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.
A major campaign to reduce VAT on hotels and attractions to 5 per cent has begun, to help the South West's tourism industry.
Its backed by local businesses and many of our MPs. Some European countries offer a much lower tax rate, which means it's often cheaper to holiday abroad than stay here. Seth Conway reports.
To many the winter storms that caused much of that flooding have a legacy of lost business and the impression that the region may not be a suitable place to visit.
But many firms who rely on tourism reinvested during their enforced down time, in the hope it'll encourage visitors to come back. Seth Conway reports.
More people are searching online for holidays in Cornwall, according to the website Stay In Cornwall. They say this year has seen an increase of 36 per cent compared to last year. The county launched its 'Open for Business' campaign following the winter storms and flooding.
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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Mascots from Cornwall's tourist attractions will protest at Newquay Airport today, to try and promote the county's tourism industry. Mascots from Flambards Theme Park and the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary are trying to spread the message that Cornwall is 'Open for Fun'.
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.
A group campaigning for better transport links to the Isles of Scilly has been giving evidence to MPs today.
The Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport want government help to maintain the ferry link, and to re-instate the helicopter service.
The Transport Select Committee was also told the high cost of sea and air fares was hurting tourism.
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