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If you are an accommodation provider and have 100% occupancy for 12 months of the year or you have a restaurant and full everyday, or you are a retailer and sell so much you cannot handle more business, also if you do not want to increase your profit levels by being able to increase your prices, and if you like spending a small fortune with glossy magazines advertising your business (that does not work) then this section of our website is
NOT FOR YOU
.

This section is for those 'business savvy people' who want to take advantage of our massive marketing power due to our 6500+ visitors per day and over 13.5 million hits per month to www.cotswolds.info - the largest Cotswolds Internet resource on the World Wide Web that truly delivers the business to YOUR DOOR.

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Good Marketing - Why are many of our Clients putting up their prices?


Simply because they now have the flexibility to be able to do so due to the amount of business they get via Cotswolds.Info.

"Demand outstrips supply - hence Price can go up"

"WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER"

More About Us - Let us convince You!

  • We are a Tourist Information Company based in Broadway and specialise in marketing the Cotswolds to the World. We are particularly clever at getting massive amounts of Internet traffic that benefits Cotswold businesses.

  • The website www.cotswolds.info Ranked No.1 on all leading search engines including Google, Yahoo, and BING for ‘cotswolds information’ and top of first page ranked for search terms such as 'cotswolds', ‘cotswolds accommodation’, ‘hotels in the cotswolds’, ‘cotswolds tourism’, ‘cotswolds b&b’, ‘cotswolds cottages’, ‘cotswolds england’, ‘cotswolds inns’, 'cotswold pubs', ‘cotswolds tourist information’, ‘cotswolds uk’ and many more too numerous to mention.

  • Our website is now achieving 6500 unique and targeted visitors per day and over 13.5 million hits per month from all corners of the World. We also operate both an ON-LINE and OFF-LINE Tourist Help Service.

  • Our website has been featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Japanese Television, ‘ Web Site Pick of the Week’ with Yahoo and featured in the Daily Telegraph.

  • We are a Cotswold based company marketing the Cotswold brand to a truly International Audience. Read About Us and read our latest Media Press Releases.

  • We want your Cotswold business to succeed and for you to get your fair share of the Tourists visiting our beautiful part of the world.

  • Increase YOUR business enquiry rate and be more profitable as a result.

Testimonials

The Lodge at Ilmington

Hi Richard,

Just checking that you will be sending an invoice for a further years inclusion on Cotswolds Info. I see expiry is due 16th May. Absolutley delighted with the response/bookings we are receiving through the website. Many thanks and best wishes.

Sue Bypass, Owner, 14 May 2014

The Plough Inn at Cold Aston near Bourton-on-the-Water

Thank you & just to let you know we are really impressed as had a number of bookings already through you!! Awesome response so quickly :)

Laura Avery, Owner, 26 July 2013

Applegarth Luxury Apartment

Hi Susan/Richard,

Thank you for the reminder, I have decided to withdraw the Apartment at Applegarth from all advertising and close the web site due to a commitment to sell the property in 2013.

There is no doubt that Cotswold Info was the best/most cost effective method of advertising. Should I consider a similar venture at a later date I would not hesitate to use your services again. Kind regards,

Bob Randall 7 May 2013

Gowers Close B&B

Dear Richard Pinder,

As I am just signing up for another year on your Cotswold Info website, I thought you
might like to know just how thrilled we have been with the amount of visitors from
Cotswold Info who have targeted our B and B.

The response has been almost overwhelming, and we have been passing on to other local
B& B's some of the many visitors we couldn't fit in. The forward bookings for this summer are afready pretty hectic, as I believe many Australians and Americans are coming over for the
Olympics, and then need a nice calm week or two in the Cotswolds, visiting gardens
and discovering Shakespeare's England.

We have had to re-thatch some of our house, so knowing that there are enough visitors to help finance it is very re-assuring.

Many thanks indeed.
With kind regards,

Judith Hitching 13 March 2012

Nolands Farm B&B, Warwick

Thank you for your lucrative website., it has brought me a lot of business.

Sue Hutsby, 15 February 2012

Absolute Touring, Oxford

Hi Richard,

Just paid your invoice for 2012 a couple of days ago: many thanks once more for all the leads.

We end December, nine months into our year, at +18% vs 2010/11, so have to be pretty pleased.

Martin Cowell, 27 December 2011

Gowers Close Bed & Breakfast

Hello Richard,

We've been using your site for a year now, and our turnover has doubled. Absolutely delighted with all the guests we've had, and judging by the remarks in our visitors book, they have all loved staying with us.

Judith & John, 25 April 2011

Gower House B&B at Winchcombe

Dear Richard,

After 28 years of doing B & B I have decided to throw in the towel and retire! So could you remove Gower House from your web site please. I would like to thank you for your help on creating my page on Cotswolds Info, it was the best bit of advertising I used in all those 28 years!

Regards, Sally Simmonds, 24 March 2011

The Lawns Bed & Breakfast at Bourton-on-the-Water

Thank you Richard - Well pleased with advertising with you.
I have highly recommended you to a couple of people.

Many thanks, Angela Davanzo, 27 August 2010

Holiday Cottage at Malmesbury

Dear Richard,

Just to let you know that I have just paid the Renewal Invoice online.

We've been really pleased with the traffic to our site from cotwolds.info over the last year. We only opened the cottage in June 2009, and we've achieved over 85% occupancy since then! Traffic to our website from yours is running at around 29%, with about 50% through the Google search and the rest, either smaller volume links, or direct (which tends to be mostly me editing the site!). The split from cotswolds.info is 17% from the normal accommodation pages and just over 12% from the partners page (which I guess is the hot deals link?). We see your site, therefore, as an important part of our marketing mix, particularly as it is the only paid-for advertising that we do (other than Visit England, which creates so little traffic that it doesn't show up in the top 10 traffic sources results, but we have to do it for the rating!).

All in all, we're very pleased! Your site is definitely worth it's weigh! We're fully booked until the end of October and have bookings in both November and December.

Thank you and keep up the good work!

Many thanks, Emma Harris, 27 July 2010


The Seagrave Arms near Broadway and Chipping Campden

I just wanted to thank you for your help in getting the newly launched Seagrave Arms on to your website. The minute we went "live" the enquiries started and we are now full for the next 3 weekends and we could have let the rooms 4 times over!

Also many thanks for your help with the new photos of the outside for the website. The whole exercise was carried out with speed and style and it was a pleasure to work with you.

Kind regards, Kevin Davies, The Seagrave Arms. July 2010


Nineveh Farm Bed and Breakfast, near Chipping Campden

'Cotswolds.Info has consistently outperformed other web sites in introducing visitors to my own web site - I can attribute over 30% of enquiries to Cotswolds.Info this month (June) and this figure is typical for the year.'

Mike Yardley - July 2009


Woodlands Guest House

Dear Richard, I should have sent you this e-mail weeks ago but I have been so busy, people are only too quick these days to complain but would like to say a big thank you, business at Woodlands has increased substantially since advertising on Cotswold Info web site. 

Amanda Kreisler - June 2009

A Happy Surfer

I would just like to thank you for an incredibly easy site to operate and for the wealth of information. It has to be one of the best tourist information sites I have used.

Lechartier - April 2009

Staddlestones B&B, Chipping Campden

I am happy to advertise with Cotswold.Info because its is always at the top of the listings on Google for B&B's in Chipping Campden, and therefore potential guests looking for accommodation do not have to look too far. Being 3rd on the listings hopefully gives my business a good chance of being noticed and therefore contacted. Within our first year of doing B&B we have been busy throughout the whole year -  Thank you.

Pauline Kirton - October 2008

The Inn at Fossebridge - Cotswold Hotel, Chedworth

Just a short note to say how delighted we are with Cotswold.Info website and the prospective business it has brought to us. The number of hits we have received from your efforts has been truly amazing and we just wanted to thank you for helping us re-establish this wonderful old inn to its former glory.

Robin Thompson CMPIR, Marketing Consultant, July 2008.


Pennylands Bed and Breakfast, Broadway

Just a short note to say thank you for your help and support during our first year at Pennylands and our first year of many advertising with Cotswolds Info.

It is refreshing to write in support of a genuine service and this is what I feel Cotswolds Info is……a service to the Cotswolds and those who visit the area.

Thank you once again - Chris and Lindsay, June 2008


Hawthorn House, Witney

I'd just like to say "thank you" for 2007. 

I puchased Hawthorn House in Feb 2007 and had never run a B&B before. The previous owners were advertising with sites that, when I looked into them were not user friendly and too complicated to use.  I therefore stopped advertising with the 4 sites at that time.  I looked into Cotswolds Info and as a "new user" of the internet, I  found this to be very easy to use and I could find my way around very quickly.  Also, by using a password I can update my "hot deals" immediately which I often do.  I can also check out how many "hits" I have had and how many e-mails.

Some advetising sites don't do this, nor can you accurately get feedback from callers, as to where they found your number etc.  I listened to friends and family and people who were not in the "trade" and I shouldn't have done. 

Not ALL advertising works, but I am glad to say that Cotswolds Info DOES work.  I shall be linking my web-site to Cotswolds.info also as it saves me the job of putting all tourist info on my site as well as me having to find out about different places to visit etc. 

I have always found Richard and his colleagues very helpful indeed and would recommend anyone in our area to advertise with Cotswolds.Info  They even put me in touch with someone who designed my web-site and who runs her own B&B therefore she knew what sorts of ideas work.  Again the service has been fantastic and I will be renewing my subscription again this year.

Thank you - Alison Smallman, January 2008


Richard Pinder and Cotswolds.info

Buscot Manor, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, opened in Autumn 2006, a Five star Gold Award assessed new business, with no established client base, having missed the summer 'season', with a limited advertising budget and a long winter ahead.

Due to the time of the year, we were unable to engage any advertising / marketing support from Visit Britain, Cotswold or Vale until 2007.

We contacted Richard Pinder at Cotswold.Info and we were not only offered immediate advertising access on his site, but he offered expert advice and a generous start-up deal which, at his suggestion, trialled inclusion in different 'sections' of Cotswold.info and from which we were able to monitor take up and advise future cost effective marketing.

Twelve months on, we have been extremely disappointed with the service and take-up from the 'official' tourist sites (which are by no means cheap). However, through Cotswolds.Info we have enjoyed from the outset, a constant take-up of guests not only from the UK, but from across Europe, America, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong etc. Business has been beyond our expectations.

We are writing this (voluntarily and unpaid ..... so perhaps we are not such good business people?) because we believe that Richard Pinder offers an exceptional site with:-
* exceptional potential customer access
* exceptional client service / marketing analysis
* exceptional value for money
If our advertising budget limited us to only one site, it would be Cotswolds.info
If you provide accommodation in the Cotswolds, quite simply, our experience and advice is that you should use this site.


Edward & Patricia Armsden  Buscot Manor 27 Sept. 2007


The Coach House B&B, France Lynch, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Dear Cotwolds info,

I have Canadian guests staying both teachers, who think your website was the best and most transparent and user friendly one they used…….Congratulations…….and they got me through it and are pleased with the result!!

Thanks so much, Libby Rolls - July 2007


Nolands Farm at Oxhill, Warwickshire

I have more hits via your website than any of the others that I advertise with. I am so pleased
I am on your pages. Thanks, Sue - April 2007



Corsham Field Farmhouse

Your website improves all the time. The topics are so varied and comprehensive and your enthusiasm communicates really well. We consult Cotswolds.Info for information regarding the Cotswolds area, excursions and local news for our own use as well as providing information for our guests.

The number of bookings generated through your website far surpasses any of our other advertisers. Thank you so much.

Julie Anne and Robert - Corsham Field Farmhouse - April 2007


Stow Cottages

Bob and I would like to thank you so much for the fantastic website you produced for our cottages, it really is the best thing that could of happened for us.

All our cottages have been fully booked this year thanks to you.
Merry Christmas and a healthy new year.


Yvonne Johnstone, December 2006


Old Farm B&B, Dorn Nr Moreton-in-Marsh

I have received a lot of guests via your site - loads of campers too (too many in fact - we may need to take that off next year as we only have 10 pitches and we got fed up of turning people away!).

Sarah Righton, December 2006


Hillcrest Holiday Cottage nr Minchinhampton

Having only started Holiday letting last year, I, misguidedly went through a large holiday company to advertise my property.They took a large commission.

I then found Cotswolds.info and thought I'd try give it a go... Advert and website later, I am now receiving so many booking enquiries that I am now confident to go with Cotswolds.info alone. 

But we could do with more properties for holiday letting in south Cotswolds- I have had to turn away loads of visitors! 

Tricia Barnett, website - www.hillcrest-cottage.co.uk


The Dial House Hotel - Bourton-on-the-Water
'My wife and I took over The Dial House in September 2001. At the time 30% of our enquiries came from the Internet. In the three years that we have been here this has increased to the current percentage of 85% and is still climbing. Cotswold.info provides us with a large percentage of those enquiries. As more and more people start to use the internet and with the increase in broadband usage this can only get better. Guidebooks have got a lot of work to do to continue to be an attractive form of advertising.'

Adrian Campbell-Howard
Proprietor - The Dial House Hotel, Bourton-on-the-Water
www.dialhousehotel.com

Website Visitor

"Would just like to say how helpful I found your website, it is the only one I have come across with a vast range of attractions to see in the area, and has meant I can plan an action packed holiday in the area. Thank You"


The Eight Bells Inn - Chipping Campden

"As an accommodation provider in Chipping Campden The Eight Bells Inn relies heavily on word of mouth recommendations, guide book affiliations and the Internet. We spent a lot of time on our website and now find over 75% of our business comes via the Internet. We are constantly bombarded with new Cotswold Website Providers wanting our business but have stayed only with Cotswolds Info. as we have found them an excellent provider with at least two enquiries per week generated via them. We intend to subscribe to Cotswold Info. for the foreseeable future."

Julie & Neil Hargreaves


Crown and Trumpet Inn - Broadway

"I find that using the Cotswold.info website allows myself to help, both my regular and potential clients, to keep up to date with the latest pictures, current events and information that will help them, hopefully, to decide to book either a room at The Crown & Trumpet Inn or try one of our Broadway Holiday Cottages".

Andrew Scott - Proprietor


Laverton Hill House - Village of Laverton

"We started Laverton Hill House B+B in January 2004, and since our start up, we have found the business generated by Cotswold.info to be very worthwhile. We are very pleased with the service that we receive, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them."

Edward Hammond - Owner

Burford House Hotel - Burford

"The internet now accounts for around 60% of our reservations. Cotswold.Info is a genuinely productive site for us and I am sure that this is due to the quality of the information on it, the presentation of this information and the fact that it is user friendly. At a time when large conglomerate type web-sites seem to be dominating the internet more and more it is good for we small independent hotels that Cotswold.Info is there."

Simon Henty
Burford House
www.burfordhouse.co.uk


Broad Oak Cottages - Stow-on-the-Wold

"It is a sign of an increasing trend that most of our bookings now come via the Internet, of which the majority book through our Cotswolds Info Link to the Cotswolds Guide. Clearer digital photos have replaced the old fashioned brochure and information is always up-to-date. It is a most efficient and productive way to advertise and give guests exactly the kind of cottage which suits them".

Mary Wilson
Owner - Broad Oak Cottages

Getting Listed - What we do and What you get

OUR SERVICE IS EXCLUSIVE, UNPARALLELED AND TRANSPARENT

WHAT WE DO



1. Give you a screen length advertisement at your chosen Cotswold location complete with hyperlink to your own website. Potential clients can also send you an e-mail enquiry direct from the Cotswolds.Info website if they wish to do so.

2. We take all necessary information from your website and you can be live on our site within seven days. On your satisfaction we will then send you an invoice for the agreed cost.

3. Your advertised listing is designed to reflect your own individual personality by using similar style and colours of your own website. No two advertisements are the same!

4. We operate a transparent service. We log all 'click thro's from your advertisement with us to your own web site. Importantly we give you your own password protected Private Page from where you can view the number of visitors we are referring to your own website (click thro's) on a daily basis and also you can upload directly to the Cotswolds.Info website your own Promotional 'Hot Deal' on those occasions of low business.

See how others are using our - Promotional Hot Deals Service.

We make the difference - Take up on renewal subscriptions
by our existing Clients is 99%


WHAT IS THE COST?



The cost of a standard advertised listing, for say a Bed and Breakfast, varies depending on your chosen geographical location and its popularity and could be in the order of between £100 to £235 exclusive of VAT for 12 months. We do offer additional forms of advertising to increase the profile of your business if required.

Our charge of £2.00 to £5.00 per week is excellent value for what you will get


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT



Normally you can expect to get between 500 to 3000 visitor referrals per year to your website from your advertisement with us; some of our advertisers are getting 5000+ over a 12 month period.

The conversion of your website visitors to paying guests depends on a number of factors including how presentable your website is. We should be regarded as your shop window to the World and our aim is to get people to enter your shop (website).

Benefit from our 6500 + daily visitors

WHAT WE ARE NOT



We are NOT a 'fly by night' Internet company offering you low cost advertising for ZERO business. You know - the ones that are not ranked with the leading search engines like Cotswolds.Info is. Their websites do not get many visitors so ensuring you will not either!

We are NOT cheaper than other websites offering to advertise your business but we are the best and our exclusive service cannot be beaten.

We are NOT based outside the Cotswolds - we live and work in the Cotswolds and specialise in the promotion of the Cotswolds brand.

Get your fair share of the Tourists visiting the Cotswolds and join us

Maximum Exposure Throughout Our
Website Using Ad-Boxes

If you want additional advertising exposure throughout the Cotswolds.Info website then AD-Boxes are the way to go. You will get 1000's of viewers per day looking at your AD-Box.

Your Ad-Box can be for a minimum period of twelve weeks and as long as you want. Don't forget this advertising is to a highly targeted audience that has already accessed the Cotswolds.Info website!!

Want more information - simply send us an e-mail with your details using the form below - ensure you give your website address - thank you. Or you can Text Chat now!





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