Destination Plymouth

Plymouth’s visitor coach plans revealed

Authored by Mary

Visitors arriving by coach will be dropped off and picked up at the bottom of Royal Parade as well as on the Barbican as part of the Council’s plans to improve coach services for the city.

The Council will re-engineer the area around the pavements at Derry’s Cross to provide two dedicated locations for coaches to pick up and drop off passengers. There will also be a shelter built for...

Plymouth gets ready to maximise overseas visitor opportunities

Authored by Mary

Special guests will join Destination Plymouth at a conference held at Boringdon Hall next week to discuss how Plymouth can maximise overseas visitor opportunities.

Businesses and students in the tourism and hospitality sector can attend this conference, sponsored by City College Plymouth, taking place on Thursday 26 November from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Chair of Destination Plymouth,...

Visitors spending more in Plymouth

Authored by George Dawson

Visitors are staying longer in Plymouth and spending more money which is good news for the local economy and businesses.

The annual visitor numbers for 2013, released by Destination Plymouth, show that visitors to the city have increased their length of stay to an average of 3.3 nights and that their average spend has risen from £158 per night to £172 per night.

Overall...

Find your way around the city the Wayfinding way

Authored by Mike Page

Visitors and residents in Plymouth will soon be able to navigate their way around the city centre and waterfront more easily thanks to a network of signs and information boards being updated.

Part of Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion project, which aims to make it easier for people to get around Plymouth by bus, bike or on foot, this new Wayfinding system will provide functional,...

Welcome to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City!

Authored by Mary

Twenty volunteers from Plymouth University School of Tourism and Hospitality will play a key part in welcoming visitors to Plymouth in a new pilot scheme.

Plymouth Hosts is due to be launched today (27 November) by Destination Plymouth working in partnership with the City Centre and Waterfront partnership Business Improvement Districts.

They have been selected to welcome...

Applications open for Coastal Communities Fund

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Organisations or businesses in Plymouth with bright ideas about creating long-term jobs may be able to apply for funding under the Coastal Communities Fund.

Round 2 of the Coastal Communities Fund has just been launched with £21.7 million available nationally and the Council is encouraging people to get in touch with them to see if they may be eligible.

Last year, the Council...

'Britain's Ocean City' - Plymouth pioneers visitor welcome sign

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Plymouth has become the first city in the country to use a new style of welcome sign on its key routes into the city, featuring a large, full-colour picture of a local, iconic landmark.

The new signs were unveiled today and now drivers entering Plymouth on the A38 will be welcomed by the image of Plymouth Hoe, showing Smeaton’s Tower against a backdrop of Plymouth Sound.

The...