Hospitality & Tourism

Christchurch holiday park raised more than £5k for Dorset Mind in 2023

Hoburne Holiday Park in Christchurch raised £5,479 for its nominated charity, Dorset Mind, in 2023. The Hoburne Park team enlisted staff, holiday makers and owners to... READ MORE »

Port looks forward to “another superb year” after welcoming first cruise ship of 2024

Portland Port is predicting “another superb year” after welcoming its first cruise ship of 2024. AIDAsol arrived with more than 2,000 passengers yesterday, marking... READ MORE »

New BID proposal for BCP could see £2 million raised from tourism tax

The first Accommodation Business Improvement District in a coastal destination could be coming to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Around 70 accommodation providers... READ MORE »

New look for local favourite as Hall & Woodhouse finish off £300k refurb at Lytchett Minster pub

Dorset brewers Hall & Woodhouse have completed renovation works at St Peter’s Finger in Lytchett Minster, near Poole. The pub is open once again having undergone a... READ MORE »

BCP Council look to the skies – and local biz – as dates revealed for Bournemouth Air Festival 2024

The date is set for this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival, promising another packed programme of aerobatic displays and on-the-ground entertainment. Returning from... READ MORE »

Five months, 50,000 guests – Rockwater Village enjoys busy launch as locals flock to Branksome

Less than five months after its launch in September 2023, Rockwater Village in Branksome, Poole has already welcomed more than 50,000 guests through its doors. Visitors... READ MORE »

Cheers Chaplins! Charities benefit after pub tastes success in Community Hero awards

Two good causes are toasting the success of a Boscombe pub after it was shortlisted in the Community Hero category of the Great British Pub Awards. Arts charity Vita Nova... READ MORE »

Awards honour ‘amazing variety & quality’ of Dorset tourism as businesses bounce back

Businesses from across the county came together last week for the 11th annual Dorset Tourism Awards at Weymouth Pavilion. Around 260 winners and sponsors were there to... READ MORE »

Second Bournemouth Writing Festival promises to be a bestseller with over 100 events and activities

This year’s Bournemouth Writing Festival is on course to be a real best-seller. More than 100 events and activities are being lined up to fire the imagination and... READ MORE »

"New and different" hospitality venue says its approach is proving to be a big hit

A new hospitality venue says its blend of dining, drinking, entertainment and wellness activities is bringing something new to the sector - and proving a hit. Rockwater... READ MORE »