Tours are tailored to your requirements and are available for group bookings only. Please contact me with a date and number of participants, for a quote.
Brighton For Tourism Students
My forte is tailoring any tour to your requirements, as closely as possible, while making the tour entertaining as well as informative. Whatever course your students are on, I can ensure they get the most from their visit. An explanation of Brighton's role in the development of seaside resorts (it was one of the very first) always goes down well. A look at the Brighton Centre (exterior) and why it was the first purpose built conference centre in the UK . The accommodation providers, from B & B to five star luxury. What sort of visitors come to Brighton now, compared with those in the past? A tour can include the pier, seafront, Lanes, Royal Pavilion, etc, and if you have a coach, also the Brighton Marina. As a tourism professional for the last twenty five years, I've worked as courier, tour manager, rep. and local guide so am happy to include information on what this work really is like. I can bring with me a selection of visual material to show the students, and point them in the right direction if they are working on a project. This might be the students only opportunity to benefit from the services of a Blue Badge guide, it will be well worth it.
Just give me details of the module you are working on, and what you want from me, I'll do the rest.
"The students really enjoyed their visit and found the information you provided to be invaluable to them"
- Course co-ordinator, Leisure and Tourism. Merton College, Surrey
A Seaside Stroll
There's more to the seafront than meets the eye. This walk explores the two levels, the upper road and the lower traffic free esplanade.
Who built the wonderful hotels and what were they like when they opened 150 years ago? Which arch made national news when it was home to the beatnicks in the 1960s? What were the original uses of the arches which are now home to cafes, pubs, souvenir shops. Contrast their appearance now, with what they were like in early photos. A cafe was originally the Fish Market, a gym was the Shelter Hall, one of the restaurants was built as changing rooms, and a bar was built as the lavatories. Hear the stories behind the facades and how visitors used to be enetertained. This walk can be as long or as short as you wish.