A1 Tourist Guide is a directory of accommodation in United kingdom, USA, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland. Visitors can find all types of accommodation, including hotels, guest houses, self catering cottages, caravan sites and much more in those countries simply by searching by region and city or town. All accommodation providers are entitled to a free listing in our accommodation directory, and this is what makes it so valuable to accommodation seekers, as they have access to more places to stay here than any other website.
The A1 tourist guide started out as a tourism paper publication in London in 1979. It was given away free in hotels, tourist information shops, coffee house, cafes, restaurants, libraries and many other public places. Published weekly, A1touristguide had a circulation of 500,000 and it gave details of accommodations and things to do throughout the city.
Following its huge success the publication was then rolled out to other major cities in Britain, including Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow. The A1 tourist guide ran in this format for more than 20 years.
In 2001 we decided to take A1 Tourist Guide into the digital age and the website was born. The first on-line directory was the UK B&B directory and we started by giving all guest house owners a free entry, with an opportunity to upgrade to a better listing with a link to their own website. This proved to be a popular format and over the years the directory has grown into what it is today, listing more than 500,000 places to stay and receiving more than 7 million visitors a year.
In 2018 we have completely re-written the website to include all of the modern internet requirements, especially making it easy to use on tablets and other mobile devices, and we are continually making changes to keep up to date with technical and security advancements. Accommodation owners can still get a free A1 tourist guide listing and the upgraded listings with loads of benefits are still exceptional value for money.