East of England

Southend-on-Sea is one of the country’s most popular day trip destinations and has a hugely successful tourism profile. This Coastal Community Team’s priority is to increase the economic impact of the tourism sector, developing and sustaining new markets and delivering a high quality, year round destination of choice.

Converting day trips into longer staying short breaks with the increasing volume and quality of hotels on offer in the area is a transformational objective and one that can be delivered successfully through this new partnership approach.

The partnership comprises of tourism businesses and organisations, the cultural sector, transport, retail and leisure. Our key ambitions are to increase the value of visitors to the economy and ensure that a consistent message, offer and experience is delivered.

Contact: Scott Dolling, 01702 534826,

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