Tourism Sector Support

Hello West Sussex Business Support providers !

EWSP have secured a dedicated West Sussex business support session run by Visit England, for our Visitor Economy community. I would really value any support you can give to promote this, to your listings, publications, contacts and members and on social. We are trying to reach businesses that may not be linked to the usual tourism support system. As the tourism sector is a nominated vulnerable sector in the WSCC Economic Recovery plan, I hope you will all back this useful event. Experience West Sussex will be providing some local context to all the support there is on offer and our free marketing opportunities. You are also welcome to join the session. We are busy planning our Autumn Winter business support programme and will be promoting this to our sector soon - Please do send us your support updates and we can add anything relevant on to our planner that we are sending out end of September. We regularly promote you and your support to our lists and social .Cheers Jo

VisitEngland Business Support Roadshows in partnership with Experience West Sussex 

VisitEngland has developed a new programme to support micro and SME tourism businesses. Experience West Sussex are hosting one of these free sessions with VisitEngland on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

The focus of the virtual roadshows is to aid business recovery by ensuring that micro, small and medium tourism businesses connect with VisitEngland/VisitBritain and DMO resources and initiatives, most of which are free, and to present the offer in one place in a co-ordinated collection of clearly presented opportunities. One of the objectives of the programme is to reach tourism businesses that are not currently engaged with their local Destination Organisation, or with VisitEngland/ VisitBritain. So, with your help, we are keen to invite tourism and hospitality businesses that you are connected with in our area.

I would be grateful if you could confirm if you are able to support us to promote the roadshow and I can send you an invitation to forward to relevant businesses, as well as suggested copy from VisitEngland for social media posts to encourage businesses to register for the roadshow.

A promotional toolkit is attached. I will also tag you on social posts so you can repost. For ease I have included some wording for an eblast:

Experience West Sussex are partnering with VisitEngland to host a free virtual business support roadshow on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 11.00am.

VisitEngland will present a diverse package of resources, initiatives and opportunities to help your tourism business grow and support business recovery.

Join the session to learn:

  • How to find a wealth of free business advice
  • How to promote and sell your tourism products in the UK and overseas
  • How to navigate government and industry body guidance
  • What data and insights are available for you, to help inform your business decisions, business development and growth
  • How to access VisitBritain/VisitEngland's professional image library for use in your marketing and more.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend Q&A sessions with subject experts from VisitBritain/VisitEngland in the following weeks.

Registration: https://bit.ly/w_sussex_roadshow


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