Eastbourne's Top Event Could Boost International Tourism

Friday 1st July 2016

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Eastbourne’s premier event is being promoted across the Channel.

East Sussex County Council is hoping to maximise tourism created through the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry services and encourage visitors to stay in the county for longer.

A programme of cultural events has been published by the Transmanche Operational Partnership, among which, is Airbourne.

“We work closely with partners on both sides of the Channel to ensure that visitors coming into the port are aware of everything East Sussex has to offer,” said Cllr Rupert Simmons, lead member for economy.

“The Newhaven to Dieppe ferry is a wonderful resource bringing large numbers of tourists to our county, and we want to make absolutely sure that the economy of East Sussex is reaping the benefit of this.

“Our towns and villages have so much to offer, with plenty to do, wonderful sights and some extremely interesting history.  We need to ensure that East Sussex does not become an area to simply pass through, but a destination for tourism.”

“We hope the partnership’s effort increases attendance at these cultural events, encourages visitors to find out what East Sussex has to offer and brings a welcome boost to the tourism industry in the county.”


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