Information and news for Arun District tourism businesses

Information logoSussex by the Sea Tourism businesses - this page is for you! 

Find the latest useful information for local tourism businesses in and around the Arun District in Sussex by the Sea. Keep coming back as more information is regularly added.

Sussex by the Sea online tourist information logoWho are we?

'Sussex by the Sea' is the official tourism 'brand' of Arun District Council, and is used to promote this beautiful part of West Sussex and it's tourism businesses; to residents in and visitors to: Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and the villages of the Arun District. 
Arun District Council logoTourism is an integral part of the Arun District Council's Economy Group, the team looking after the Business and Regeneration of the district. Take a look and find out what we do

If you own or represent a tourism business or organisation, whether it be as an accommodation; attraction; food and drink;  retailer; conference; venue; transport or event organiser please email with any queries.



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Latest Advice for Hospitality & Tourism Businesses

We understand that all businesses including those in the hospitality, culture and tourism sectors will have justified worries and concerns on how the coronavirus outbreak could affect your business. 

Please see the list below of the best official places to obtain the latest advice.


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The Business Partnership Newsletter is always exceptionally helpful - and even more so at this time!

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The April edition is out now so email Miriam to be sent your copy direct to your email inbox.



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Read the latest  Arun District Council Guidance for Businesses & Employers includes:

Business advice links to relevant UK Government Coronavirus pages

And links to helpful advice from the Council for local businesses, on the Business Rates and Business Support COVID-19  page.

EVENT ORGANISERS!  Be sure to read the LATEST ADVICE AND MESSAGE from Arun District Council

Follow Arun District Council on Facebook and Twitter for the very latest messages 





Visit Britain and Visit England logo

For the latest round up of advice specifically for the tourism and hospitality industry please click this link  direct to the LATEST NEWS FROM VISIT BRITAIN / VISITENGLAND



Experience West Sussex Partnership logo A destination partnership delivering collective value through leadership, inspiration and collaboration for the benefit of the West Sussex visitor economy.

Read the latest local and regional business and visitor advice on Covid-19 from the Experience West Sussex Partnership 


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Latest updates and information on COVID-19 from the regional tourism organisation, including more useful links such as ACAS Webinar dates and more.


UK Hospitality LogoUKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.  Read more and Sign up for regular COVID-19 updates logo


Latest advice direct from the HM Government Business Support Page







More information will be added here as we receive updates, so please bookmark this page and revisit regularly.



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message to Visitors, Residents, Event Organisers and Hospitality Businesses

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance

Sadly, all attractions and hospitality businesses are now temporarily closed under UK Government guidance, which is necessarily and constantly evolving.

All residents and visitors with bookings should contact the individual businesses to check their operating status, postponement and cancellation policies.



Please keep up to date with the latest news from our local tourism & hospitality businesses and event organisers via our social media links at Facebook and Twitter

Following the message from the UK Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, ALL  CURRENT public events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.  See the latest Arun District Council message to Event Organisers here

For those events still published on this site for later in the yearplease check with the event organiser direct before travelling.



Read the LATEST  COVID-19 INFORMATION for residents and local businesses 



The Park Authority has developed a new interactive map  to promote food and drink suppliers in and close to the National Park. Many businesses have adapted and are doing deliveries and/or collection only, to connect communities to the range of food and drink on offer. The map also showcases the community support groups who help deliver food & other vital supplies for the Park's rural communities.



Please check:  for  a round up of  and links to the latest  OFFICIAL business advice.



For the latest UK Government announcements and guidance along with lots more information, see


We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Sussex by the Sea soon.

For any tourist information queries, please email  

Visit England's Tourism Business Advice Hub

Visit England Business Advice Hub with clickable link to


Discover help and advice from the national tourist board, Visit England.

"Start your Business", "Tourism Legislation Guide", "Accessibility", "Sustainability" and "Preparing your business to leave the EU"; these are just some of the topics covered. Click the link to the Visit England website to read more




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Arun Business Partnership Awards

Arun Business Partnership Awards 2019 Nominate now!


Enter your business in to the 2020 Arun Business Partnership Awards to show your business is the best of the best in the Arun District.
Closing Date: mid October 2020 
Awards event 13th November 2020

Regional and National Tourism Business Awards

The Beautiful South Tourism Awards Tourism South East - 'The Beautiful South' Tourism Awards 

Plan to enter the 2020 awards or nominate your favourite tourism business. 


There are categories for all tourism and hospitality businesses and previous entrants have said entering the awards is a great way to get feedback and PR as well as helping to improve their business. 


Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020 logo


National 'Visit England' Awards

Winners of the 'Beautiful South' Awards will have the option of their forms and judging reports being submitted for consideration in the national Visit England awards.

Visit England Tourism Superstar Award logo

The Tourism Superstar Award

A special award for individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure visitors to England have an unforgettable experience.  
The 2020 nomination deadline is now passed, but why not read about the proces and the winners  - and consider a 2021 nomination?