This is where you’ll find the latest news and what’s going on with, and for, our members and partners in Hampshire.

Hampshire Events

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.)

Email Marketing for Tourism Businesses - Delivered by Communicator 

Thursday 20th July 2017 


43 members attended the free member network event and workshop at The National Museum of the Royal Navy which was delivered by Communicator, the following areas were covered; email sophistication; what is email marketing; email best practice; email strategy; data quality; EU reform legislation and current trends. We would like to once again thank The National Museum of the Royal Navy for hosting and of course Communicator for delivering a fantastic, informative and engaging email marketing workshop. Please see below for some member feedback.

Thank you so much for organising, found it very useful and it has sparked a lot of ideas and conversations. Jane Chivers, Spinnaker Tower

Just wanted to drop a line to say how brilliant the session was. Certainly keeping an eye on upcoming activity. Ollie Tubb, Aspex Gallery

Thanks very much for yesterday.  We found it extremely useful and came away with loads of ideas.  We’re hopefully going to meet with the guys at Communicator soon to see what more we can do with them. Julia White, Windsor Borough Council

Excellent event and great venue. The content of the training seminar was really useful and at the appropriate level. Rachel Gander, Winchester City Council

Just to say thank you for organising this session yesterday and to say I found it extremely beneficial. It has made me think in a very different way about sending and receiving emails. In particular in putting a plan in process, subject headings and super subjects appropriate to personal devises! We touched on the legal aspects and best practise regarding emails and I was unaware of the new legislation coming into force and so I found this information very helpful. Sussex Top Attractions 

 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:

  • Southampton Harbour Hotel 
  • The Grange Festival 
  • Long Meadow Campsite 
  • Kimbridge Barn 


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 

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.

Welcome to Portsmouth - Portsmouth is a world class waterfront destination, and the city wants to ensure that it offers a world class welcome to match. Every visitor to the city should have an experience that surpasses their expectations, ensuring they not only visit again but spread the word to their friends and family. Tourism is incredibly important to Portsmouth’s economy, generating £375m in visitor spend each year and supporting almost 7,500 jobs.  Each person who participates in Welcome to Portsmouth contributes to the future success of Portsmouth’s visitor economy.
Welcome to the South Downs - The South Downs has long been a place of tranquillity, recreation and escape both for local people and visitors. It is also Britain’s newest National Park.
It is its geology, landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage that make it special, and they explain why it attracts around 40 million day visits per year. The South Downs appeals to food lovers, culture seekers and outdoor enthusiasts because of its variety of special qualities.  With a large population living within one hours drive of the park it is essential that tourism continues both to support the rural economy and provide a sustainable experience for all of its visitors.  This training course equips participants with a greater appreciation and understanding of the South Downs and helps deliver a high quality experience for all its customers.

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.

Contact Us

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 the Membership Team on 02380 625554.