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 is in a good position to welcome back visitors

Authored by Mary

Devon is in a good position to start welcoming back visitors from July 4th in line with the Government’s target providing the low trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council, one of England’s 11 Beacon Councils who will be leading the future local management of Covid-19 in partnership with the Government, said: “All the evidence from our Public Health...

Stay away from Devon says county council

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has sent an all-party message to holidaymakers and second home owners: Stay away from the South West during the current crisis.

And the council is calling for much tougher penalties to be imposed on people who flout the rules.

Council leader John Hart said he was planning to meet the leaders and chief executives of all Devon's district councils to...

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now ’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...

Minute's silence for Tunisia dead

Authored by George Dawson

A national silence of one minute will be held today at 12pm in a mark of respect who lost their lives in the Tunisia beach attack.

The bodies of 17 of the 30 British victims have been returned to the UK and more are expected to be repatriated on today and tomorrow.

They were among the 38 holidaymakers who were killed by Seifeddine Rezgui when he opened fire in the resort of...

Can you spot an outsider?

Authored by Marc Astley

The majority of Devonians can spot an outsider moving to the area in as little as five minutes, a new study reveals.

To fit in with the locals, those moving to the area need to ditch designer gear in favour of hardy wellies, stop being in a hurry, and start using words like “reet” (translation: “alright?”) and “cho” (translation: “cheerio”).

The findings come from a unique...

Social media and the average British tourist

Authored by Mary

A third of British holiday-makers have confessed to spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat while on a getaway than talking to their travel companions.

It seems tropical climes and exotic sights are still not enough to lure us away from the temptation to post a gloating beach selfie or boastful status update to our friends’ newsfeeds back home. Women are most likely to...

Plymouth home to accessible visitor attractions

Authored by Mary

Visitors to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, can enjoy many days out with the whole family as some of the most popular attractions cater for all.

Martyn Sibley, presenter of ‘Access all areas’ for Disability Horizons, recently visited Plymouth to see how accessible the city’s visitor attractions are.

Touring the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Boat Tours, National...

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