Boy and father at pirate waterpark play structure, Splashdown Quaywest

New Island surfaces at Goodrington Sands with the opening of massive pirate themed waterplay structure

Shipwreck Island welcomes first visitors – as Splashdown Quaywest’s latest attraction sallies forth!

The Bank Holiday weekend allowed a gentle toe in the water for staff and visitors as the latest feature to be added to the perennial favourite waterpark attraction, Shipwreck Island aquaplay opened to eager visitors for the first time. One young raider plunging straight in with Dad in...

Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) for Devon

Visit England has announced that Devon and Partners have achieved a new Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) accreditation for the county.

The status will support a collaboration of local authorities and organisations to promote and manage the growth of Devon’s local visitor economy.

The new LVEP will become part of the national programme managed by Visit England. This...

Two Major Tourism Awards for Cofton Holidays

Tucked away amongst 80 acres of Devon countryside, off the beaten track near Dawlish is an award-winning holiday park loved by holiday makers and local day trippers alike. Cofton Holidays is an eco friendly tourist destination run by a local Devon family. Their many years of dedication to creating a great visitor experience at the site has just been recognised with two prestigious awards at...

Bovey Castle crowned Devon's best large hotel at tourism awards

Bovey Castle in Dartmoor National Park is celebrating after being named as Devon’s best large hotel at a prestigious tourism awards.

The 5 Red Star hotel was named ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ at the Devon Tourism Awards last night (November 16) at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.

The award recognises large full-service hotels that provide exemplary service...

Ladram Bay is celebrated as Devon's top holiday park at tourism award finals

Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Budleigh Salterton has been named as Devon's top holiday park by judges of this year's Devon Tourism Awards.

The family-run business beat scores of other eligible parks to take the overall gold honour in the Holiday Park of the Year category of the annual contest.

The announcement was made at the glittering awards ceremony held at Torquay’s Riviera...

VisitEngland Gold award for Devon donkeys  

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has been awarded VisitEngland’s highest accolade – ‘Gold’ - in its prestigious Visitor Attraction Accolades for 2022-2023 – one of only four attractions in the South West to do so.

The accolades recognise high-quality visitor experiences on offer across England and only all-round top scoring attractions are awarded the Gold accolade.

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Plymouth proves its sustainability credentials with more Green Tourism awards 

Plymouth businesses are flying the flag for the city’s sustainability mission, celebrating fresh success with more Green Tourism awards.

A further four businesses have been recognised for their commitment to the initiative – a partnership between Green Tourism and Destination Plymouth – which supports Plymouth’s position as a leader in sustainable tourism and helps businesses across...

New Tourism Network will help East Devon businesses flourish

A new free-to join tourism network has launched to help businesses share expertise, fight climate change and offer the best product or service to customers.

East Devon District Council awarded the contract for the new East Devon Tourism Network (EDTN) to East Devon Excellence, following a competitive tendering process.

The new network is a key part of the East Devon Tourism...

Plymouth enjoys half-term holiday business boost

Britain Ocean City’s leisure and tourism businesses enjoyed a half-term holiday boost and the city proved a popular destination for visitors.

The National Marine Aquarium, run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, saw visitor numbers jump by 6000 last month, compared with 2021 figures.

”We had a really good October with more visitors at the National Marine Aquarium over the...

New tourism strategy launches for East Devon

Building on East Devon District Council’s support for the tourism industry with the EastDevonly campaign, a new tourism strategy has been approved by Cabinet .

The new 5-year strategy aligns with the new East Devon Cultural Strateg y and will help the tourism sector to grow sustainably and bring prosperity to the area. The vision is for “East Devon to be the leading, year-round...