TSE News Stories

TSE News Stories

COVID-19 Update - Latest News

Summary of latest relevant Government announcements - situation update 2nd April 2020 

The Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave today’s update along with Dr Yvonne Doyle, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director at PHE. Below are some of the key takeaways:

  • The Business Secretary…

Latest Budget Updates 2020

2020 Budget – Key Tourism Points as advised by Tourism Alliance

Tourism South East Statement COVID-19

COVID -19 – 03/03/2020 Full statement below;

2020/21 Beautiful South Awards Launched

It’s time again to celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences the South and South East has to offer. The Beautiful South Tourism Award 2020/21 were launched today by headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton, and Tourism South East.

TSE continues to support The South West Tourism Alliance’s national campaign for a level playing field with AirBnB and other sharing economy accommodation providers.

Here is latest news of the campaign.

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.

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.

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