Tourism

Brighton’s i360 viewing tower one step closer to being constructed

Brighton’s i360 viewing tower one step closer to being constructed

Brighton seafront’s i360 viewing tower is one step closer to being constructed as the kickstart loan for the project looks set for approval. Councillors look set to grant approval to Brighton and Hove City Council borrowing up to £15m to lend on to the project’s developers. If agreed, the deal would be set up by [...]

New Brighton go karting track races into town

A brand new TeamSport go karting track has just opened near Brighton – just along the  South Coast in Lancing. Why is there so much excitement about this track? The Brighton go karting track is one of the best in the UK, sporting a twisting flyover, sweeping double apex and a Monaco style tunnel: it [...]

GapDaemon.com in negotiation with Brighton Pier to create advertising site

GapDaemon.com in negotiation with Brighton Pier to create advertising site

Brighton Pier acknowledges they are in negotiations with gapdaemon.com, the gap year travel website, about the creation of a new advertising site on top of Brighton Pier. Visible from above and on the side of the enormous geo dome on one of the world’s most iconic structures, the site is recognised as having significant advertising [...]

Brighton and Hove City Council ask residents how to improve station gateway

Brighton and Hove City Council ask residents how to improve station gateway

The local authority in Brighton ad Hove have asked local businesses and organisations  to put forward their views on how to improve the area surrounding Brighton railway station. The Brighton Station gateway project aims to regenerate the southern station entrance around Queens Road and create a new northern entrance. Consultation starts from Monday 7 November. [...]

Top prize for Brighton’s conference team

Brighton & Hove council’s tourism arm VisitBrighton is celebrating after picking up an industry award for the best use of its budget. The prize was announced at the 10th annual Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) last night in London. VisitBrighton received the accolade for its Brighton UnConventional promotion. Centrepiece of this was a familiarisation trip [...]

Brighton Wheel set to benefit community through tourism

Brighton Wheel set to benefit community through tourism

The construction of the amazing Brighton Wheel began last month and it is set to be completed in just one more week. That means the project, which has been in the making for five years, looks set to be completed at last. Brighton is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new wheel which is located [...]

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign calls for Council debate on the future of the lido

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign has launched a Brighton & Hove Council e-petition which has over 2,000 signatures online and hundreds on paper copies already. The campaign group are asking the City Council to commence urgent proceedings against the lease-holder which they hope will result in forfeiture from the current lease-holder Dennis Audley.  The petition [...]

VisitBrighton urge Royal Wedding fans to head to the coast

VisitBrighton is encouraging London tourists captivated by Royal Wedding fever to book a stay in Brighton next month to avoid paying the inflated prices currently being advertised for specialist breaks in the capital. Prince William will marry Kate Middleton in a high profile ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29th April. Thousands of tourists are [...]

Carrie Reichardt (aka The Baroness) ‘MAD IN ENGLAND’ Private View TONIGHT at Ink_d Gallery

UK renegade potter and leading anarchist Carrie Reichardt will be bringing an eccentric twist to all things British at Ink_d Gallery. As we build up towards the media frenzy of The Royal Wedding, non conformist Reichardt has decided to stick two fingers up the only way she can by debuting her and Solo Show – [...]

Royal Pavilion becomes subject of new BBC2 history series

The Royal Pavilion is set to be the star of a new BBC2 show that will see Bargain Hunt host Tim Wonnacott and chef Rosemary Shrager retrace the footsteps of a young Queen Victoria. The monarch was a regular visitor to the Royal Palace during her reign, and now the TV duo will explore the [...]

Brighton still a firm favourite with holidaymakers, new poll suggests

Brighton remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, according to new research from Teletext Holidays, which also shows Brits take an average of 120 holidays during a lifetime – spending a total of £168,000. The city remains overwhelmingly popular with young people holidaying without their parents for the first time – vying with Blackpool [...]

Brighton Pier to host congathon

Congathon March 12th

For the past 5 years the British Tourism Industry has had the opportunity to promote itself via British Tourism week, which this year is 12th-20th March. Businesses and organisations all over the UK and from every section of the tourism industry will be involved. The key aims of the week are to: ·         To increase [...]

Blow to Brighton economy as city loses prestigious media event

Brighton’s economy has been dealt a blow with the news that the BBC’s annual worldwide programme export expo will not be staged in the city from next year – for the first time in nearly 30 years. BBC Showcase, which is attended by around 500 programme buyers from around the world, will move to the [...]

Campaigners set to protest against rail fare price rises

Commuters who regularly use the London to Brighton line have been urged to join a protest tomorrow morning at Preston Park to demonstrate their opposition to the recent rise in train fares now. As part of the ‘Fair Fares Now’ campaign, a demonstration will take place at 7am on Friday to reflect the increasing anger [...]

Boost for Brighton tourism as tour operator reveals surge in city bookings

Tour operator Superbreak has this afternoon revealed some encouraging news for Brighton’s tourism industry after experiencing a 23% jump in bookings for breaks in the city over the last year. In the operator’s yearly list of UK hotspots, Brighton has jumped from 9th place on the list to 7th, but the city still sits just [...]