Posts for Tourism

If you are expecting visitors from lockdown areas

The government has announced some adjustments to the roadmap to recovery set out on 17 July. This is because we are starting to see warning signs that the virus may be growing again. See further information regarding local lockdown areas. It is important to know what happens if you are […]

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Day trips big in August for those not going international

From the RAC: Drivers are planning on making an estimated 45m day trips in August, according to a survey conducted by RAC Breakdown, with more than a quarter (28%) saying they will be taking more outings than last year – perhaps indicating the extent of the COVID-19 staycation. While these […]

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Will people from affected areas cancel holiday bookings?

I don’t know the answer to this, so am just putting it out there. Will the new restrictions in the NW of England and Yorkshire mean people have to cancel holiday bookings in Cornwall and Devon last minute? If not, should they be coming down here anyway if restrictions are […]

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Travellers from Spain now need to self-isolate

If you chose to take a holiday in Spain, bad luck. There has been a dramatic increase in the coronavirus in Spain where nearly 1,000 infections have been reported in the past two days, and quarantine is back on the agenda for those returning from holiday as of tonight. People […]

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The SW Tourism Awards revamped

From SW Tourism Awards: As more of our tourism businesses are now able to open their doors and welcome visitors once again, we’re pleased to confirm the revised details for this year’s Tourism Awards. As you’ll have seen on our website during these unprecedented months since launch, the awards have […]

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Holidaymakers told to check before travelling to SW during the summer hols

As the school year ends and more people holiday in the UK, Highways England is urging motorists to check before travelling. Nearly 20 per cent of breakdowns on Highways England roads between July and August last summer were caused by tyre problems and more than 1,200 motorists broke down over […]

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Not so Super Saturday on the roads?

While most people in Devon and Cornwall were perfectly fine and good citizens, the Police racked up 1000 reports of anti-social behaviour by 10 pm last night – most were drink-related. Newquay, Barnstaple, Teignmouth and Torquay were hotspots. Quite a few traffic related incidents on the North Devon Link Road […]

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Government funding to kickstart UK tourism

On this wet and windy weekend, it probably isn’t the start to the July summer season that people expected or hoped for, though things look set to improve next week. Communities that depend on tourism will receive a major boost from a new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package, the Minister […]

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Bude one of 20 spots to get extra police support money

Devon & Cornwall Police is preparing for an influx of visitors this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease and the hospitality industry reopens. But the message to those living and coming to our region is clear – come back safely and respect our communities. Throughout the last week there has been […]

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Cars take to the roads for 4th July

The easing of lockdown restrictions in England from next weekend (4 July) will see the equivalent of more than 10m people –  one third (31%) of all drivers – getting away for an overnight stay, potentially making it the busiest weekend of the year so far on the roads, according […]

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New government guidance on re-opening tourism

  The Government has outlined the measures that will allow UK tourism and visitor attractions to reopen to the public. The guidance, published today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on July 4 so […]

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Caravan Council response after today’s announcement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from Saturday 4 July, people can now “enjoy staycations in England with the reopening of accommodation sites”.  This is understood to include caravan parks and campsites – although all businesses need to adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. The National Caravan Council (NCC) Director […]

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Visit England advice for accommodation providers

The Prime Minister has announced today the re-opening plans for a number of tourism businesses in England from 4 July, providing the conditions laid out in the Government’s roadmap are met. In the announcement, it was outlined that from 4 July in England: The two metre social distancing rule will be relaxed […]

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Jeremy Vine courts controversy over Cornwall v Spain

From Twitter, presenter Jeremy Vine has courted controversy today by posing this question as tourism businesses still await info from the government. Cornwall or Spain this summer? Spain has reopened to British tourists from today! But you still have to get on a plane. On the other hand, Cornwall is […]

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Cornwall Council calls for a measured approach to reopening

From Cornwall Council: We’re encouraging a careful and measured approach to the reopening of our visitor economy – an approach that protects residents and visitors alike and puts safety first. Cornwall Council has worked tirelessly to administer more than £230m in business grants, and in conjunction with our town and […]

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