Holidays & Travel

Is East Devon the South West’s best kept secret for holiday makers?

The South West might be Britain’s premier holiday region full of world-class tourist attractions, unique food and drink and breathtaking scenery, but with it comes overcrowded hotspots as tourists seek alternatives to cancelled overseas trips. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lurk over...

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Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Authored by Mary

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Stagecoach SW announce reintroduction of Golden Hop open tops to Torbay

Authored by Mary

Days by the sea are about to get better with the reintroduction of Stagecoach’s Golden Hop open tops featuring the friendly bus hoppers! After much anticipation the route in Torbay will be back from 1st August, connecting Babbacombe, St Marychurch, Torquay Harbour, Paignton and Paignton Zoo, 7 days a week.

The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions...

Cary Arms & Spa, Peter de Savary

South West tops England for 8th year in National Tourism Awards

Authored by News Desk

The finalists for the national VisitEngland awards have been announced and the South West’s position as England’s top region for quality have been further reinforced with 13 of the 53 finalists.

Nominations for the national awards were put forward following the South West Tourism Excellence awards in Exeter Cathedral in February, following a record year for the awards with 773...

All smiles as top Devon park's delighted guests return

Authored by Mary

They may now clap their hands instead of shouting "Bingo!", and order their food on apps - but guests at Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Devon couldn't be more delighted to be back.

That's the finding of director Zoe House who says that she and her team have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and thanks received from customers since re-opening.

The Budleigh Salterton...

Bhanu Choudhrie’s Alpha Aviation Uses Flight Simulators for New Pilot Training and Experienced Pilots Meeting Recency Requirements

Authored by Sarah Parker

The world is reeling from the COVID-19 outbreak. There have been widespread epidemics in the past, but this is the first pandemic in more than 100 years. Across the globe, people have been ordered to stay in their homes. Businesses have been forced to shut their doors. For some companies and corporations, the losses from what they thought would be a temporary closure turned out to be so great...

Gloucester named best holiday spot in the South West

Authored by News Desk

Gloucester is the best destination for those looking to holiday in the South West this year, as the city boasts the best value for money when it comes to sun hours and temperatures across the region, new research shows.

The Sun For Your Spend analysis, conducted by holiday letting agency Island Cottage Holidays , uses Met Office data and Tourism Office costings to calculate which...

Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport announces Exeter-Belfast City Airport route

Authored by Mary

Exeter Airport is to see the introduction of a service to Belfast City Airport from 28 August 2020 it was announced today.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.

The airline will operate up to 4 weekly return flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport this autumn with fares starting from £34.99 one...

Falcon, South West

Stagecoach South West announces major uplift to it’s Falcon Coach service in the South West

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach South West has announced that, with more people travelling for business, retail and leisure, from 27th July 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their popular Falcon coach services, seeing the route return to 100% service levels. The South West Falcon is an innovative interurban coach service that connects Plymouth, Exeter, Cullompton and Taunton with Bristol Airport and...

Latest bus timetables available online

Authored by Mary

Bus passengers are able to access the latest timetable information on “e-booklets” published online.

The timetables, covering all of the districts across the county and all service operators, have been published online on Devon County Council’s Travel Devon website .

The information is the most up-to-date available, but service times can change.

The website has...

How to plan your Spain tour yourself

Authored by Sarah Parker

Spain is one of the most popular and diverse travel destinations in the world. This is reason enough to get into the rental car and explore the geographically and culturally different regions on your own. Here are a few tips on how to easily plan your tour of Spain yourself and introduce you to the most beautiful car routes on the Spanish mainland.

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