2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. We worked closely alongside Visit Hampshire, VisitBritain and VisitEngland to ensure this was a key news story for the world’s media.
Comprehensive press trip programme including working with VisitBritain on a ‘long and short haul’ press visit involving representatives from Japan, Russia, China, the US, Canada and Norway, as well as teaming up with VisitEngland to host some of the UK’s largest influencers as part of a group press trip.
“An additional net of 265,500 visitors were attracted to Hampshire specifically because of the Jane Austen 200 events and activities in the summer of 2017. This resulted in an additional 69,600 bed nights in Hampshire, and an additional direct spend of £13.7 million”
Results included a 370 million estimated international media reach; £21 million estimated total economic impact to local tourism, organisations and businesses; 265,000 additional visitors participating in #JaneAusten200 events; 69,000 additional hospitality bedroom bookings
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