A major campaign began today to cut VAT on hotel accommodation and tourist attractions to 5% to help the South West's hugely important tourism industry. It's being backed by tourism firms and many of our MPs.
Graham Wason Chairman, Cut Tourism VAT campaign, explained to Bob Constantine why a VAT Cut would be beneficial.
The final phases of a new £4.9 million scheme to deliver cleaner seas off South East Cornwall will begin today. Two underground storage tanks are being built in Liskeard that will help provide cleaner bathing water for tourists and locals. Both tanks will be completed by January 2015.
An estimated £73 million has been injected into Devon & Cornwall's economy because of the bank holiday, according to experts. Restaurants and accommodation businesses are said to have benefited the most. Experts believe more people are choosing to holiday in the UK than abroad.