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  • We would absolutely recommend Kingfisher Visitor Guides!

    We would absolutely recommend Kingfisher Visitor Guides! We have been incredibly pleased with our page in the hardback publication. They are beautifully presented books and have been a fantastic way for us to engage with local tourism. As a family-run business it was great to have the support of the Kingfisher team all the way through the design process. This year we decided to opt in for the digital advertising too, as we felt this was a great platform to not only promote our business further but also have potential customers connect directly to our website. We look forward to collaborating with the Kingfisher team again next year!

    Joanne, VR World, County Galway
  • Delighted with the results from our digital package!

    I have worked with Kingfisher Visitor Guides for over six years now, but only in the print format which has always been very successful for my business. This year I decided to expand this to include the digital package and have been both surprised and delighted with the results! The digital package has increased traffic to our website and online purchases have increased, as did bookings to the workshops and footfall in the shop. Working with Kingfisher has always been very easy – they do an excellent job with the design element and create a visually striking advert for us that grabs the attention of readers. Advertising a business can be expensive and often it is difficult to determine if the money has been well spent, but with Kingfisher Visitor Guides’ campaigns the results are obvious. I would not hesitate to recommend Kingfisher Visitor Guides to any business.

    Claire Chapman, Owner, The Glamorous Owl, Newcastle
  • We have had many visitors and sales as a result of advertising with Kingfisher

    Kingfisher is a great group to work with – their publications are beautiful hardback books and the quality really stands out. They are always willing to help with artwork and advert design at the drop of a hat. We would definitely recommend that a business advertises with them. We have had many visitors and sales as a result of advertising with Kingfisher, giving us a great brand awareness helping us to reach out to visitors (local and far away). Five-star, professional service all round!

    Heidi Cowley, Business Director, Harley House Distillery, East Sussex
  • Fine customer service from Kingfisher Visitor Guides

    Fine customer service from Kingfisher Visitor Guides. In the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to advertise in their guide because it is an excellent product with easily a 12-month shelf life. The hardback book format is superior to other guides and the design is excellent with a good quality print process, great photography and well-researched information throughout.

    Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company, South Devon
  • We definitely receive bookings directly from each regional guide

    I started advertising in 2017 in ‘Welcome to Gloucestershire’ and because of the great response I receive from my advertising in the guide, together with the ongoing expansion of our business, I am now advertising successfully in 13 titles across the country. We offer a specialist luxury VIP car service to both the business and private sector, so these high-end guides are perfect for us to reach our affluent target audience every year. We definitely receive bookings directly from each regional guide, which is why we are very happy to continue our working relationship and look forward to appearing in more titles as we expand further.

    Jonathan Horrocks, Managing Director, Jonny-Rocks Chauffeurs, Gloucestershire
  • We can accurately measure the visitation generated by our advert, and it grows year on year

    Brighton Sea Life has advertised in the ‘Welcome to Brighton & Hove’ visitor guide for several years, and benefitted from increased visitation as a result. The quality of this Kingfisher publication compared to other bedroom browsers is far superior and as a result has a greater readership. Because we have a promotional discount code on our advert we can accurately measure the visitation generated, and it grows year on year consistently.

    Max Leviston, General Manager, Brighton SEA LIFE Centre
  • Due to the excellent response I’ve had, I would definitely recommend it

    This will be my third year advertising in ‘This is Edinburgh’, and due to the excellent response I’ve had, I would definitely recommend it. I have given up placing adverts in the newspapers as it has been a waste of time. During the Edinburgh Festival especially, in the past week I have got four lovely new customers who read my advert in ‘This is Edinburgh’ in their different hotel bedrooms. They all said that they would definitely be returning. Great to hear!

    Shireen Love, Marina Rinaldi Diffusion, Edinburgh
  • We had a lot of visitors to our shop following publication

    I have been delighted with our advert in ‘Welcome to Bristol’. We had a lot of visitors to our shop following publication of the book.

    Vicky Abel, B Delicious Beads, Bristol
  • We have had an excellent response from it

    Advertising in ‘This Is Edinburgh’ has been great for us. It’s a very classy publication and we’ll certainly keep advertising in it. Good job! We have had an excellent response from it and look forward to taking out the same 1/2 page package again.

    Danielle Wilson & Susanna Hand, Rockcandy Gallery, Edinburgh
  • We have seen a marked increase in both enquiries and bookings

    I would just like to thank you for your assistance in putting together our advert for the back cover of your ‘This is Liverpool’ publication. By advertising in this fantastic publication we have seen a marked increase in both enquiries and bookings following the advert placed with you.

    Danielle Connolly, Events & Marketing Executive, Land Rover Experience, Liverpool
  • It was a pleasure to see such visible results

    We got a great response to our advertisement in this excellent publication. After 17 years of often-ineffective advertising in various media, it was a pleasure to see such visible results.

    Claire Douglas, Argent Jewellery, Leeds
  • This avenue really does work for us

    We have been working with Kingfisher for six years. As the publication is placed in the nearby hotels, we feel that this avenue really does work for us. We frequently ask how people have heard of us and a good percentage is through the publication, especially at the weekends and over the summer period. It is the only form of advertising we use and we feel it is good value for money as the quality of the book produced is of a very high standard. I would recommend it to any outlet within the leisure/tourism sector.

    Gemma Wilson, Manager, St Pauls Gallery, Birmingham
  • For advertisers it's excellent value for money

    What a superb hardback guide to Oxford and the surrounding areas. A joy to look through. For advertisers it’s excellent value for money. Our advert looks absolutely amazing – we are thrilled to bits with it.

    Maura Buckland, Bekonscot Model Village, Oxford
  • 'This is Leeds' has been the best value-for-money publication we have been in

    Last year we advertised in ‘This is Leeds’ for the very first time. We mulled over it for some time as, being a small business, we need to be certain every penny is working for us. Within days of ‘This is Leeds’ being published, we saw customers coming in from the hotels. Also, they were the right type of customers and the advert quickly paid for itself. It’s tough deciding what to advertise in at the moment, but ‘This is Leeds’ has been the best value-for-money publication we have been in this year.

    Vicky Denby, Owner, Mummy & Little Me, Leeds
  • The revenue the advert brought in was ten times the cost of the outlay

    I closely monitor every enquiry we get and I was very pleased with the result of our ad in this quality publication. The revenue the advert brought in was ten times the cost of the outlay.

    Lee Cave, Dragon Adventure, Cardiff
  • We got an excellent response to our advert

    We got an excellent response to our advert – we had a significant number of customers who came to the restaurant after seeing our advert in the publication.

    Jenny Tamas, Simply Greek Restaurant, Newcastle
  • The response every year gets better and better

    For the last three editions, I have used your Newcastle-Gateshead visitor guide to increase awareness of my business. The response every year gets better and better. We receive many visitors from all over the country and many from overseas – we always ask where they found out about us and 99% say they have read the book in the hotel room where they are staying, or checked out the Kingfisher Visitor Guides website. The business this generates more than covers the cost of the advert and it is always a great investment. I would highly recommend using Kingfisher Visitor Guides to advertise any local business.

    Claire Chapman, Owner, The Glamorous Owl, Newcastle
  • Thanks to the guide, visitors have been flocking to see our wee corner of Galloway

    I am delighted with the new guide for Dumfries & Galloway. The area I know best is around the small harbour town of Kirkcudbright and thanks to the guide, visitors have been flocking to see our wee corner of Galloway. It’s also good value for money too.

    Jane B. Gibson, Professional Artist and Miniaturist, Cornerways Art, Dumfries and Galloway
  • We have had a significant increase of business from clients staying in the hotels

    I just wanted to say that since taking the full page advert out in ‘This is Edinburgh’ we have had a significant increase of business from clients staying in the hotels in Edinburgh. Marketing is always a difficult field, trying to find ones that work well, but I have to say this one is working well for JSB Executive Travel. We’re already looking forward to the season.

    Stephen Brown, JSB Executive Travel, Edinburgh
  • Kingfisher Visitor Guides are a fabulous way for any tourism related business to reach a wider audience

    I recommend Kingfisher Visitor Guides. The hardback publications are a beautiful collection of destinations and places to stay. I’m delighted with the way my business has been presented and happy to be included in the guide as it helps people engage with what is available in Scotland more easily. Kingfisher Visitor Guides are a fabulous way for any tourism related business to reach a wider audience and a great platform for helping a businesses grow and flourish, bringing more customers to the door. Many thanks from all the team at The Black Bull Inn, Moffat.

    Janie Seaton, Co-owner, The Black Bull Inn, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Many of our visitors come to the church having seen our advert in their hotel bedroom guide

    The ‘Welcome to Brighton & Hove’ publication works well for us, and many of our visitors come to the church having seen our advert in their hotel bedroom guide. We also have a copy of the publication in the church, and, judging by the interest shown in it, I’m sure visitors support the advertisers from the ideas they get on what to see and do.

    Delia Spink, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton
  • The book has directly linked us to the millions of tourists that visit Glasgow each year

    We are delighted to have been included in the ‘This is Glasgow’ publication for many years. The book has directly linked us to the millions of tourists that visit Glasgow each year who may have missed our shop due to its location. To advertise directly into the tourist market has without any doubt kept our business alive and therefore this very important publication has been a very welcome asset to our business. We want to thank Kingfisher Visitor Guides for allowing us to participate in this outstanding publication.

    Irene Birkett, Owner, Glickman’s, Glasgow
  • We have been extremely pleased with the amount of customers that have found our front door

    This will be my fifth year advertising in the ‘Welcome to Brighton & Hove’ publication and with such an amazing response from our advert I will continue to do so. I would highly recommend it. Although we live in a fast digital world right now where a vast amount of our bookings are coming via the internet from all different kinds of avenues the quality of this tactile publication as a reliable first port of call for travellers staying in the city is second to none. It oozes authenticity, individualism, exclusivity, professionalism and reliability. It is certainly a publication our customers have trusted to use. It’s aesthetically pleasing and very well put together. The editorial features bring interest too. With its hard back it very much feels like the publication that has all the inside important knowledge about the city. We have been extremely pleased with the amount of customers that have found our front door through picking up this fantastic publication.

    Nicola Kamala, Director, The House Restaurant, Brighton & Hove
  • I’ve had definite customer feedback from our advert in your publication

    As a retailer I’m always suspicious of print advertising because I never seem to know if it works or not. But I’ve had definite customer feedback from our advert in your publication. It is the ideal place to reach people who are only staying here for a few days.

    Jared Myland, OK Comics, Leeds

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