Eastbourne Hospitality Association

Taking Pride in Eastbourne

Email: mail@eastbournehotels.org.uk | Tel / Fax: 01323 726756

Member Benefits

 

Eastbourne has over over 105 hotels and guesthouses and an additional 144 self catering/holiday units which equates to over 3500 guest bedrooms. The vast majority of these establishments are members of the EHA. Eastbourne has the second largest number of independently owned properties in the country. The EHA’s aim is to unite these independent businesses so that as an industry we have one voice and can work together to ensure Eastbourne’s future success as a premier seaside resort.

Benefits for accommodation providers include:-

  • Participation in a Tourism Passport scheme to allow your guests to receive discounts in restaurants, attractions and shops in Eastbourne
  • Discounts to advertise in the Eastbourne Guide and therein access council tourism services including membership to the Conference scheme
  • Discounts with various trade members
  • Access to the Daily Bulletin from Eastbourne Tourism to give to guests
  • General business support and assistance with individual and specific queries.
  • Annual quality inspection (if needed)
  • Access to use quality benchmark stickers/plaques
  • Weekly E-newsletters highlighting news from around the town and signposting any legislative changes to the industry
  • Access to an emergency message system
  • Regular meetings with other members to discuss issues of the day
  • Social get togethers
  • A voice to lobby on all aspects of tourism (EBC, Chamber of Commerce, East Sussex County Council, Government)
  • Affiliation to the British Hospitality Association (BHA) – National tourism organisation who lobby on all issues direct to government and have representation on various parliamentary consultation and advisory committees
  • Being part of an association to promote tourism with a unified voice
  • The EHA is regarded as a Key Stake Holder in the town and sits on different committees and is consulted on all issues. By being a member you get access to this this status

 

Benefits for Trade Members include:-

  • As well as any relevant benefits above:
  • Access to the accommodation providers
  • The ability to give presentations and have trade stalls at meetings
  • Entry into the EHA Handbook
  • In order to join a trade member needs to be recommended. Word of mouth through the Association is the best and most effective way in which to increase your business

 

Benefits for Restaurant and Attraction Members include:-

  • As well as any relevant benefits above:
  • Access to joining the Passport scheme which gets exposure to guests via the EHA accommodation network
  • Potential Selection for men and ladies’ social events
  • Access to the accommodation providers
  • Ability to give presentations and have trade stalls at meetings
  • Entry into the EHA Handbook
  • In order to join, a restaurant or attraction needs to be recommended. Word of mouth through the Association is the best and most effective way in which to increase your business.