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.
SA live - support and guidance for the 31st January 2016 deadline.
The Treasury is consulting on a matter that will be of great concern to many of our members - the tax their live-in staff pay for the benefit of free or subsidised accommodation.
The Chancellors Autumn Statement 2015 has confirmed that the current fund for tourism in the UK will be continued and has announced that £40million will go to Discover England Fund; this will help boost visitor numbers and create thousands of jobs.
Latest news from HMRC November 2015, including updates on free filing software for Corporation Tax returns, Government grants, VAT support and much more.