Discover South Kesteven

Discover South Kesteven

As well as providing handy profiles of our historic market towns, InvestSK’s Discover South Kesteven website contains details of the art exhibitions, shows, festivals and cultural celebrations taking place and the many great places to visit, stay, eat, drink, shop and explore.

 

The website’s handy ‘Plan my trip’ feature makes it quick and easy for users to create a personalised itinerary to get the most out of their visits to South Kesteven.

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New visitor guide

Our new 64-page glossy guide has been launched to attract visitors from far and wide, while encouraging local people to re-discover what’s on their doorstep. It can be downloaded from the Discover South Kesteven website here and hard copies are available from the Visitor Information Centres in Grantham and Stamford, a new visitor area at Downtown Garden Centre, Wyndham Park Heritage Centre in Grantham and The Deepings’ Community Library.

Discover South Kesteven Membership Scheme

Delivered by InvestSK’s visitor economy team, a membership scheme has been launched to support businesses to benefit further from the increasing number of visitors to the district. Membership of Discover South Kesteven is on an annual renewal basis and offers a variety of member benefits, including:

  • Inclusion on the new Discover South Kesteven website, with images and links to their own sites
  • Unlimited entries in the discoversouthkesteven.com events diary
  • Subsidised advertising in the glossy new annual visitor guide available in both hard copy and electronic formats
  • Networking opportunities with other visitor economy businesses
  • Invitations to the annual Visitor Forum
  • A 6 weekly electronic newsletter with the latest visitor economy news and opportunities
  • Familiarisation trips to other local attractions
  • Literature distribution support – top up with local brochures
  • Brochures displayed on Discover South Kesteven’s exhibition trailer at regional events
  • Continued support by the Visitor Information Centres in Grantham and Stamford and a new visitor area at Downtown Garden Centre, Wyndham Park Heritage Centre in Grantham and The Deepings’ Community Library.

The scheme’s collaborative approach promises to help members engage a far wider market than would be possible through their own individual endeavours, by providing overarching marketing activity, proactive campaign planning and practical support.

Future initiatives to Boost Prosperity

To ensure the district’s visitor economy continues to go from strength to strength, InvestSK will build on these initiatives by:

  • Engaging with residents and those familiar with the district to remind them about all the great reasons to explore South Kesteven they know about – and some they may not!
  • Promoting South Kesteven as a great place to live and visit
  • Introducing e-commerce capability to the Discover South Kesteven website to enable accommodation and events to be booked online
  • Reviewing visitor signage and creating junction gateways on the A1
  • Developing walking and cycling routes across the district
  • Reviewing the Visitor Information Centres’ offer
  • Deepening social media engagement
  • Developing and increasing the number and variety of events
  • Securing funding from the private and public sectors (e.g. The Heritage Lottery Fund)
  • Creating a critical mass to attract visitors through joint campaigns with neighbouring regions (e.g. Rutland)

To find out more about becoming a member of our Discover South Kesteven scheme, please click here.

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