James Duddridge MP welcomed c2c's decision to introduce a new "Mini Break" ticket, insisting it would boost Southend's staycation appeal.
The Member of Parliament also reiterated how tourism would play a key part in our town building back better from the pandemic.
Last week, c2c launched a new money-saving Mini Break ticket for customers planning a long weekend in the capital or a seaside break in Southend.
The new Mini Break ticket offers a cheap return option for people staying away up to three nights on a staycation. Available to limited destinations in London and Southend only, the Mini Break ticket works out on average 25% cheaper than buying two Anytime day singles, the rail operator said.
Welcoming the news, James said:
“Tourism is going to play a key part in helping Southend to build back better from the pandemic, and I welcome c2c’s new Mini Break ticket, which will further boost our town’s staycation appeal. Not only that, local people will also benefit from cheaper travel to London if they fancy a stay over in the Capital for a few days this summer.”