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English Riviera is Poised for a Post-Covid Recovery with Simpleview's Support

English Riviera

Simpleview has been tasked with the delivery of a new all singing, all dancing destination website which will sit at the heart of everything that the English Riviera does online and act as a springboard for a dramatic post-Covid recovery.  

The English Riviera is a coastal destination in the county of Devon, consisting of three key resorts, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and the smaller village of Babbacombe.  

The website is one of the English Riviera Business Improvement District…

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What's next for Destinations?

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18th February 2021

The following notes are taken from the discussions during the TMI zoom call on 28th January and comments received in advance of the event. We have tried to summarise the key points and issues.

We are very keen to hear your views on what  you think we should do next? Particularly members who have expertise they’d like to offer to discuss a particular issue and to consider how we jointly solve some of the challenges? If you have any thoughts or comments on ways in which the To…

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Could 2021 Be the Year We Develop off-Peak Tourism?

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17th March 2021

Are you looking forward to the end of June and possible lifting of lockdown, or focusing on November?

Why would I even mention November when we’re still living day to day, week to week? Over the last year planning anything in advance has been hard. Many of us are struggling to think beyond the end of lockdown. Remember when we talked about ‘build back better’?

Most of us are just content to still be here, let alone full of energy for creating new ways of working. But I do thin…

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Staycations: can miracles come true?

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Whilst “zoom”, “pivot” and “unprecedented” might be the words of the moment, “staycation” can’t be too far behind, with nearly every travel programme, article and blog highlighting the fact that staycations are the only game in town for the UK tourism industry this year.

In truth, UK destinations have benefitted not only from 28% inbound visitor growth in the eight years between 2011 and 2019, but also, according to VisitBritain, from 18% growth in domestic tourism trips within Great Britain ov…

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Visitor management?

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Are you feeling happy to see your destination full of visitors, and businesses with full calendars? After months of empty rooms and attractions, it feels good to see the tourism industry starting to get back on its feet.    

The one consistent element of these difficult times has been that we’ve had to learn and adapt as we go. The need to try different approaches is ongoing, even now most businesses have re-opened.

Should we congratulate ourselves on a destination marketing…

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