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Is the i360 in trouble?

24th July 2019 |

After news emerged this week that the council have had to defer a loan repayment from the i360, it sparks debate as to whether the 162 metre observation tower is in trouble.

Having missed £1.342 million of a scheduled payment … Read More

Brighton tourism performs best despite regional hit in visitor numbers

13th November 2018 |

Brighton and Hove’s tourism performed the best in terms of trips and expenditure despite the regional decline across the South East of England.


New figures released by the Tourism South East Research Unit state the city attracted a total of … Read More

City Council To Discuss Major Tourism Masterplan

27th September 2018 |

Brighton and Hove City thrives on tourism, yet the economic benefit of this will come under scrutiny today (27th September) as talks go ahead regarding a five-year tourist masterplan.

Tourism can only truly benefit locals if employment is able to … Read More

Airbnb Listings Just Under a Third of the Size of Brighton’s Hotel Sector

10th July 2018 |

Airbnb has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. It often gives guests the opportunity to find far cheaper rooms, often in places where there is no viable form of accommodation. It also gives hosts a chance … Read More

i360 Successfully Defers Repayments to December Amid Criticism

29th June 2018 |

The i360 recently received a wave of local criticism. The attraction has been said by many to have fallen short of expectations, leading to a request to restructure their payment plan with the council. This alleged failure even led the … Read More

What’s on in Brighton? The Best of 22nd-24th June

19th June 2018 |

Another sunny weekend is on it’s way, so as usual, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled the best of what Brighton’s got to offer!

Gladstonebury Festival – Friday 22nd June

Glastonbury may not be on this year … Read More

New Seafront Outdoor Pool Set to “Revitalise” Madeira Drive

14th June 2018 |

Sea Lanes hope to transform the seafront with their ambitious project.

Brighton’s seafront is a vibrant hub.

From the beloved Pier, local restaurants and pubs, and the i360, there is so much to do and see.

However, the company We … Read More

Lack of Success of i360 Leaves Owners Looking to Delay Repayments

6th June 2018 |

It has been reported in a number of local media outlets that The i360, the Brighton seafront attraction sponsored by British Airways, has not performed as well commercially as had been hoped. The attraction was received with some scepticism upon … Read More

Latest Figures Show Brighton & Hove’s Tourism Sector Going From Strength to Strength

12th January 2018 |

Latest figures released by Tourism South East show that Brighton & Hove attracted a total of around 11,234,000 visitors in 2016, an increase of 6.4% on 2015.

On a regional and national level, the overall picture shows that Brighton & Hove is … Read More

Beach Hut Price Increases Could Mean Higher Fees

9th January 2018 |

Plans to raise the transfer and licence fees on the city’s 459 beach huts on Hove seafront are to be considered by councillors.

At present, owners of the privately owned huts pay an annual licence fee of £367.20 for having … Read More