The terrible weather over the May bank holiday weekend cost businesses in Bournemouth an estimated £2 million. Tens of thousands of visitors cancelled or cut short their stays, and half the resort's 16, 000 hotel rooms were empty on Sunday night.
From Southend Airport in Essex, easyJet is adding services to Geneva and Venice.
The overall route expansion has added more than 230,000 seats to easyJet's winter 2012 schedule, which now extends to 280 routes.
People keen to delve beneath the streets of Brighton can once again book tours of its world famous Victorian sewers.
The guided trips through the labyrinth of tunnels have been running for more than 50 years with celebrity visitors such as Paul O’Grady and Suggs from Madness.
Stuart Slark, Southern Water tour guide, said: “The tours are extremely popular and people never cease to be amazed by what they see."
Hotels across the South are offering special discounts to encourage holidaymakers to stay at home. This comes as Bournemouth is voted the best beach in the South. A TV campaign is being launched today.
Hotels across the country will be offering discounts to help boost business in some of the most popular tourist destinations, including the South's holiday hotspots in Kent, Oxford, Sussex and Dorset. It comes as Bournemouth has been named best British beach in a new survey.
There is a warning one hundred and forty thousand jobs are at risk unless Heathrow expands. The GMB and Unite unions, supported by the Institute of Directors say tourism, exports and foreign investment will also be hit over the next decade if a third runway is not built.
Unions are warning of major job losses if Heathrow Airport does not expand.