Posts Tagged ‘Visit Kent’

Ministers get a taste of a great Kent Breakfast

Government Ministers and Kent’s MPs showed their support for the county’s produce at a special event at the Houses of Parliament. Visit Kent, promoting its Kent Breakfast initiative, was among the exhibitors at Kent Day on May 15, when visitors included David Heath MP, Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Hosted by […]

Visit Kent Garden Party celebrates 10 Years of Success

Friends and supporters of the county’s tourism champions at Visit Kent have been celebrating the innovative public-private partnership’s tenth anniversary with a garden party hosted by chairman Amanda Cottrell. Representatives of Kent County Council (KCC), which helped launch the destination marketing organisation ten years ago in partnership with Eurotunnel and four further private investors, joined […]

White Cliffs star in GREAT International Marketing Campaign

Dover’s iconic White Cliffs feature in the latest image to be posted around the world ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the Government’s GREAT campaign. LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), the Government Office for England, and Kent County Council (KCC) working in partnership with Visit […]

Visit Kent celebrates many happy returns

The successful promotion and development of Kent as a tourism destination through the partnership of the public sector and tourism businesses was celebrated recently at County Hall, Maidstone. The event, part of Visit Kent’s tenth birthday celebrations, recognised the importance of tourism to the county’s economy, and was attended by senior representatives from Kent County […]

Visit Kent cuts the cost of a fun day out

Everyone taking the train or one of many local buses for a day out or short break in Kent can enjoy a wealth of special offers, including 2FOR1 deals, on tickets to attractions, restaurants and even places to stay – thanks to Visit Kent. The county’s tourism champions have joined forces with Southeastern, Arriva and […]

Visit Kent begins celebrations for 10 years of tourism

Visit Kent kicked off a year of celebrations marking its 10th anniversary with the cutting of a celebratory cake at last week’s Kent 2020 Live. The public/private partnership was launched in 2002 to promote the county as a tourism destination. “In the last 10 years, the face of tourism in Kent has changed beyond all […]

Kent Flavour To Top Customer Skills Training

Staff from three of the most popular visitor destinations in Maidstone – the county town’s museum and art gallery, the Hazlitt Theatre and the tourist information centre – are among the first to brush up their customer service skills on a new Welcome to Kent training course. Welcome to Kent was initially designed by Visit […]

£3.5 Million European Funding To Boost Coastal Business

The Kent coast and its many tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses are to benefit from a £3,523,606 European fund to boost regeneration and provide training and marketing support to SMEs. The cash for the three-year Seaconomics programme, supported by the European Development Fund, is the result of a successful bid by the county’s tourism champions […]

Double boost – A Red Letter Day for Kent

Visit Kent is celebrating a double-boost to the county’s economy with the announcement of two successful Regional Growth Fund bids both of which promise to boost business and create jobs. The county council’s successful Expansion East Kent £40 million bid is aiming to grow East Kent businesses and leverage £320m of private sector investment. Meanwhile, […]

Party celebrates tourism success in the garden

Tourism champions and Kent and Medway’s leisure and hospitality businesses have been celebrating their achievements in meeting the challenges of a highly competitive industry at the annual Visit Kent Garden Party. Visit Kent Chairman Amanda Cottrell hosted the party at her home in Challock and congratulated her guests on this year’s successes in meeting the […]