Tourism South East
Tourism South East is the regional tourist board in the South East of England - a partnership of private enterprise, local government and the regional devlopment agency (SEEDA). Tourism South East is a membership-based organisation which exists to stimulate and manage the development of tourism to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to the South East region whilst safeguarding the urban and rural environments on which much of this activity is dependent. This is accomplished through a comprehensive range of activities increasingly developed through partnership arrangements encompassing marketing and promotion, information provision, business advice, training, research, accommodation standards, and tourism policy.
The Board covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. It is a region of rich variety with one of the largest concentrations of tourism activity outside London. In 2004 over 20.5 million staying visitors came to the region. Combined with around 194 million day visitors this accounted for £10.6 billion in expenditure in the region and generated over 225,000 jobs.