Posts Tagged ‘ Devon ’

Holiday bookings rise

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

Travel Counsellors conclude that consumers remain confident that summer holidays both overseas and at home are on the cards

Devon tourism awards

Nov 13th, 2016 | By

The 7th annual Devon Tourism Awards were handed out last week with the The National Marine Aquarium landing the main category – Winner of Winners Award – along with category awards for Sustainable Tourism, Access & Inclusivity and Venue & Business Tourism.

The Devon tourism awards

Nov 30th, 2015 | By

We are in full swing for the tourism awards season and, last week, the Visit Devon Awards were held.

Promoting Devon

Oct 13th, 2015 | By

Overwhelmingly, members voted to continue the Visit Devon brand, the logic presumably being that Devon is a name well-known in its own right and that members see the advantage of banding together.

Where the experts holiday: Sarah Alderson, author of Can We Live Here?

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

Travel author Sarah Alderson- who confesses to missing coconuts and sunshine – shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers

Saturday snippets – 15th February 2014

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Nottingham is riddled with caves, at least 450 of them. But these are man-made and many are under pubs so that is where many entrances are. I’ll leave you to ponder why they might be there. Now a research team in Nottingham has developed a new mobile phone application to allow people to explore the city’s caves from above ground. The free app will be available by the end of February. The application would have a map function to allow people to locate the caves
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Where the experts holiday: Sean Conway, endurance adventurer

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

Sean Conway became the first person to swim the length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats – via Ireland. Conway left west Cornwall on 30 June 2013. 135 days and 900 miles later, the 32 year-old reached the Caithness coast. He talks to Just About Travel about his experiences in South Africa, Spain and his aversion to sunshine

More to Mid Devon than you think!

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

Natasha spends a few days in Devon, a county we all know for holidays and beaches and finds there is so much more than just the coasts.

Where the experts holiday: Rosa Park

May 13th, 2013 | By

Rosa Park – editor of quarterly food/travel magazine Cereal – on Cornwall, Copenhagen and the Californian coastal town of Santa Barbara

Hang 10 in Hawaii

Mar 14th, 2013 | By

The ancient Hawaiian kings practised it here and you can too: could there be any better place to learn surfing than the warm, tropical waters that legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku called home? Aloha!

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By

ake pity on relatives who have continued to muster enthusiasm for hastily bought and wrapped autobiographies and luxury bathing gift sets year after year. Show them you care and go the extra mile in 2012 with presents guaranteed not to sit and gather dust

Where the experts holiday: travel writer, Robin Nowacki

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Travel journalist, Robin Nowacki, has written on travel destinations from Mexico to the Maldives for both consumer and trade publications. Here he shares some of his travel highlights, exclusively with CD-Traveller readers

England’s hottest new trend: literatours

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

VisitEngland looks at the growing trend for literature lovers to travel the nation in search for their favourite authors’ home towns and the places where they drew their inspiration from to create their bestselling novels and plays

England’s super sleuths

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

The weekend saw the release of this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film with Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall taking centre stage as Wayne Manor

Bournemouth beats Ibiza

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

Which place boasts the better beach: Bournemouth or Ibiza? Somewhat surprisingly the Dorset resort has been beaten Ibiza – plus the likes of Benidorm and Gran Canaria – in a list of Europe’s top beaches!

Devonshire delight

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

Devon is having a moment. The South West county was recently praised by director Steven Spielberg who shot his latest movie, War Horse, in the Devonshire countryside.

What’s Hot: September

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

What’s hot

Jan 29th, 2010 | By

Whether you’re staycation-ing or vacationing, CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world

Torquay for the Best Hotel for Service

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

Those of us brought up on Fawlty Towers might find it hard to believe that a Torquay hotel has been named as best for service in the UK and that it has also been listed in the top 25 hotels in the world. Obviously there are no Basil’s, Manuel’s or Sybil’s at the Charterhouse Hotel which has won this accolade.
This award is for service, the most important feature of what we buy after the product itself. Even then you can cope with a product that is not perfect if the service is special. I have stayed in hotels that were not the best. The service, the attention and the fact that nothing seems too much trouble has made ordinary hotels into splendid ones. In those I have stayed in again and again. And recommended