Tourism businesses in the South West say the bank holiday weekend has provided a much needed boost to their industry.
Nearly a quarter of a million holidaymakers visited the region, bringing £73 million into Devon and Cornwall.
It came just in time - it was feared some businesses would go bust if we had a repeat of the last three dismal summers. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
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