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About Us

The Southend Tourism Partnership was established in 2016 to increase the value of tourism to the local economy and make the borough the regions first choice coastal destination for visitors.

Tourism is one of several key sector in the borough and has a special place in shaping the towns past. The core aim of the Partnership is to continue to increase the value from the visitor economy, by:

  • Providing the foundation for increased collective decision making around tourism issues. 

  • Improving links across promotions, events and communication

  • Sharing responsibility for delivery with the business community.

Doing this will ensure the sector remains very much key to supporting the towns overall prosperity and economic development for future years to come.

What We Do

  • Host the Visit Southend website

  • Provide social media coverage

  • E-newsletter distribution

  • Marketing promotions and activities locally, regionally and nationally

  • Public relations support and regular communications

  • Support tourism businesses with training and quality schemes

  • Provide networking opportunities

  • Share best practice locally and nationally

  • Support lobbying and attract inward investment to encourage new businesses to the borough and surrounding area