VIDEO: Eastbourne continues to be major UK hotspot as hoteliers report bumper year

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Eastbourne’s guest house owners are lobbying the local council for the right to convert some of their empty rooms into holiday lets in order to boost dwindling profits. There are 71 guest houses in the town and most, like Eastbourne’s hoteliers, say business is booming. But with online agencies taking up to 20 per cent of each room rate in booking fees, guest house owners say they are being forced to look at other ways to make money during the winter months.

Mark Bishop reports.




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