tourism

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...

Major tourism convention to take place in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

UKinbound has announced that Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, will host for the first time, next year’s milestone 40thAnniversary Annual Convention, which will take place from 08-10 February 2017.

As part of UKinbound’s ongoing dedication to promote driving tourism outside of London and across the UK, the trade association has picked Plymouth to host 2017’s ceremonial Annual Convention...

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...

Key partners to work together towards Mayflower 400 and beyond

Authored by Mary

Key partners across Plymouth have signed an agreement to work closely together in the run up to Mayflower 400 celebrations and well beyond.

A memorandum of understanding is being signed by Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans, Chairman of Destination Plymouth, Duncan Currall, Chairman of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership BID, Chris Arscott and Chairman of Plymouth City Centre...

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