Join Now | Become a member of the SSDA


Join our growing network to be a part of a community, where you’ll receive ongoing support, the opportunity to learn and hear from industry experts and peers, reach audiences outside the scope of your regular marketing activity, gain access to specific data, trends, and insights allowing you to make better informed business decisions and much more.

Any business can join SSDA and start receiving immediate benefits, but more importantly, substantial long term benefits to your business and the region. Becoming a member doesn’t just benefit you or your business, it helps to develop and support the wider business community and the region as a whole. Read on to learn more about our different membership packages.

Core Membership Benefits 


  • A digital listing on Scotland Starts Here website and app
  • Entry in the travel trade directory*
  • Considered slot in webinars and relevant itineraries (based on availability)
  • Discounted trade training opportunities
  • Access to supplier discounts

*if travel trade ready


  • 25% discount on additional digital marketing activity
  • Opportunities to access additional marketing and social media packages
  • Use of South of Scotland brand toolkit and logo
  • Access to South of Scotland image library

Business Support & Networking

  • Access to the membership portal and knowledge hub
  • Access to executive summary of research, data and trend insights
  • Contact details of other members for peer-to-peer support
  • Search for new suppliers


  • Campaigning for sector recognition and investment
  • Direct representation to Government
  • Global representation at travel trade conferences and events
  • Keeping you informed with regular newsletters
  • Networking opportunities

Core Membership

Our entry level membership offer, this is a fantastic option for businesses interested in joining our community and promoting their business through our core listings.

Find out the benefits of our other levels