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Tourism companies get a taste of Devon

Over the last few months, Devon businesses have been working to promote the region nationally to group travel operators, coach operators and tour operators who are looking to branch out and offer tours in the South West of England. The Familiarisation Trip was organised by Devon’s Top Attractions…

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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…

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Devon awarded £5.3 million for zero emission buses

A fleet of 41 electric buses are set to take to Devon’s roads in Exeter, North Devon and Torridge. Our successful joint bid with Stagecoach has secured £5.3 million from the second round of the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Stagecoach will be investing a…

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Get involved in English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week is coming up on 15-24 March 2024 to celebrate the quality and value of the sector and its importance to local economies and destinations. You can get involved in the week by downloading a toolkit of assets featuring this year’s slogan ‘Supporting tourism, the heart of our…

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Get ready for English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week is coming up on 15-24 March 2024 to celebrate the quality and value of the sector and its importance to local economies and destinations. The week kickstarts the summer season offering businesses and destinations a chance to be part of a national campaign to engage with…

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Digital training for core sectors

More than 440 training places are available through a newly launched digital skills programme. The Core Sector Digital Training programme has been designed to support the key growth sectors of creative industries and clean growth as well as the region’s bedrock sectors of health and adult social…

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Get a Mobile Boost

The Connecting Devon and Somerset’s scheme to improve indoor 4G mobile phone coverage in the region has been extended until March 2024 due to ongoing demand. More than 1,200 homes and businesses across Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth have already benefited from the scheme. The initiative offers…

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