TSE News Stories

TSE News Stories

VisitBritain - 2020 inbound tourism forecast

Visit Britain's latest inbound tourism forecast predicts 2020 to be a record year for both inbound visits and spend.

Excursions 2020 "the best Excursions Show for some time"

“This was the best Excursions™ show for some time, we did not stop all day, and we all came away very happy with a lot of work to do on quotes for Groups. Where do we sign up for next year?!” Ellen Walker, Travel Editions.

Post Brexit Travel advice

TSE new CEO, Fran Downton, talks about post Brexit in CNN article over the weekend.

Coronavirus Update - 4 February 2020

VisitBritain have published a further update on the Coronavirus and has provided reassurance messaging for visitors, as follows:

TSE appoints new CEO

Tourism South East has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Fran Downton, 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.

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