We are a membership organisation run

by tourism businesses for tourism businesses.


We are independent of local authorities and government funding, and therefore can act in the legitimate interest of the tourism businesses we represent.

All our member businesses are local businesses including those working in accommodation, hospitality, attractions, adventure activities, retail, business tourism, and the promotion of active lifestyles. All of our financial support comes from our members. By joining the South Downs Tourism Partnership you can promote your own business and help to keep the South Downs up there amongst the world’s best tourism locations.

All members of the South Downs Tourism Partnership benefit from the following:

  • FREE basic listing on and further presence on the website dependent on membership level.
  • Access to a programme of free & subsidised training events aimed at the membership of the Tourism Partnership.
  • Special member rates for all of our premium advertising options.
  • Regular business e-newsletters to update you of stories affecting the South Downs and surrounding areas.
  • Social media channels to further promote your business.
  • The ability to promote any events, special offers and special breaks/menus via the Visit South Downs website free of charge.
  • Notification of our upcoming consumer and business to business marketing campaigns, with special member rates for inclusion.
  • Invitation to tourism business networking events.

Please bear with us whilst we develop our website. 

What area do we promote?

Our focus is on marketing the South Downs National Park, but we acknowledge that due to the protected landscape that the majority of visitors are based outside of the park & make day trips. Therefore we work with partners in the surrounding areas to promote the wider area. Below is a map of the National Park boundary & an approximate catchment area for the area we aim to build partnerships.