The West Country is expecting the busiest August Bank Holiday for several years.
Hotels, B&Bs and camp sites say their bookings are better than for many years.
The first sunny summer since 2006 is one of the main reasons, but the new wave of top hotels and restaurants also gets credit for bringing in more wealthy visitors.
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