I started the #createinkent Tweetup on 18th September 2013. It’s a virtual meet-up in the twittersphere that usually takes place every Monday from 7.30 – 8.30pm (GMT). Just follow the hashtag #createinkent The Tweetups are sponsored by Spacemaker Architects who offer one hour consultations in East Kent for a donation of £40 to 1 of… Read More What’s the #createinkent virtual Tweet up all about?
The next ‘Escape to Create in Whitstable’ will take place at Horsebridge Arts Centre from Saturday 24 October until Sunday 1 November and will offer a range of arts and crafts workshops, many with a coastal theme. Potential workshop leaders offering visual arts and crafts subjects should contact me before Tuesday 22 September at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive… Read More Finalising the details for the next ‘Escape to Create in Whitstable’
VisitEngland and Visit London joint research shows that Brits are becoming slightly more optimistic about the economy, with less people, since the last round of research in February, expecting to cut out holidays due to the downturn. Times continue to be tough for many people but, since last autumn, there has been an increase in… Read More Better times ahead for UK tourism?
As someone who has spent many years developing tourism destination brands (including London, England, and Kent) I’m going to be watching tonight’s Apprentice with great interest, as the candidates’ challenge is to rebrand the seaside resort of Margate in Kent. Branding, for the uninitiated, is all about influencing your customer’s perceptions about what you… Read More The Apprentice rebrands Margate?
Regular readers know that I have been delivering ‘how to market in the recession’ workshops to tourism businesses throughout the country, encouraging them to add value to their offer rather than just slashing prices, and this Fawlty Tower offering from short break operator Superbreak is a really good example of this. Actors from Laughlines provide… Read More A ‘Fawlty Towers’ break
As regular readers of my blog are aware, I am pretty passionate about where I live and about most of the county of Kent! The promotion of Kent to identified tourism markets is co-ordinated by Visit Kent and they have just launched a new campaign targeting Londoners who may not yet be aware of… Read More Encouraging Londoners to visit Kent
Good news for Whitstable and Margate as they will benefit from the latest round of government Sea Change funding. Kent County Council has been given £30,000 to explore the potential of an off road route linking the Crab and Winkle route from Canterbury to Whitstable, with the Viking Coastal Trail and the towns of Margate, Ramsgate… Read More Sea Change funding for Whitstable