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Caravan tax threat to tourism industry

Holiday park owners worried by Government plans to change tax rules to bring static caravans into line with touring caravans.

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Tourism industry wants staggered school holidays

Tourism bosses want the government to stagger school holidays across the UK.
Tourism bosses want the government to stagger school holidays across the UK. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A campaign to stagger school holidays across the country in order to ease pressure on the tourism industry is growing.

Owners of holiday accommodation say demand during the peak weeks can lead to many visitors being disappointed by a lack of choice.

Tourism leaders want the government to adopt a co-ordinated approach to scheduling holiday times.

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New tourist information centre for Tavistock

The town recently lost its Tourist Information Centre Credit: ITV News West Country

Tavistock's new self-service tourist information centre opens today, in the corner of a shop. It's replacing the town's old information centre which was closed by the council to save money. Local businesses have also trained staff to become tourism ambassadors.

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SW tourism industry's bid to overcome floods

Key figures in the South West tourism industry have come together for a conference in Devon.

The meeting is updating tourism businesses about what is happening after the storms and flooding and the subsequent media coverage.

Industry leaders are discussing what is being done to get bookings moving again.

Tourism bosses are meeting in Devon to get bookings moving again after the floods. Credit: PA
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