For tourism businesses

We want to help you benefit from the National Park and help you provide an outstanding experience for your customers.

The information within these pages provides an introduction to the range of support and guidance we are able to provide local tourism businesses.

A number of years ago we worked with tourism businesses to identify what made the area distinctive and special and how businesses could use this information to benefit their business. As part of this, we created the Distinctly Dales handbook. Available here or in a paper form, it gives tips on how to “local distinctiveness” information to market your business.

In addition to the resources we can provide, we can also point you in the right direction for advice on applying for money from our Sustainable Development Fund and where to go information for planning advice.

We can also provide you with information on what you might need to consider when attracting certain markets.  Such as information on:

  • How to make your business cycle friendly
  • How to become a Dark Skies-friendly business
  • How your business can help support wildlife conservation
  • Going green and the things you might consider

The Yorkshire Dales National Park runs a number of events and workshops throughout the year aimed at tourism businesses. These give an opportunity to meet other businesses and talk about tourism initiatives in the area.

For information on upcoming events, see our Events for Tourism Businesses page.