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Information for local businesses

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The lead body for destination marketing and champion of the tourist industry in the Winchester district is the ‘Visit Winchester and the Heart of Hampshire Destination Management Partnership’ (DMP)

The DMP is a membership organisation supported by private sector and public sector involvement from Winchester City Council, Tourism South East, the South Downs National Park and tourism business in the Winchester District. The DMP aims to develop and maintain the successful provision of industry support and marketing opportunities for Winchester and the Hampshire area of the South Downs.

Destination Management Plan

Action Plan

Our Destination Management Plan was due to be reviewed and updated, however the COVID pandemic has delayed the process. However we are now in an opportunity to revise the plan with a heavy focus on recovery and we will be in touch with our plans for consultation with businesses in due course.

Training opportunities

Tourism South East offer some great training courses. What’s more, many of them are FREE to eligible businesses so now’s the time to get to grips with search engine optimisation or brush up on your upselling – visit Tourism South East’s training pages to find out more.

Thinking of starting a business

If you would like some advice on setting up a new tourism business in Winchester please contact our visitor information centre on 01962 840 500 or email and we will send you a starter pack.

Business Support Service

Winchester City Council offers support and advice to businesses located in the Winchester district. The service provides one to one business advice, training, networking and mentoring. For more information please visit the Winchester City Council website.

COVID-19: Advice for businesses

Information on the latest support being offered to businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Winchester City Council website here.