Joining Discover Glencoe

About Discover Glencoe

The Glencoe and Loch Leven Marketing Association (GLLMA) is an association of over 100 businesses in the Glencoe and Loch Leven area.

The association was one of the first of its kind in Scotland and was formed more than 30 years ago, and until recently, some of the founder members are still actively involved on the committee.

The purpose of the association is to collaboratively promote the area as a vibrant destination for holiday makers and to ensure Glencoe and the Loch Leven area remains as one of the “must see” destinations on any holiday to Scotland.

In 2010 GLLMA was rebranded as Discover Glencoe, the website was revamped and we took on the

services of Kirstie Grant, Source Tourism Solutions Ltd, who works towards keeping Discover Glencoe in the limelight. In December 2014 we launched our new website to ensure we retain our position as leader in the local marketing field.

GLLMA is an independent marketing association with no ties to Visit Scotland or any other grouping. It is the ideal place to meet local operators to share ideas and discuss any opportunities. We actively market the area saving you time and money from having to do it yourself.

What are the Benefits of Membership?

 

1 Discover Glencoe Website Since its launch in 2010 the website had received over 78,000 visitors (as at end January 2012), however as we have grown and improved the site has seen 220,000 visitors from February 2012 until the end of 2014, with the most popular pages being Stay, Do, Go, Late Availability & What’s On.    The site is well indexed on the search engines and appears on Google page 1 for several search terms such as “Glencoe Scotland”, “Accommodation Glencoe”, “Things to Do Glencoe”, “where to eat in Glencoe”

  • Your own page(s) on the website and the ability to make changes to text and photos.
  • Direct contact details and link to your own website if you have one.
  • Special Offer page where you can advertise one offer at a time.
  • Late Availability page where you can advertise your last minute availabilities.
  • What’s On page where you can advertise your events. Posters are also distributed.
2 Members email network B2BThis is a really simple, effective and successful email network among members.  It is used to share information e.g. upcoming events and special offers, but most significantly pass around enquiries for accommodation that cannot be satisfied. During 2014 the B2B network resulted in over 2000 bed nights being referred. That’s a huge number of opportunities which without the B2B would have been missed.
3 Discover Glencoe Activities MapThe Association produces a useful map of the local area. It focuses on activities and things to do, but also carries members adverts. 70,000 are produced and distributed – using Landmark distribution, local attractions and can be found further afield and all our members are kept stocked throughout the year.
4 Advertising & PR OpportunitiesDuring the course of the year marketing is carried out and you will be offered the opportunity to advertise in various publications. Kirstie Grant will contact members via B2B with options and prices.
5 CompetitionsDuring the course of the year competitions are run on the website.  Businesses are asked if they would like to offer a prize in the competition.   This gives a lot more coverage to the businesses who have offered prizes.
6 Facebook, Flickr, Google+ and TwitterPages are regularly updated and we keep visitors informed of what is going on in the area with social media playing an ever more important role in people’s busy media lives!
7 Lochaber Chamber of Commerce
Discover Glencoe are affiliate members of the Chamber of Commerce  who do a lot to promote the Lochaber area. Individual membership is also possible.
8 Information BoardsWe currently have Discover Glencoe Advertising Boards set up in Ballachulish and Tighphuirt Glencoe.   Further locations are being investigated. Kirstie Grant will contact members via the B2B with options and prices.
9 CommitteeThe GLLMA Committee meets several times a year. You would be most welcome to join the Committee and offer your services.
10 Member BenefitsAs a member of Discover Glencoe you will be eligible to join the Discover Glencoe Oil Syndicate. The syndicate works with a preferred supplier (reviewed annually) and seeks to deliver members a market leading price for domestic heating oil throughout the year. In addition we have also added a diesel fuel card and LEDHUT Ltd for special rates on LED lighting. Full details are in the Members Area of the new website.

 

Membership Fees

There is a £30.00 joining fee which is an administration cost for setting up your account, your template page on the Discover Glencoe website, inclusion on the B2B mailing list and to the Membership list.  This is a one off charge unless your membership lapses in which case there is a

£30.00 charge to reinstate your membership.

The annual subscription for membership runs from January to December each year with an invoice being issued in the previous November.  If a new member joins between September and December, they will be asked to pay the current subscription for that year but it will also cover the period up to the end of the following year.

Annual Subscription Rates 2016

Hotels and Inns£154.00 plus £3.00 per letting bedroom
Guest Houses£88.00 plus £3.00 per letting bedroom
Bed and Breakfasts 1-3 rooms£66.00 plus £3.00 per letting bedroom
Self Catering£110.00 plus £5.00 per unit
Caravans and Camping£110.00 plus £3.00 per unit
Hostels and Bunkhouses£77.00 plus 50p per bed to a max £25.00
Non accommodation members£66.00 to £110.00 depending on size of business
Additional Page on the Website£30.00
Discount for Multiple Businesses10%

What to do next

Please contact our Interim Membership Secretary, Helen Thompson, at gllma.secretary@gmail.com and she will get the ball rolling.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Glencoe and Loch Leven Marketing Association.

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