Today marks the start of English Tourism Week, although tourism is such a important industry that the week is actually 10 days as it runs from 15 - 24 March. 

Although a little ahead of Engllish Tourism Week we received some very exciting news as it was annouced that East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, West Sussex LVEP had been offially accredited under the new VisitEngland scheme, to find out more visit: We are a proud to be a part of this group and we are looking forward to playing a part in raising the profile of Sussex as a national and international visitor destination.

So in honour of our new LVEP status and the fact that English Tourism Week is 10 days, I will now share 10 Tourism Facts about Brighton & Sussex... 

11.47 million visitors to Brighton & Hove a year

North Laine

Visitors bring in £1.27 billion annual economic benefit


Tourism supports over 23,345 jobs in Brighton 


Conferences generate £40 million of economic benefit to Brighton a year

Brighton Dome

There are 138 vineyards in Sussex


The economic impact of wine tourism to Sussex is £25.2 million


Visitors bring in £5 billion economic benefit to Sussex supporting 74,000 jobs


VisitBrighton works in partnership with 350 businesses

We're looking forward to seeing some of them at our English Tourism Week industry networking event. 

Brighton Centre

Shaun by the Sea art trail had a total event impact of £8,631,181. 


2024 marks the 50th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision at Brighton Dome


Of course none of this would be possible without you, our wonderful visitors so thank you for being a part of our vibrant tourism community. 

Please continue to show the love for our tourism businesses and keep exploring all the fantastic Places to Stay, Things to Do and Events happening in Brighton & Sussex. Let us know what you get up to by using #EnglishTourismWeek24





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