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About us

Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association was formed over 60 years ago to promote and support tourism in Broadstairs offering information and listings to visitors on accommodation, attractions, entertainment and hospitality.

We meet and work alongside other organisations and local government bodies to raise the profile of Broadstairs as a tourism destination and to ensure a high-quality experience for our visitors.

If your business is tourism-related, be it a restaurant, accommodation, bar or festival, you will benefit from joining the association. All members are given a listing on this web site, linked back to your site, providing a great marketing opportunity. Contact us to see how you can be part of this thriving organisation.

Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association (BTLA) welcomes enquiries from existing and proposed tourism-related businesses.

Our membership fees start from £20 p.a. for Registered Charities and Community Interest Companies to £45 pa for regular members.

Our members are given a linked entry from VisitBroadstairs to their own business and are invited to regular meetings where advice and information are shared.

The VisitBroadstairs website maintains a high ranking with most search engines so businesses that appear on this site have an enhanced opportunity for client interaction.

Donate or Join the Broadstairs Tourism & Leisure Association here

The BTLA Committee

  • Mike Bridges - Chairman

    Mike brings a wealth of internet marketing and web development experience to the BTLA. Representing Lillyputt Minigolf and the Broadstairs Bandstand Cafe. His previous experience includes international positions as an advertising manager for AIM in Manhattan, New York and internet marketing senior for BYP in Hamilton Bermuda.

  • Alistair Dixon - Vice Chairman

    Co-Owner of Baytree Hotel with many years’ experience in marketing and communications.

  • Steven Mayhew - Treasurer

    Owner of Broadstairs Apartments Steven has been developing businesses in Broadstairs for the last 20 years which also includes Maybank Homes Limited, Steven, when he is not working and supporting Broadstairs also lectures in Business Studies, Project Management, Managing People in Organisations and Work-Based Learning at the Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent.

  • Lisa Martin - Membership Officer

    Co-Owner of Broadstairs Beach House

  • David Payne - Officer

    Before Owning the Devonhurst David had 21 years at Vauxhall Motors Ltd in Budget Management and its Treasury, has been the owner of The Devonhurst B&B for 33 years.

  • Brendan Martin - Officer

    Co-Owner of Broadstairs Beach House

  • Molly Tavernor - Secretary

    Molly is currently working towards her degree studying advertising at Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Nathan Harding-Lee - Marketing Officer

    Owner and creative director of Harding-Lee Media, Nathan has recently joined the BTLA team and brings his expertise in content creation, design and social media management to the table.
    Nathan is an active member of the Broadstairs and Thanet community, assisting with the Broadstairs Food Festival and working closely with local businesses to assist them in concept and strategy.

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