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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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.