This is where you’ll find the latest news and what’s going on with, and for, our members and partners in Hampshire.
Our hugely popular networking events provide excellent opportunities for you to meet other local members, share experiences and develop new strategic relationships. You are encouraged to bring any literature that others can take to share with their own guests and visitors. The events are free for members to attend but prior registration is essential due to high demand for places. (Non-members are welcome to attend at a nominal cost to cover catering.)
‘Utilising Your Tourism South East Membership’ Member Networking Event 15th June 2016
Over 70 members and 14 exhibitors attended the free member network event at Marwell Wildlife in Winchester on Wednesday 15th June, the event provided the opportunity for members to discuss the benefits available through membership with TSE and to discuss in person business goals and objectives. We would like to once again thank Marwell Wildlife for hosting.
Social Media Seminar at Beaulieu Motor Museum 21st April 2016
On the 21st April over 50 members gathered at Beaulieu Motor Museum in Hampshire for an inspiring seminar on social media. Members learnt how to build online presence, communities and traffic to their websites and took away useful tips to build a social media strategy for their business. The seminar was presented by the Founder of ZC Social Media and International Social Media Speaker, Trainer and Consultant - Zoe Cairns.
Bombay Sapphire networking event 21st of April 15
Thank you very much to Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire for being the host venue for our member networking event on Tuesday 21st April. The networking event welcomed 52 members across Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire to experience the recently opened visitor attraction world famous for its gin production. Feedback has been fantastic and we would like to thank all that attended.
If you would like to find out more about Bombay Sapphire please click here
We are always looking for interesting venues for these events it's a great opportunity to showcase your venue - if you would be interested in hosting a networking event, please let us know.
There is a strong level of Hampshire businesses in membership, representing all hospitality and leisure sectors. We have recently welcomed the following new members based in Hampshire:
- Red Spider Climbing
- Swan Hotel
- Adhurst Yurts
- The Westgate
Here's what some of our new members have said since joining TSE:
“I'm really pleased with what you've done for us ... traffic from your site is strong already... We couldn't be more pleased with what you've done for us ” Mark Kirtley, Managing Director - Forest Leisure Cycling
"Marwell Hotel has only been a member of TSE for a few months but we are already benefitting from some fantastic opportunities, both in terms of the PR available and particularly savings from the Barclaycard scheme – this more than pays for the membership itself! Being part of TSE has increased my contacts and networking opportunities, which is key for my line of business. It’s great to have the extra support and for the area to be working together to promote ourselves." Charlotte Troester, Business Development Manager - Marwell Hotel
If your business is based in the Winchester borough or East Hampshire you can gain additional benefits by joining the Visit Winchester and the Heart of Hampshire Destination Management Partnership (DMP). Click here to find out more about the DMP.
Developing Local Knowledge
By working with our partners we have tailored our customer care training courses to incorporate the development of local knowledge.
Welcome to the New Forest - The New Forest has been one of England’s most popular escapes from everyday life for tourists for over 100 years. Its people are naturally welcoming and like sharing the wonders of the forest with visitors. Because of this and the quality of the tourism offer, visitors become very loyal and return regularly. Tourism is therefore a very important source of local jobs and income so continual improvement is needed to compete in an ever growing worldwide marketplace. A partnership with New Forest District Council & New Forest Tourism has enabled us to create a course that will enable participants to learn about the unique history, heritage and culture that has shaped the forest over many centuries.
Courses can be organised (minimum of 12 participants) for tourism groups, local businesses and destination partners. To find out more about these courses or register your interest in organising a course please contact the training team.
As a member, and therefore a stakeholder, of TSE your opinion counts. So, whether you have an idea, a problem with which you need help or you want to discuss how we can work together to increase turnover and optimise your membership, please contact Holly Austen on 02380 625502, Find out about Holly.