The future’s looking bright for investors in tourism in Sussex


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With its swathes of golden sand, varied stretches of beautiful coastline and mile upon mile of unspoilt landscapes to explore, it’s easy to see why more and more tourists are choosing to holiday in Sussex., the self-catering cottages agency with over 35 years experience in the industry, can see real potential in the area.

Director James Morris says “We are delighted to be receiving so many enquiries from customers wanting to holiday in Sussex. It’s an incredible county and we’re looking forward to welcoming on board more property owners in the area to meet the increase in demand in 2014.”

Sussex is benefitting from the national increase in people choosing UK holidays over foreign destinations. The UK now ranks as the 5th most competitive tourism destination in the world, as reported by the Tourism Alliance. There were 6% more overseas visitors in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Sussex has certainly captured the attention of holiday makers, with a 10% increase in holiday trip spend between 2011 and 2012 according to a study by tourism South East. Tourists are attracted to the vibrant hotspots of Brighton and Hove, drawn in by the cosmopolitan buzz and abundance of culture. Chichester too, has not passed beneath the tourism radar, its listed building lined streets attracting over 5 million visitors each year.

All these extra tourists are great news for owners of holiday properties in the area and with over 4 million visitors to their website in 2013, is well-placed to ensure that your cottage is exposed to tourists looking for their perfect accommodation.

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The company began 2014 on a high, receiving a Gold Trusted Merchant Award for great customer service by independent review company, Feefo, with a superb overall rating of 98%.

It’s clear that customers have reason to be confident in the service they receive from, so what can you expect as an owner of a Sussex holiday cottage joining their impressive portfolio of over 1,700 cottages across the UK?

Your cottage will be inspected by an individually assigned a Property Manager from’s dedicated team. They will conduct a free appraisal to explain everything clearly, building an honest working relationship and acting as a direct contact to answer any queries you may have.

Stacie Harding, Property Manager says: “We understand that letting a property that you have put so much time and effort into can be a stressful experience. We aim to work closely with owners to remove the hassle, and deal quickly and professionally with any queries they may have.”

The company has built their brand on providing a personal service to owners and customers. This includes making sure that owners receive payment in advance and making it easy for them to track bookings with access to a bespoke owner account. Owners also benefit from professional photography to market their property to its full potential on the website and in printed brochures.

So, with the future looking bright for tourism in Sussex, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of’s increased investment in the region and ride the wave of success that is UK tourism together.

If you are interested in joining’s portfolio of Sussex properties, contact their friendly property team on 01237 426 264.