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Hampshire’s Top Attractions Getting Ready to Welcome You Back

Visitor attractions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are gearing up for a hopeful summer following the latest government guidance.  Over the past 12 months members of Hampshire’s Top Attractions, a 65 member strong collaborative marketing consortium, have experienced an array of emotions as the pandemic has forced them to close, pivot and look…
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Driving against the odds; new camper van hire company goes from strength to strength during the pandemic

Two friends have joined forces and beaten the odds by successfully launching their new tourism business during a global pandemic. CamperHoliday is the brainchild of Jo Summers and Ian Lightfoot, both from Cheshire, who share interests in camping, road trips and the outdoors. Both had experienced campervan hire which left much to be desired and…
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Local community called upon to help tell the Fawley Power Station story for a new play.

A participatory research and development process has begun to help inform the writing of a new play by playwright David Lane, commissioned and produced by our client Forest Forge Theatre Company. The process and the script aim to link heritage, local history and untold community stories connected to the decommissioned Fawley Power Station, on the…
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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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