The Visit Somerset website was officially launched in April 2007 to promote Somerset and provide a range of quality information for visitors to the area, as well as offer new marketing opportunities for hundreds of tourism businesses.
The site now recieves some 600,000 visits a year and in August 2010 was re-launched with a new look design. Visit Somerset is funded and supported by the following local authorities and also recieves income from local tourism businesses via advertising opportunities.
The site is funded and supported by Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council, Mendip District Council, South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Sedgemoor District Council. West Somerset Council also provide support.
Originally, the website formed part of a wider Visit Somerset Project that ran for three years and was part funded by the partners highlighted above and by the South West Regional Development Agency. The Project's principal aim was to assist Somerset tourism businesses in maximising the potential of the internet and related ICT technologies. This included running seminars and carrying out 1-2-1 visits using internet specialists to help improve their online presence.
If you have any queries regarding the Visit Somerset please visit our Contact Us page.