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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...

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...

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...

The NHS in Devon is here for you – reassurance as county prepares to welcome summer visitors

Authored by Mary

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season.

With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians are welcoming visitors attracted by the county’s glorious coastline and stunning countryside.

Doctors are encouraging everyone in the county to stay alert...

Residents and visitors urged to continue to follow coronavirus guidelines as holiday peak hits Devon

Authored by Mary

As schools close for the summer and the holiday season gets fully underway, the South West is calling on residents and visitors alike to play their part in keeping the region COVID-safe this summer.

Following the opening up of the hospitality and tourist sector two weeks ago, levels of infection and new cases in the South West have continued to remain among the lowest in the country...

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 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...

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...

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