The Tamar Valley Tourism Association (TAVATA) was formed in 2001 to encourage and promote quality tourism in the area. It is a not-for-profit organisation and the membership includes all business with an interest in tourism.
We have strong links with the Tamar Valley AONB, neighbouring regional tourism associations and local government agencies, and so are able to feed back news to members about current initiatives, developments and events throughout the area on a regular basis.
Membership costs just £50 for a year from 1st January to 31st December and includes the following:
Inclusion in this comprehensive website, which was redeveloped in 2013/14, and which performs very well in the search engines. It can display the following information :
- up to 1500 characters of text describing your business
- up to ten images
- a link to your own website, Facebook page, Twitter account, Pinterest, Google+
- full contact details
- features and facilities
- awards and gradings
Joint Launceston TIC Membership
If you are also a member of Launceston Tourist Information Office, we are able to offer a combined, discounted membership of £85 for the two.
Members with an additional, related business operating at the same address (a hotel with a restaurant, for example), can take an extra website entry for the reduced rate of £20.
Members can login with a username and password to amend their own content. The site will also show website visits and clickthroughs to your own site, but this is still under development as the site has just been relaunched.
TAVATA also runs events for members throughout the year. These include workshops, networking meetings, meals out, guided tours, river cruises and many more. Members are also invited to the association's AGM every winter.