tourism

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

Authored by Mary

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 just about everything we do, this autumn is the time to explore off the beaten track and see what...

Partial view of the existing Collacott solar array on land adjacent to the proposed new solar farm

CPRE Devon set to object to plans for a ‘monstrous’ solar farm - Devon’s biggest to date - straddling a major tourist route

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE says the proposal to build a massive solar farm between Barnstaple and Bideford in North Devon, on agricultural land adjoining the touristic route to Newquay, is nothing short of ‘monstrous’.

Bristol-based Aura Power has submitted an application to build a solar installation to the west and north-east of Litchardon Cross, sited between...

New guidance produced for visitors to the South West

Authored by Mary

ourism businesses, public health and local authorities from across the South of England have banded together in a broad partnership to produce guidance for visitors about COVID19.

A ‘tourist charter’ has been devised by the group, which is based on the experiences of the Isle of Wight’s recent test and trace pilot.

It gives simple advice to would-be visitors from booking...

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider Pitchup.com has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now Pitchup.com ’s second best selling UK destination behind neighbouring Cornwall, with camping and caravanning bookings through the site bringing in more than £2.8 million to the local economy, equating to...

Gold and silver for Kitley House Hotel in Devon Tourism Awards

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel is celebrating having won Gold and Silver in the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2019. The four* hotel at Yealmpton, near Plymouth, was delighted to win Gold as ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ against stiff competition from other leading businesses, and also scooped Silver in the ‘Business Events Venue’ category.

Kitley House Hotel received its two sparkling Dartington...

Kitley House Hotel is 2x finalist in 2019 Devon Tourism Awards

Authored by sharon goble

2019 has been an award-winning year for Kitley House at Yealmpton and the hotel is now in the running for Gold in this year’s Devon Tourism Awards – in not one but two categories.

Following a meeting of the judging panel last week, Kitley is through to the finals in Wedding Venue of the Year and Business Events Venue of the Year. The Devon Tourism Awards are now in their 10th year and...

Visitor coach facilities help Plymouth get on map

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth’s project to create better facilities for coach tours has led to the city being shortlisted as a coach friendly destination in the British Coach Tourism Awards.

The Council embarked a package of works designed to create a better welcome for coach passengers coming to Britain’s Ocean City with its new multi-million coach station in the West End.

As part of the project,...

Plymouth to host major tourism conference

Authored by News Desk

Tourism leaders from around the country will be arriving in Plymouth on 7th February for a milestone birthday party.

Members of one of the UK’s leading tourism trade associations, Ukinbound, have picked the city to host their 40th birthday celebrations, as well as their annual convention.

More than 250 UKinbound members will be arriving in Britain’s Ocean City for the...

Record year for tourism in South Devon

Authored by ewandavy

Latest figures from Visit South Devon reveal that 2016 was an exceptional year for tourism with visitors to www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk up more than 7% on 2015, accounting for just shy of 870,000 site visits over the past twelve months.

Combined with day trips and overnight stays, Visit South Devon predicts that tourism in East Devon, Mid Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge could...

New look for South Devon tourism

Authored by ewandavy

Visit South Devon has today unveiled a new look brand and refreshed website for tourism in South Devon, embracing tourism businesses and destinations across East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and South Hams. Created following its merger with Heart of Devon, the new brand, developed by Exeter brand agency, ‘Believe in’, is designed to create an evocative link between the shores and countryside...

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