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Visitor Economy Workshops

Online workshops to support the recovery of the visitor economy

The De La Warr Pavilion is sourcing best practice case studies for a series of upcoming online workshops aimed at supporting the recovery of the visitor economy across Sussex, Kent and Essex.  

Do you have any recommendations for businesses or initiatives in or around Eastbourne that might make good case studies for the sessions, outlined below? If so, please contact Sara by emailing

If you would like to attend any of the workshops, please click the relevant link.

Adapt your business model to new trends

The pandemic has led to a seismic shift in consumer priorities leading to long-term changes in behaviour. Certain travel trends such as seeking authentic experiences and wellbeing activities have been accelerated, whilst others that had been gaining momentum have taken a step backwards, including visitors spending more time planning and increasingly booking last minute. This session will discuss how you can respond to these trends in your business to create new revenue streams or reach new audiences to support your recovery.

Wednesday 7th July 2021

2.00pm - 3.30pm

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Design new packages in collaboration with other businesses

The pandemic has shown the incredible innovation in our sector and that collaboration between businesses has been crucial to survival. Consumers are looking for new ways to experience our destinations and they want them to be easy to find and book. This session will help channel this ingenuity to help you develop new products in partnership with other local businesses. This will include practical tips such as how to manage the partnership or price a product, with success stories from across the region.

Wednesday 14th July 2021

10.00am - 11.30am

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