About us

The Experience West Sussex Partnership is the central voice for tourism development in the region. Experience West Sussex Partnership is focused on supporting sustainable economic growth for our visitor economy. As a partnership organisation, we work strategically and collaboratively to ensure the region is promoted widely to domestic and international markets.

The Partnership consists of Adur District Council, Arun District Council, Chichester District Council, Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council, Worthing Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the Coastal West Sussex Partnership.  We deliver collective value through leadership, industry intelligence, knowledge share, destination development, inspirational marketing and wider collaboration for the benefit of the West Sussex visitor economy.

We work with a variety of stakeholders including the Coast To Capital Growth Hub, South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Sussex universities, Gatwick Airport, GTR and neighbouring destination management organisations to maximise results.

Your West Sussex - Weir Wood Nature Reserve
Three young boys running and playing in the country

Sussex Visitor Economy Development

Sussex Visitor Economy Initiative (SVEI), has been developed in response to the impact of the pandemic, underpinned by a recognition of the opportunities that cross-county working brings to support recovery and future growth of the sector.

Tulips in front of Arundel Castle's gardens

EWS Strategic Plan

Experience West Sussex Partnership Strategic Priorities & Objectives – April 2022 to March 2024

West Sussex Visitor Economy Data

Tinwood Lodges pictured in the countryside

West Sussex 2019 Data report

Experience West Sussex – 2019

A family and dog on the sandy beach in West Sussex

West Sussex 2020 Data report

Experience West Sussex – 2020

Three women exploring Parham House and gardens in summer

West Sussex 2021 Data report

Experience West Sussex – 2021