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Helping Houghton Lodge Gardens to open and welcome visitors once again.

Just as quickly as attractions closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are opening again. Much to the delight of the businesses, their staff and their visitors. We have worked with Houghton Lodge Gardens since 2010 (they were our very first client who we provided our off-site marketing team solution to) so when…
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Helping Theatre Client Adapt With Online Offering

Forest Forge Theatre is just one of our clients that have had to face the reality of adapting to survive during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but they are one of the ones faced with extremely long-term challenges. The nearly 40-year-old professional theatre company that delivers participations classes, creates productions of their own, delivers theatre to…
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Image: [Top Left] Richard Powell - Chair of the association and General Manager of New Place Hotel managed by Legacy Hotels and Resorts,  [Top Right] Jo Andrews - MD of The Marketing Collective,  [Bottom Left] Claire Martin - Business Development Manager of FareShare Southern Central,   [Bottom Right] Shirley Wynne-Jones - Event Director of Destination Southampton Conference Bureau Limited

Southampton Hotels Provide 12,000 School Meals For Vulnerable Families

This morning a virtual ‘thank you’ was shared between Southampton hotels and charity, FareShare. The Marketing Collective joined the thanks as the marketing partner of the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association. In February 2020 the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association held their second Hospitality Awards night sponsored by Cab My Ride, recognising the hard work…
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Hampshire’s Attractions Come Together To Support English Tourism.

Tourism has been one of the most greatly affected industries during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborative group, Hampshire’s Top Attractions saw the doors close for all member attractions during the lockdown period.  However, despite the impact caused and the uncertainty that lies ahead, the 68 strong tourist attractions group has shown support for the recovery…
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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 high…
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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 six…
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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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