Tourism South East

Tourism South East

May 11, 2009 04:00 ET

Paste Your Faces With Tourism South East!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 11, 2009) -

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Send one of our fabulous e-postcards to your friends and save cash on travel, hotel stays, family days out and attractions in South East England!

Visit www.familyfundayssoutheastengland.co.uk

With summer and the long school holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to keep your little angels entertained - with days out, holidays and activities you can actually afford!

And as so many families are feeling the pinch and looking to take their holidays in the UK, Tourism South East is offering another helping hand in the form of fun e-postcards that are not only guaranteed to make your friends smile, but are also loaded with attractive money-off vouchers for you to enjoy!

Paste Your Faces!, the latest initiative in Tourism South East's 'Winning in Recession' campaign, features a set of four fabulous cartoon e-cards offering consumers fantastic discounts for family days out and attractions when they send their personalised cards on to their friends.

Visit www.familyfundayssoutheastengland.co.uk to see our choice of four brilliant e-cards, all featuring family cartoon background scenes with face cut-outs to make your own! Send your friends a personalised greetings e-postcard and you'll instantly receive money-off vouchers for top attractions in the South East! It's fast, it's easy, it's great fun...and it's free!

Simply upload your family's photos - your kids' cheeky little faces, and Mum and Dad or grandparents or aunts and uncles - onto the e-card with cartoon scene of your choice. Pictures upload in seconds and you can adjust your photos to fit the cartoon characters' faces perfectly.

Marwell Wildlife, England's top adventure and conservation park; Sussex Tourism; luxury hotel group, Four Pillars Hotels, and Red Funnel Ferries have joined forces to offer a host of bumper, money-off deals and top prizes to put the fun back into family travel and days out this summer - without breaking the bank!

Paste your little monkeys' faces onto Marwell Wildlife's e-card, send it to your friends and family and you'll instantly receive a 20% off voucher for Marwell's catering outlets, and a 20% discount on merchandise purchased in The Ark Gift Shop.

Or give your friends a treat with VisitSussex's funny e-card from Brighton Beach. You'll get a fistful of fabulous offers, including 2-for-1 tickets and 'kids go free' passes for the popular City Sightseeing Brighton tour, 1/3 off at Airworks Paragliding Centre, 20% off at Sailnet UK, and 10% off at Terre a Terre - Brighton's celebrated vegetarian restaurant.

Dreaming of a weekend break in a luxury hotel? Paste your faces onto Four Pillars Hotels' magic bed and you'll instantly get a voucher for 2 nights' B&B for 75 pounds per person in a single room or sharing a double or twin room at the Four Pillars Hotel of your choice. Children stay free in their parents' room or you can get a free upgrade to a family room as required.

And finally, you'll get a cool 10% off day return ferry travel between Southampton and East Cowes, for a car and up to six passengers, when you download and send Red Funnel's Isle of Wight festival e-card.

These amazing money-off vouchers are instantly generated when you send your e-card. Simply print them out and present them upon entry or when booking the attraction of your choice.

All vouchers are valid until 30th June 2009.

And for an added treat, all customers who download and send on their e-postcards will be automatically entered into our fantastic Golden Ticket Prize Draw. The range of top prizes up for grabs includes...

- Free weekend breaks at Four Pillars Hotels in Oxford, The Cotswolds, Thames Valley and Bristol, including 2 nights' accommodation in a standard room for 2 people with three-course dinner, English breakfast and use of the leisure facilities.

- Free Family Passes for Marwell Wildlife for 2 adults and 2 children.

- A free return (up to 5 days) vehicle ferry crossing from Southampton to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel for a standard car and 6 passengers

- A pair of Two-Day or Period Return Red Jet tickets on the Southampton to Cowes Hi-Speed service, courtesy of Red Funnel.

- Free Family Day Pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Borde Hill Gardens plus a two-course lunch for four at Jeremy's restaurant.

Winners will be selected every week during the course of the campaign and all Golden Ticket prizes are valid until December 2009.

Note to editors

Background

Tourism South East (TSE) is the regional tourism board for South East England - a partnership of private enterprise, local government and the regional development agency (SEEDA), and is the driving force for increasing performance and innovation in tourism. Representing over 2000 members from all sectors of the industry, TSE is the largest tourism organisation in the UK outside London. The region is made up of the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, and Surrey.

'Paste Your Faces!' is part of TSE's current campaign, featuring a united 'beat the recession' set of initiatives with money-off vouchers and discounts offered by tourism partners from hotel groups to attractions in all nine counties. Many more great offers are currently available at www.southeastoffers.com, which features a comprehensive selection of family-focused deals from hotel stays to restaurants and tourist attractions. New offers will be posted every week on www.southeastoffers.com for the duration of the campaign, which runs until 30th June 2009.

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