Holidays & Travel

Stay Travel Savvy this Sunshine Saturday

With many travel operators like First Choice and easyJet holidays offering low-cost deals to fill the gap left after Thomas Cook’s collapse in 2019, this year’s Sunshine Saturday could be the biggest and busiest ever.

Consumer awareness champion is urging...

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker


Revealed: A Third of UK Tourists Suffer with Items Stolen on Holiday

Authored by MFoster

a recent study conducted by luxury travel company, eShores, shows that a third of UK tourists have had their belongings stolen while on holiday.

The study asked 1250 holidaymakers information about which destination they have had belongings stolen, what items they’ve had stolen, and the value of their loss. This gave shocking insights into the scale of theft while on holiday, with 58%...

Visit Devon Nominated for 2016 Travel Award

Authored by Mary

Visit Devon has been nominated for the Best UK Holiday County or Destination in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards (BTAs).

The winners will be determined by the consumer, who has until 30 September to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 23 November 2016.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive...

Plymouth puts away the pounds

Authored by Mary

Holidaymakers from Plymouth are amongst the most likely of all British tourists to make sacrifices before they go on holiday for an extra special break.

According to research from travel price comparison website, TravelSupermarket, into Brits’ holiday habits, over half (54 per cent) say they make small changes to their spending habits so they have extra money to treat themselves when...

Campaign launches to get Brits to ‘holiday at home’

Authored by Mary

In the run-up to May half-term and the summer holiday season VisitEngland has launched its largest domestic marketing campaign for 2016 to promote amazing ‘moments’ that can only be experienced on a trip across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The four-week #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ TV, digital and print campaign, part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign, uses film...

Survey shows new UK holiday trend

Authored by Mary

A new survey by and reveals the true cost of term time holiday penalties - and how families plan to save hundreds of pounds by holidaying in the UK this year.

Families across the UK say it's costing them an average of £873 more per year to take a holiday abroad, since Michael Gove introduced penalties to prevent children being taken out of...

Research reveals UK’s love of walking

Authored by Sarah Parker

For over 52% of Brits, walking is the favourite form of exercise, a study has revealed.

Researchers polled 1,000 people and found that walking tops the list of the nation’s preferred form of exercise, with cycling next in line at 8%, followed by hitting the gym and running. 10% of respondents said they don’t exercise at all.

The UK is clearly a nation of walking lovers too,...

Early May bank holiday weekend: Brits opt for seaside breaks

Authored by News Desk

The first of the May Bank Holidays is almost here, offering Brits the perfect chance to enjoy a three-day break. What are the most popular Bank Holiday destinations for Brits – and how to find cheap last minute deals to get there? The travel search engine reveals the trending destinations for this weekend. Britain’s seaside towns: a close getaway for the Bank Holiday weekend...

More choice for Devon’s sun-seekers

Authored by Mary

Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Exeter airport for their summer 2017 flying programme.

This includes new 10 and 11 night durations to Lanzarote as well as an additional seasonal flight to Tenerife which gives greater choice and flexibility to holidaymakers flying from the South West.

The move to introduce new routes is part of the holiday...

Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon

Authored by News Desk

Here in Devon we are proud of our beautiful landscapes that offer all of us the opportunity to get outdoors and soak up the delicious views.

Just in time for the summer season a new book is coming out which will provide everyone with the chance to get out and explore the wonderful area.

Entitled "Wild Swimming Walks - Dartmoor and South Devon, 28 Lake, River and Beach Days Out...

Zoo staff get on their bikes

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Torbay Council’s sustainable travel team, Travel Torbay, are launching a new initiative with local businesses to encourage their staff to leave the car at home and cycle to work instead.

This new initiative, which is called Bikes for Business, is offering local companies the opportunity to obtain free reconditioned bikes that can be passed onto staff to increase sustainable travel to...