TSE News Stories

TSE News Stories

TSE appoints new CEO

Tourism South East has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Fran Downton (42), previously Head of Marketing at the successful regional tourism organisation, will take up the post from 1st February 2020. Fran brings with her a wealth of tourism experience from previous roles with P&O Ferries and the City of Portsmouth. Fran has a degree in Leisure Management, Diplomas in Travel and Tourism and Marketing and a proven track record in leading an award- winning service.

New Research suggests 83% of consumers want regulation of ALL short-term accommodation.

Consumer research findings from Quality in Tourism, performance assessors for the tourism and hospitality industry, on the homestay market indicate serious concerns about health and safety and a lack of regulation.

General Election - Party Manifestos and Tourism

Please click here for details of the key policies that will potentially have an impact on tourism in the UK. 


Courtesy of UKInbound

Finalists Announced for prestigious 2019/20 Beautiful South Awards

We are delighted to announce that having received a record number of entries from tourism businesses and experiences across the South East - judging has taken place and the list of finalists for 2019 has been anounced which you can see here.

Prepare your business for Brexit

The Government has produced information and advice to help businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

The Queen’s Speech – Implications for Tourism

The Queen’s Speech contains a significant number of programme items that have implications for the tourism industry.

VisitBritain - 2019 inbound tourism forecast

The VisitBritain mid-year review for the volume and value of inbound tourism was ran in July 2019, taking on board the final data for 2018 and the latest provisional data to March 2019.

Purple Tuesday - Changing the Customer Experience

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 Businesses are being encouraged to register for Purple Tuesday to learn more about the purple pound – the spending power of disabled people and their families.

Petersfield Town Visitor Centre - Competition Awards


Petersfield Town Visitor Centre held it's photographic competition…

Save The Date - 26th September 2019

Tourism South East will be holding its AGM & Conference on Thursday 26th September 2019 at The Hilton Hotel, Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

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