Wealden tourism businesses to join Enjoy Sussex Special Offers

Media Release : 12 February 2012

To celebrate English Tourism Week, 10–18 March, we are inviting tourism businesses to participate in two 'Special Offers' promotions.

Current Enjoy Sussex advertisers will see their Special Offers promoted through the website: www.enjoysussex.info (external link).  At the same time, Wealden District Council will be promoting special offers submitted by Enjoy Sussex advertisers and non-advertisers alike. We will be producing an online flyer of special offer vouchers for users of www.wealden.gov.uk to download and print out.

The Enjoy Sussex website, run in conjunction with our partners Lewes, Horsham and Mid Sussex District Councils, offers visitors and potential visitors a wealth of information about the area, what to see and do, where to stay and information about events.

Businesses that would like to take part in this marketing activity should submit their Special Offer flyer or a link to the offer on their own website to tourism@wealden.gov.uk.  We have extended the date for receiving offers to Monday 27 February 2012.

"Tourism is one of the biggest employers in our District," said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet Member for Planning and Development. "These Special Offers promotions will raise the profile of local tourism businesses and help them to grow.  We aim to attract more visitors to the District for longer, and encourage them to take advantage of the variety of excellent accommodation, food and drink, and attractions Wealden boasts."

Special offers from a business can help to it expand and communicate their key business messages.  They do not have to be big or costly - the simplest ideas can be really effective.  For example, a special local food menu; a Mothers Day themed offer or a special tour to a building or area not normally open to the Public.

English Tourism Week 2012 is a national campaign offering the Tourism Industry a fantastic opportunity to showcase itself in what promises to be a year to remember.  Businesses organising their own event or special offer under the banner of English Tourism Week 2012 will raise their profile and add to the combined efforts of the week to raise awareness of tourism businesses with local residents, their visitors and key decision makers.  Enjoy Sussex is fully supporting this campaign. 

Visit England have also dedicated part of their website to English Tourism Week (external link). This provides a wealth of information, advice and tools for tourism businesses, who can also submit their events for promotion on the Enjoy England website.

For further details about the campaign or how to become an Enjoy Sussex member please contact Wealden's Economic Development and Tourism Team on 01892 602884/6/7 or by email tourism@wealden.gov.uk.