More than 4,000 newly-published travel guides highlighting the delights of Eastbourne are being sent out.

Copies of the Group Travel Guide 2003 are being sent to coach firms and holiday organisers to boost Eastbourne's tourist industry.

The guide contains information on hotels, attractions, restaurants and shows at the town's theatres.

The 24-page guide has also been distributed to UK coach companies, tour operators, language schools and British Tourist Authority offices in all five continents.