1. 1.5 million unique visitors annually to visityork.org2. Extensive SEO and marketing programme3. Double the number of Twitter followers in 12 months to over 8,0004. Over 1,000,000 consumer enewsletters sent per annum.5. Accommodation Bookings up 39.8% in the past 3 months and continuing to rise (against a national picture of a 6% downturn).
Fresh contemporary design and imageryIntuitive drop down menu giving easy access to content in a single click.Booking call to action weaved throughout the site. Explain this benefits not just accommodation providers....a booking means a visitor is coming to stay!Over 125,000 search engine optimised internal links.First UK destination to offer online rail ticket search in partnership with East CoastNew advertising opportunities on a pay per click or monthly basisBespoke feature pages to raise your business profile – such as Minster Revealed.Encourage all members to check their listings and pictures – and accommodation providers to update availability.
Visit York Tourism Conference 2012 - Gillian Cruddas' Presentation
Visitor Trends Accommodation Hotel room occupancy to the end of September is up 2% compared with 2011, now at 80%. Average room rates are up 1%, to £78.23 Conference day delegates up 1% 2012 2011 201080% £78.4080% £78.2079% £78.0079% £77.8078% £77.6078% £77.4077% Average Room Rates (to end Sep) Occupancy (to end Sep)
Visitor Trends Attractions 1.85 million visitors through the doors of the big eightattractions, to the end of September 2012. 7.6% lower than 2011 but equal to 2010. City centre footfall is 5% lower than last year. 2012 2011 2010 2000000 1950000 1900000 1850000 1800000 1750000 Visitor Numbers (to end Sep)
2013 Opportunities Tuck in. There’s Get your slice of the cake! plenty to go around... York Wrapped Up – Special Offers Romantic HeritageWebsite advertising & e-commerce Spring / Summer Campaign York Minster to Westminster Exhibitions York Pass Shop window to ½ million visitors Member Events Sponsorship
Thank you!Let’s work together to sharpenYork’s competitive edge......but let’s have some lunch first!@visityorkbiz #vyconference2012