The race is on to repair Newquay after the stormy start to 2014.
Some businesses claim they're 25% down on bookings this half-term because of the flooding in Somerset
Holiday park owners worried by Government plans to change tax rules to bring static caravans into line with touring caravans.
Forward bookings for holidays in the South West have gone quiet according to a tourist board.
Carolyn Custerson from Visit Devon says there are worries people will book to go abroad instead of the South West this summer.
It's thought visitors might be deterred because of the bad weather and flooding.
After weeks of extreme weather, the tourism industry in the south west was basking in some rare sunshine for the start of the schools' half term holiday.
Everyone involved is anxious to promote the message that the region is very much open for business.
John Andrews reports.
A cap on school holiday prices could be debated in parliament after a father from South Devon's petition reached more than 150,000 signatures.
The campaign took off when Paul Cookson posted a comment on Facebook. which has since gone viral. Nigel Turner reports.
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.
– Robin Barker, Awards Co-ordinator
2012 was a tough year for tourism in the South West. The Olympic effect, the difficult economic climate and unsettled weather resulted in a 6% national drop in rural domestic trips and 2% drop in longer domestic breaks. That impact has been felt across the industry, but there’s little doubt that the impact has been the least on businesses that have continued to invest in excellence – in their infrastructure, their people, their marketing, their skills. Those are the kind of businesses that win tourism awards and I invite them all to enter.”
The Awards cover Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, the Isles of Scilly, Devon and Cornwall.
The deadline for entries is 5pm on June 21st.
Good weather over the bank holiday weekend has boosted tourism in the region. Duncan Sleightholme reports:
Weymouth Pavilion is to close at the end of May along with the town's tourist information centre, putting around 20 jobs at risk.
The borough council voted unanimously to shut the theatre at a meeting last night as part of cost-saving measures.
The authority is inviting community groups to take over the building in an effort to secure its future.
The government made the offical announcement today. In the South West, Torbay will be getting the lion's share - nearly one and a half million pounds. Claire Manning has this report.
People working in Somerset's tourism industry will be holding their annual conference at the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford today.
The Somerset Tourism Association are expected to reveal plans to improve the trade in an increasingly competitive global market. The STA Chariman Bob Smart says that, despite bad weather and the Olympics, Somerset is holding its own against international competition.