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Get Involved With Kent Big Weekend 2018

Tourism businesses are encouraged to get involved with the Kent Big Weekend 2018 which will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March.

The county’s tourist attractions, venues and destinations are invited to be part of this hugely successful campaign by offering free entry to attractions or experiences – such as an afternoon tea or a guided tour.

The Big Weekend is all about giving Kent residents the chance to discover – or rediscover – the array of fantastic things to see and do on their doorstep, and encouraging them to spread the word about their county. This word of mouth recommendation is priceless and participants have said that as a result of taking part in the Big Weekend they are highly likely to return with friends or relatives in the future and to explore more attractions in the area. Businesses also reported an increase in secondary spend.

The 2017 event broke all previous records with 116 attractions donating more than 22,173 pairs of tickets, and there were more than 184,000 applications for tickets. During the campaign the website received more than one million views, tweets reached 601.1k people and press coverage reached over one million people, providing all participating businesses with fantastic free exposure.

To take part, you MUST register your business and upload your ticket allocation before 12th January 2018.

If your business took part last year, you simply need to log in to your account to update your details and upload your ticket offers. If you are new to the Big Weekend, you will need to register your business first. Please contact jim.dawson@visitkent.co.uk to check if your business participated last year or if your main contact has changed.

For further enquiries, please contact Gaelle.Degrange@gotoplaces.co.uk who will be happy to help.

 

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