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Welcome the World, with Visit Harrogate

Welcome the World, with Visit Harrogate

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One of the biggest sporting events of the year is coming, and in just 40 days Harrogate will welcome the World.

There are a number of ways tourism facing businesses can get involved or engage with visitors to the UCI Road World Championships in September, and we are working to ensure visitors are in contact with local businesses throughout their stay.  The activity being organised by Visit Harrogate is Free of Charge to businesses in the Harrogate District.

What's On - Bars and pubs, pop up venues and other ‘special event organisers’

We are working with Yorkshire 2019 and Harrogate Borough Council to provide a comprehensive What’s On guide for visitors over the Championships.

We are taking a very open interpretation to what is classed as an event during this time, it could be anything from Live TV showing the Races, cycling themed entertainment or a special menu for our international visitors to get a real taste of Yorkshire.

The What’s on Guide is linked from the Yorkshire 2019 website, the World Championship Harrogate Venue Guide and is hosted on our number 1 Google ranked website which has the strongest search engine authority for Harrogate related search terms.  We will also be promoting and publicising the list across Harrogate during the Championships on the streets of Harrogate.

Let the thousands of visitors who come to Harrogate for the first time find your event and your business. 

Add your World Championships events for free, via our UCI events webform.

Any questions, contact us.

Why Can't you load our events?

We are not the experts on your event, you are, and you know all the details needed to create a listing on our webpages which are receiving thousands of visits a day!  We can't fill in the detail and guess at things like attendence requirements, how long it last, when you open and close.  But we are here to help if you have questions and we will promoting the event hubs and key activities across Harrogate, and the wider district during the races and in the run up.

If you would like to get a bit more advice about how to best represent what you are doing for the championships please do get in touch.  If you would like to get involved and would like some suggestions, we can help with that too.

Accommodation

We know the rumour that Harrogate is full is not true, and we are working to connect prospective visitors and spectators to the event with the remaining room stock.  There are several reasons visitors may not be finding the remaining rooms. 

It maybe that you use a channel manager that can be integrated to the Visit Harrogate site, it maybe you do not use online booking, or that minimum stays or changeover day limitations are preventing your availability from matching user enquiries.  For event specific surges such as the World Champs dates become the dominant factor, but often visitors are willing to adapt their plans if they know there is accommodation available.

What we are doing

To help with this, the Visitor Information Centre in Harrogate is maintaining an availability list that covers the championships to allow one stop access for visitors. 

While we may give some extra focus to Visit Harrogate partners, this service is free for all accommodation in and around the Harrogate District.  You can contact the Harrogate Visitor Information Centre via their page on this site.

This service will also be used by the event organisers and signposted by the official event website, so please do get in touch to be included.

Pop-up Accommodation/campsites

LISTINGS FOR POP-UP ACCOMMODATION HAVE NOW CLOSED

Useful Links

Day by Day Road Closures

Yorkshire 2019 Website

Get in Touch

We are focusing our activities on the areas that will have the largest benefit, but welcome the chance to hear your thoughts of what we might be able to do, and will offer support where we can to any collaborative projects you may be developing.

You can get involved and use the Harrogate Welcomes the World logos to promote your events and there are Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and Ripon versions as well.  More info and downloads here.

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