Oswestry Borderland Tourism is the only organisation that exists solely to promote Oswestry in North West Shropshire and the Welsh Borderlands as a high quality visitor destination. We do that mainly by operating Oswestry Tourist Information Centre in the Visitor & Exhibition Centre, producing the brochure – Oswestry, what to see, do and where to stay – and designing, maintaining and promoting this web site www.oswestry-welshborders.org.uk. OBT also promotes Oswestry and the Borderlands with regular social media posts on Twitter and Facebook – @OswestryTourism. We liaise with other organisations such as Oswestry Town Council, Oswestry BID, Shropshire Tourism and Shropshire Council on all tourism related matters.
Oswestry Borderland Tourism iLtd. is a not for profit organisation and, with the help of our staff in the Tourist Information Centre, is managed by a board of members who volunteer their time to help promote Oswestry and The Borderlands.
For 2019 we will produce 35,000 copies of the brochure- Oswestry, what to see, do and where to stay, an increase of 5000 from 2018. This year 19,000 have gone to a national distribution company and the remainder are distributed locally throughout Oswestry Town and attractions and venues in the area.
This web site was re-launched in June 2016 with lots of new sections describing the area and more sections for accommodation providers including dog friendly and wedding venues. The web site is constantly being updated and members have the option to update their own pages. We also promote members via Facebook and Twitter especially any special events or special offers that they may offer.
Membership is £65 per year. Basic membership includes a line entry in the brochure and one page on the web site e.g. Hotel, restaurant, attractions etc. Enhanced memberships are also available with display adverts in the brochure, these have more entries on the web site.
In order to encourage smaller businesses to join us, for 2019 only we are offering a new members discount of £15 so membership is £50 instead of £65. The discount can be applied to display adverts in the 2019 brochure also.
Get in touch if you would like to be a member or have more queries about membership or read our OBT Members Information
Ready to join or renew your membership? Download the forms here.
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Lee Lucks – Chairman and Brochure co-ordinator
Karen Pringle – Tourism Officer