Services 01.08.2019

London Gatwick airport unveils local tourist attractions to international travellers

The ‘Gateway Gatwick’ group, comprising London Gatwick airport, integrated into VINCI Airports’ global network this year, and local tourism partners, has compiled a series of guides recommending where the 5.5 million international visitors who travel through London Gatwick annually should visit.

These guides allow to showcase the south east region of England to the world and demonstrate the benefits of London Gatwick as a gateway to the region’s visitor economy. This builds on research showing overseas visitors travelling through London Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights and £1.3 billion in the region annually while supporting 5,100 jobs in the South East, excluding London. This work done in collaboration with local communities illustrates VINCI Airports’ long term commitment to enhance the regions served, by making mobility a driver of economic and social development.

Bespoke itineraries within the guides, also organized by thematic ("Active outdoors", "Amazing gardens", "Castles and Stately Homes", "English Wine", "Gin and Ale"), advise time-pressed tourists on how they can get the most from the local area. Advices include where to visit with three hours available, four hours available, five hours available, six hours available right up to 12 hours.

Local attractions recommended by the guides include Arundel Castle, West Sussex, Hever Castle, West Kent, Seven Sisters, East Sussex, Surrey as well as the South Downs National Park or Surrey Hills amongst others.
These new itineraries will be showcased within Gatwick’s terminals, on its website and promoted through social media to help drive international visitors to outstanding tourist attractions on the airport’s doorstep.