30/09/14 Sign Up For My Kent Big Weekend - Calling tourism businesses

Visit Kent has announced the dates for the 2015 My Kent Big Weekend and is calling on the county’s tourist attractions, venues and destinations to get involved.

For the ninth year, tourism champion Visit Kent is teaming up with Kent’s attractions to help local people experience new attractions and discover hidden gems, and to share their experiences with friends and family.

Next year’s event will be held on 21st & 22nd March, and Visit Kent hopes to build on the record-breaking success of the 2014 event, which saw 123 of Kent’s visitor attractions and destinations signing up and 116,414 applications from the public for more than 21,000 free tickets to participating attractions.

The event heralds the start of the 2015 visitor season for the county, and its success has seen it incorporated into the English Tourism Week celebrations across the country.

Sandra Matthews-Marsh, chief executive at Visit Kent, said: “The My Kent Big Weekend has become hugely important in showcasing the county’s amazing array of visitor attractions and activities to local people, who are then able to recommend the great places on their doorstep to friends and relatives when they visit.”

As well as involving castles, wildlife animal parks and steam train attractions, Visit Kent also urges museums, adult education centres, sports facilities and country parks to get involved.

As well as being marketed through the event’s media partners, Visit Kent also showcases the attractions involved via its award-winning website, social media channels and selected marketing campaigns.

Tourism businesses, attractions and destinations of all sizes can sign up now for My Kent Big Weekend 2015. To find out more, go to www.visitkentbusiness.co.uk and visit the latest news section.