Covid-19: Update from Visit Chichester

Message from ​the Visit Chichester Chairman, Francis Hobbs As an industry, we are facing unprecedented times. Many things are looking uncertain and the challenges that l​ie ahead may well be some of the most difficult we have faced in a generation. Priorities ​must be to ensure families, friends, colleagues and teams are ​as safe ​as possible. ​I am afraid many questions may remain unanswered for some time yet ​whilst we all come to terms with the real impact ​of Covid-19 on ​all our businesses. While times are indeed looking difficult, it’s important now​, more than ever​, that we pull...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: Blog

£330 billion rescue package announced for businesses affected by Covid-19

The Government has announced a £330 billion financial rescue package to support and protect businesses affected by COVID-19 including those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This includes: £330 billion of government-backed loans and guarantees that will be available from next week A package of support for airports and airlines to be announced in the coming days by the Secretary of State for Transport Stated Government actions are sufficient to trigger payments for those businesses with pandemic insurance For the hospitality and leisure sector there will be a business rates...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: General News

Popular B2B Tourism Event Returns to Chichester this March

Leaflet Exchange, Visit Chichester’s ever popular free business-to-business tourism showcase will once again return to the City on Wednesday 4th March 2020. This annual event on the tourism calendar is loved by visitor attractions and hospitality operators from across the Chichester District and further afield. It offers an ideal opportunity for exchanging promotional material and discovering what will be on offer for visitors to the area during the year ahead, as well as networking with colleagues from across the tourism industry. Leaflet Exchange takes place at Chichester Festival Theatre’s...
Posted on February 17th 2020Category: General News

February Half Term Fun

In need of ideas of what to do this February Half Term? Here are a few events taking place in the Chichester District. You can also get engaged with this year's South Downs National Park Dark Skies Festival, which is taking place between the 7th-23rd of February. Get involved in activities such as walking or cycling, attend a stargazing party or go along to one of the daytime events to celebrate the wonderful night skies of our national parks. Treasured Objects activities at Weald & Downland Living Museum Five days of creative family activities, such as: Making a simple picture frame,...
Posted on February 05th 2020Category: Blog

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