Business support


Invaluable information, advice and links for hospitality businesses in Dover, Deal and Sandwich and the surrounding area.

Whether you run a small bed & breakfast, a cafe, a visitor attraction or large hotel and restaurant, these pages will give you invaluable insights into the tourism industry, guidance on available funding and support, advice on promoting your business (including free listing on this website), and how to make your business more sustainable, inclusive and accessible. There is also information about working with the travel trade.

Read on...

  • Promote your business

    How to promote your hospitality business and reach a wider audience - advice and links.

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  • Planet-friendly business

    Information and advice on how to be a sustainable hospitality business in White Cliffs Country.

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  • Destination management

    Information on DDC's tourism strategy and the visitor economy, Visit Kent LVEP and other partners for businesses in the Dover district.

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  • Working with the travel trade

    Useful information and advice for hospitality businesses in the Dover district who want to work with the travel trade.

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  • Research & business resources

    The latest visitor surveys, economic impact models and business barometers for hospitality businesses in the Dover district.

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  • Financial support

    Links to sources of funding information and support for hospitality businesses in the Dover district.

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