Facebook competition seeks out 26 reasons to visit Eastbourne

Capybara and babies at Drusillas Zoo
Capybara and babies at Drusillas Zoo

EASTBOURNE fans and visitors are being invited to come up with an A to Z list of reasons for visiting the town.

Over the next 26 days, the VisitEastbourne Facebook page will ask people to suggest a reason for coming to Eastbourne beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

From Airbourne to top sunshine status, tourism bosses hope the challenge will highlight the town’s top attractions as well as reveal some hidden treasures.

Councillor Neil Stanley, Eastbourne Borough Council’s cabinet member for tourism, said, “We are very excited to launch our A to Z VisitEastbourne challenge and can’t wait to hear from our visitors about their favourite reasons for visiting our beautiful destination.

“We could reel off hundreds of reasons why we think Eastbourne is worth visiting but it will be very interesting to hear first hand from our visitors why they choose to come here.

“I hope it will encourage plenty of new visitors to the destination once they see our finished A to Z. Plus there’s a great prize on offer from the Langham Hotel to the person who comes up with the best reason.”

VisitEastbourne.com is the official destination website for Eastbourne and has expanded its brand across popular social media platforms over the past few years, building a strong fanbase on Facebook and more than 2,000 followers on Twitter.

It is hoped the A to Z challenge will increase VisitEastbourne’s fanbase on Facebook and continue to raise awareness of the town with new audiences using the popular social networking site.

All of the reasons given during the 26 days will be reviewed and a definitive list of The A to Z of reasons to visit Eastbourne will be published on the website.

Those that contribute their ideas towards the challenge via the VisitEastbourne Facebook page will also have the chance to win a night for two in Eastbourne’s Langham Hotel in a four-poster room with sea view plus dinner in their AA rosette Conservatory Restaurant.

The winner will be the fan who comes up with the reason that catches the attention the most.

For more information and to take part in the A to Z challenge go to {http:// www.facebook.com/visiteastbourne|www.facebook.com/visiteastbourne|visiteastbourne}.