Padstow Area Tourism and Business Forum (PATBF) is a member run organisation aimed at promoting tourism in Padstow and the surrounding area. This organisation was formed in 2009 with the amalgamation of Padstow Area Tourism Association (PATA) and Padstow Chamber of Commerce. It covers an area from Mawgan Porth in the South, to Port Isaac in the North and as far East as Bodmin. It represents all tourism related businesses in the area including hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, shops, tourism attractions and taxi firms. One of the main roles of PATBF is to run Padstow’s Tourist Information Office (TIC). Other roles include promoting member’s businesses though websites, publications and events.
If you are interested in becoming a member please download an application form from the links below. Our membership fees for 2016 can be viewed here: PATBF 2016 Membership Fees.
We require that all accommodation registered with us is inspected under the National Quality Inspection Scheme (NQIS) or under our own Approved Accommodation Scheme (Please contact Padstow TIC on 01841 533449 for details).
There are 2 recognised schemes for the NQIS:
Option 1. The AA or Quality in Tourism who will grade you and give you a star rating. For B&Bs/hotels this involves an overnight stay.
Option 2. The minimum common standards inspection which checks that you are green, clean and legal but does not give you a star rating. If opting for the minimum common standards please ensure that you use an NQIS registered inspector.
If you wish us to book your accommodation and send out your details in response to enquiries, we require that you choose Option 1 and have a full grading with star rating. With Option 1, you may also take out a paid advert in our holiday guide.
If you choose Option 2 you will only have a basic listing on the website with a link through to your own website. You will not have a full page record or an availability calendar. Online booking will not be available to you and you may only have a single line listing in our holiday guide.
Please download our Application Form: