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Walhampton marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem

A strong link has developed between Walhampton School and the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Arnhem, which took place in September 1944 and was depicted in the Hollywood film ‘A Bridge Too Far’.  Headmaster, Titus Mills, takes a group of pupils and their parents to Arnhem every September to meet the veterans on the battlefield in Holland and…
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God's House Tower Southampton. The Tower from Town Quay Road.

Long-awaited re-opening of Southampton’s medieval God’s House Tower.

At last you can now visit Southampton’s new £3.1million refurbishment project – the iconic 700 year-old God’s House Tower (GHT) is now open and fully operational as an exciting and vibrant arts and heritage venue with much to offer people of all ages and interests.   Travel back in time to the Tower’s creation as a…
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Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association Hospitality Awards – a huge success!

The first Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association 2018 Hospitality Awards (sponsored by Cab My Ride) took place on Friday 8th February 2019, at Doubletree by Hilton Southampton Hotel. What a success they were! Attended by over 130 hotel managers, staff, hospitality ambassadors and tourism companies, the event raised over £2000 for FareShare. FareShare is the…
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Hamble Valley Festival of Food Exceeds Expectations!

On Saturday 1 September, Hamble was once again transformed into a foodie haven as the annual Hamble Valley Festival of Food  returned to the quay. This year saw over 5,000 visitors head down to the popular event in search of delicious local produce and family-friendly entertainment. With almost 40 foodie stalls, which included favourites from…
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The Southampton and Region Hoteliers launch their first ever Hospitality Awards

The Marketing Collective are proud to sponsor ‘Mentor of the Year’ Award   The Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association launched a new award scheme at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel this week; to celebrate the Southampton hotels who go above and beyond the call of duty. The 2018 Hospitality Awards have been designed to seek out…
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Luxury self-catering opens at Houghton Lodge & Gardens in Hampshire

  The Launch of The Apple Rooms Visitors seeking a unique countryside retreat in Hampshire have been truly spoilt with the opening of new self-catering accommodation at Houghton Lodge Gardens, near Stockbridge. What was once a collection of dormant cow sheds of one of Hampshire’s most beautiful, privately owned historic houses, is now a bespoke collection of…
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10 years of Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

Visitor attractions in Hampshire have celebrated 10 years of successful marketing collaboration known as Hampshire Top Attractions, along with their mascot Harry Hampshire. Hampshire’s Top Attractions (HTA) was established as a proactive marketing consortium composed of the county’s leading visitor attractions that work together to raise the profile of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight…
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Hampshire promotes its horticultural highlights

Hampshire has burst onto the national 2016 Year of the English Garden scene in a riot of colour, after we launched our new Hampshire Highlights leaflet and associated Gardens in Hampshire website. A garden-lovers’ destination in the South East of England, Hampshire is associated with some of the great names in gardening history, from the Rothschilds’…
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Knowing your tourism audience

As a destination marketing company we know that the destination is only as strong as the people that visit it. Without them there is no tourism and economies and businesses within those destinations suffer. At The Marketing Collective our passion is tourism and destinations. We like nothing more than to promote great things to do…
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The Marketing Collective support 10 Days Winchester

’10 days’ is a biennial contemporary art, poetry creative writing and performance festival happening in Winchester 7th October to the 10th November. It brings a community of over 100 creative people together under one topic heading, this year it is CHALK. The Winchester area is rich in this geological matter and its applications are endless.…
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Business and short break travellers targeted with new hotel room magazine

VISITORS staying in Winchester this summer will gain a better idea of what’s happening in the city by browsing through the first ever Visit Winchester Guest Magazine produced by The Marketing Collective with support from the Visit Winchester and Heart of Hampshire Destination Management Partnership team based at Winchester City Council and staff at Winchester…
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Interview with Southampton artist Jonny Hannah

The 2013 Southampton Guest Guide front cover was designed by Southampton-based artist Jonny Hannah. He shares his inspiration and love of Southampton in this interview with Managing Director, Jo Andrews. How long have you lived in Southampton? What sums up 
the city for you? I’ve been here for 12 years now. What attracted me to…
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