‘Bursting with pride’ Swan House scores a hat trick

Swan House Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Hastings old town has scooped another prestigious tourism award. For the third time it has picked up Gold in the Beautiful South Awards an awards scheme open to tourism businesses across not just 1066 country but the whole of the south east. It’s the third time […]

Open topped bus set to be a big draw for tourists this summer

Seeing the sites of Hastings and St Leonards just got easier thanks to a new open top bus service launched by Stagecoach earlier this month. The open top bus will start and finish at Combe Haven Holiday Park and run between Harley Shute and Hastings Old Town. The journey will take in venues including the […]

Phew – what a scorcher it was (in more ways than one)

Could Hastings be set to have a scorching hot summer of trade and tourism? If the momentum of this year’s May Day celebrations are anything to go by then that is certainly on the cards. Last Monday around 45,000 bikes came to Hastings, and during the morning there were 5,000 people per hour arriving at […]

Publicity that money just can’t buy – Hastings wows Ostend crowds

Hastings was centre stage at a major maritime exhibition in Ostend, Belgium, last week. ‘Oostende voor Anker’ attracts around 250 000 visitors from across northern Europe, and Hastings’ marketing team was invited to attend by the show’s organisers. As well as members of the council’s tourism team promoting Hastings, John ‘Tush’ and Pat Hamilton, who […]