Wealden has launched a major initiative to encourage holidaymakers to the area.
“Our We Do Sussex campaign aims to promote the attractions of the hidden countryside and coast that is Wealden,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“We are working closely with over 80 tourist businesses from the District to promote their attractions and facilities and encourage visitors to spend more time in this wonderful part of Sussex. From the beauty of the High Weald to the ever-changing face of our coastline we have so much to offer – and much of it is off the well-trodden visitor path. In Wealden, We Do Sussex offers a haven of rural peace and beauty to those visitors who take the trouble to discover us.”
The official launch of the guide takes place at Michelham Priory a 15th century moated Priory set in its own grounds in the south of the district. They are being circulated at visitor locations within a two and a half hours driving time of Wealden as well as at restaurants, cafes, pubs, historic gardens and visitor attractions throughout the district. With the majority of visitor enquiries now coming through the web, it is important we have a strong presence on the internet,” added Councillor Galley. “Nearly six million visitors come to Wealden every year, spending over £280 million and supporting over 6,000 jobs. They are an important part of the economy. ”
The new website is www.wealdendo-sussex.co.uk