor-facing website operated by Cumbria Tourism. With a reach of over 7 million page views a year, it is by far the largest and most wide-reaching online destination reference for the county of Cumbria and the official visitor guide for the area – the perfect place for visitors to find information when organising their holidays.
Every tourism business that joins Cumbria Tourism gets a listing on visitlakedistrict.com; which increases your online presence and helps your business stand out from the crowd.
Having your business featured on visitlakedistrict.com also unlocks many opportunities to increase online revenue. We have options for accommodation, attraction, experience and adventure activity providers to make their listings bookable, meaning you can generate sales directly through your listings.
There is also an option to provide gift vouchers through the site – a great way to further enhance your web presence and increase online sales.
Our research shows that bookable listings on Visitlakedistrict.com can achieve up to 2.5x more page views than non-bookable ones.
Find out more about the options available to make your listing on visitlakedistrict.com bookable.
Making the most of your listing
This handy ‘How To’ guide contains lots of useful information on content, descriptions and images for your listing and is intended to help you make the most of your presence on visitlakedistrict.com.
FAQs about listings
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about business listings on visitlakedistrict.com
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I am a new member and don’t currently have a listing on the website, what information do I need to give you and how?
Getting your business on the site is easy. Just complete the relevant online form below:
- Accommodation (e.g. B&B, Camping, Agencies, etc.)
- Activity Provider (e.g. Outdoor Activities, Tours, Health & Wellbeing, etc.)
- Attraction (e.g. Museum, Art Gallery, Cinema, etc.)
- Food & Drink (e.g. Restaurant, Café, Afternoon Tea, etc.)
- Shopping (e.g. Online Shops, Food & Drink Producers, Outdoor Store, etc.)
The information you supply us with will form the basis of your listing.
In many cases, one listing can cover everything your business does and will be featured in all relevant categories, pages and searches across the website.
In some cases, a business will have multiple products to promote. If this applies, you only need to fill in the main form once, giving us details of the main function of the business. We will then build your listing and contact you for details of the other parts of the business. Here are a couple of examples to illustrate:
Example 1 – Hotel with bookable accommodation, restaurant, spa, weddings and conference facilities
In the example above, complete your details for the accommodation part of your business, along with images to use on your main accommodation listing. Try and use the description text field to give as much information as possible about the property, types of room/unit available and the facilities, location and any other points of interest (we recommend at least 300 words if possible). Once we have built your main listing, we will notify you by email and include a link to your listing; along with a request for details and images to use on the additional listings for the restaurant, spa, weddings and conferences.
Example 2 – An outdoor activity provider with multiple activities in multiple locations
In this example, complete your details for the main function of your business, along with images to use on your main listing. Try and use the description text field to give as much information as possible about your business, background, people and main activity you offer, or your most popular activity (we recommend around 300 words if possible). Once we have built your main listing, we will notify you by email and include a link to your listing, along with a request for details and images to use on additional listings for the other activities you offer.
Can my business images feature anywhere else on the site?
We are always looking for stunning images and film to use across the website and in our destination marketing so if you have any good quality, hi-res images that you think would be suitable, please let us know.
How do I promote my event on visitlakedistrict.com?
The ‘What’s On’ section of visitlakedistrict.com is the go-to place to find out what is happening around the county and the great news is that you can add your event for free.
To add an event on Visitlakedistrict.com, all you need to do is upload the details using our easy online form. Don’t worry if you lose this link, you can find it at the bottom of the What’s On page on the website.
Please note if the event doesn’t have an image, it won’t be accepted on the website.
If you would like to speak to someone from the marketing team about event activity packages, email email@example.com
Full T&Cs for adding events to Visitlakedistrict.com can be found here.
Can I update my listing content myself?
The web team are always on hand to help you update your listing content, so if you would like to make any changes to your listings, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will work on the changes for you.