The Tourism South East group travel team’s new operator networking event took place last month and was deemed a resounding success.
As part of the English Tourism Week celebrations, 89 MPs from across the House gathered at the Tourism Alliance Parliamentary Reception in Parliament to hear Secretary of State, John Whittingdale announce that 2015 was a record year for the UK tourism industry.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that a referendum on whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016.
Nine South East Tourism industry representatives, all finalists of the regional Beautiful South Awards, were awarded trophies at the prestigious VisitEngland Tourism Excellence Awards in Blackpool last night.
Tourism South East, under it’s ‘England’s South Coast’ banner had another successful year at one of Europe’s most popular consumer holiday shows. Vakantiebeurs is held in Utrecht, Netherlands and over a six day period, attracts over a 110,000 visitors.
It looks like tourism in the South East will have had another successful year in 2015 with record numbers of overseas visitors and another increase in domestic visitors. So, can we better that for 2016? The chances are we will, with a range of unique celebrations and events planned for the year. These include the opening of the new British Airways i360 in Brighton, the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations in Windsor and the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Meeting Report, 3rd February 2016, 195 Piccadilly London.
The new Welcome Afloat course has been developed by Welcome to Excellence and a working group led by British Marine, it is supported by the Broads Authority, Canal and River Trust and VisitEngland.
The prestigious title was launched 4 years ago by Mirror Travel and VisitEngland and is awarded to someone who really goes the extra mile for that extra special experience.
The promotion of sport, music and cultural events is recognised as having a positive economic impact on towns and cities, simply because large numbers of people coming from outside the locality – from the wider sub-region, other regions of the UK and from abroad – spend their money on accommodation, shopping, food and drink.