Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:58am
2021 is the year of the Staycation and Britons will be splashing £31 billion on holidaying on British shores this year

We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week, is certainly the song for this summer, as 71% of the nation is planning to take a summer holiday and 85% of these holidaymakers are holidaying on British shores. With the average Staycation costing around £769.70 - collectively Britons will be splashing £31 billion on their Staycation this year.

Making the 2021 top Staycation destination ranking is Devon which is a firm favourite with British...

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:03pm

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor sports courts, areas and pools, including skatepark.

In the meanwhile the council will be working with the police and other partners to ensure second homeowners and overnight campers or...

Cofton Holidays sees 182% increase in online bookings as Covid-19 roadmap is revealed

Multi award-winning Cofton Holidays, near Dawlish Warren, has experienced an incredible surge in online bookings as Britons rush to book their staycations now that details of the Covid-19 roadmap have been revealed.

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that self-catering accommodation is targeted to open from 12th April 2021 in England, Cofton Holidays has been inundated with booking enquiries.

Comparing Cofton’s website activity on Monday 22nd February 2021 with Sunday 21st February 2021, the family-run holiday park reported a staggering 182% increase in online...

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Visit the wonderful natural places in Sicily

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:48am

Sicily offers many astonishing natural places that you can visit. You can book your holiday villa in Sicily with free-cancellation guarantee.

The Zingaro Nature Reserve

The Zingaro Nature Reserve (Italian: Riserva Naturale orientata dello Zingaro) is located near San Vito lo Capo, or rather after it. Originally, a road was supposed to be built there, but when the citizens protested strongly, the first nature reserve in Sicily was finally established there. After San Vito lo Capo there are just under 13 km along the coast to the nature reserve. There you will find lots of...

SW leaders call on everyone planning a half-term break to be extra careful and to follow the rules

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:24pm

“Coronavirus doesn’t take a break - please respect and protect local communities.”

This is the joint message from Council Leaders across the region for anyone thinking of coming to or travelling in and around the south west this half-term in a new social media campaign specifically targeting anyone coming into the region.

“Now is the time to be extra careful,” says Leader of Devon County Council and Chair of the Devon Local Outbreak Engagement Board, Councillor John Hart.

“People may well be considering taking a break this half term but unfortunately coronavirus...

79% of drivers aren’t calm when making a holiday car journey

Packing the car and setting off on holiday can be a chaotic experience for many UK holidaymakers, as a new survey of more than 1,000 UK drivers, by Toyota, shows that almost one in 10 (9 per cent) have had to turn back because they’ve forgotten something every time they’ve gone on holiday. A further 42 per cent admit they’ve sometimes had to turn back.

Younger drivers seem more likely to forget something, as 17 per cent of 25 to 34-year-old drivers said they’ve had to turn back every time, compared with only three per cent of the over-55s.

More than half of those surveyed...

We're good to go with safety first, say Devon holiday parks

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:16pm

One of Devon's largest holiday park operators, Park Holidays UK, says bookings have "avalanched" in the run-up to the re-opening of its six major parks in the county.

The group says it is having to deal with holiday requests on a "first come, first served" basis as families get ready to enjoy their first taste of real freedom in months.

Its Devon parks – which in high season can together accommodate up to 2,000 people every night - are located in Brixham where there are two, Barnstable, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and Paignton.

Behind-the-scenes preparations for re-...

Christmas returns to Castle Drogo after 7 years

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:30am

Castle Drogo will be open for Christmas for the first time since a major conservation project began seven years ago to make the building watertight.

Although the building work now has the end in sight, there is still much work to be done to restore the castle’s grounds and interiors back into the Drewe’s family home, which is likely to continue into 2020. However, the building is now watertight, meaning that Christmas can return to the castle once again.

From Saturday 30 November until Monday 23 December, Castle Drogo will be open and decorated for Christmas, inspired by...

Cofton Holidays granted planning permission for luxury lodges collection

South Devon’s multi award-winning holiday park, Cofton Holidays, has received planning permission to build a collection of 12 luxury lodges, which are due to be completed in 2020.

Located near the pretty coastline at Dawlish Warren, construction work has started on the bespoke Copse Lodges collection and is set to be completed by next spring.

Built by Pathfinder Homes, based in Newton Abbot, the 12 cedar-clad lodges will be located in Cofton’s glorious 10-acre field above the popular camping area. With two and three bedroom lodges available to book now for breaks from May...

Coral Sea, Sharm El Sheikh

New flights from Exeter Airport to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:18am

TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh.

From the 4th November 2020, weekly TUI flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be operating on a Wednesday from Exeter airport.

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for. Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.