Membership of the Dorset Tourism Association

The Dorset Tourism Association (DTA) is a FREE membership organisation working with tourism businesses to improve the overall awareness, effectiveness and quality of tourism provision in Dorset.

The DTA work closely with a number of organisations including Visit Dorset, Visit Bournemouth and Poole, Best of Dorset, Dorset Food and Drink and a variety of Dorset Culture and Arts programmes. We welcome a wide variety of businesses which work not just directly with tourists but those supporting the industry as well such as media, PR, schools and colleges.

We hold a number of networking events each year and our Annual Conference is held in March. In order to attend these events and be a part of our Conference and workshops you will need to become a member.

Members of the DTA will benefit from invitations to these members only network events as well as notice of industry and tourism sector consultations. A DTA Action Plan, based on the Dorset Destination Management Plan is currently being developed and members will have the opportunity to engage with this for the first time in March 2018 at our annual conference in Poole.

To become a member of the Dorset Tourism Association please download a copy of the membership form and return to

Member benefits

Website (portal for information)

This is not a consumer facing website – but is an ‘umbrella’ website for Dorset tourism. To provide information on Dorset tourism trade matters to support the DTA to promote, market and develop tourism in Dorset. A key aim of the website is to signpost to other relevant websites including the Destination Management Organisations in Dorset as well as other organisations. To increase the levels of cross promotion between the existing websites to maximise business for Dorset.  It promotes credibility of the Dorset brand across various audience groups, not only pan Dorset but further afield. 

Annual conference for members

The first conference of the DTA took place on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at Kingtson Maurward College.

E-newsletter for members

Sign-up here to receive DTA members newsletter (with news, updates on key projects and advertising forthcoming events).

View recent newsletters (to be updated in the future)

Research & Market Analysis

Further content to follow.

Lobbying & Influencing

Further content to follow.

Grant Making & Funding

Further content to follow.

Working together across Dorset

Consumer websites:

Partner organisations & initiatives:

Visit England 

National Coastal Tourism Academy  

Dorset Growth Hub 



MEMO project, Portland


Bournemouth University Tourism school