Tag Archives: tourism

Visit Somerset and Exmoor to boost the local economy all year round

We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end.

Funds on offer for new ideas to boost Somerset’s tourism economy

A new grant scheme has launched which will help expand Somerset’s tourism offer as the county’s visitor economy recovers from the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £25,000 and £40,000 are available for Somerset SME businesses (small and medium size businesses of up to 250 employees), business partnerships, or community organisations wishing […]

Supporting Somerset’s visitor economy

A countywide scheme is being launched to support tourism and visitor-centred businesses in Somerset in the wake of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The visitor economy plays an important part in the wider Somerset economy and coronavirus restrictions have hit businesses and employment hard. Now Somerset’s County and District Councils have put in […]

Stay home and save lives this Easter

Residents and would-be tourists are being urged to stay away from Somerset’s beauty spots and visitor attractions this Easter. With fine weather forecast and the Easter holidays about to start, it’s essential that the public is not tempted to travel to take advantage of the beautiful Somerset outdoors. Somerset’s local authorities oversee Areas of Outstanding […]

Social Media training taking Somerset by storm

Dozens of Somerset businesses have learnt how tweeting, hashtagging, pinning and blogging can benefit their business at a number of free Social Media Workshops. Around 80 tourism related businesses have attended one of the free training workshops as part of the COOL Tourism Project. The events give top tips and tricks for engaging with customers […]

Great escapes in Somerset

Dark skies, poets and starlings are among the attractions being used to tempt green tourists to Somerset in a new publication. The magazine promoting Somerset as a sustainable rural tourist destination has been distributed this month in the national BBC Countryfile magazine. The publication, ‘Somerset & Exmoor – Great Escapes’, was made possible after Somerset […]

Businesses benefit from Fish & Chips

Improved digital marketing, better international relations and more collaboration between businesses are among the benefits that have been seen during a three year project to enhance the food and drink industry in Somerset. The thriving Somerset food and drink industry has been bolstered over the past three years by a European funded project called “Fish […]

Boost for flood-hit tourism

Somerset County Council is encouraging flood-hit tourist businesses to take advantage of free workshops being run next week. The Council has been working with Visit Somerset and Visit England who are running the workshops in Dunster (27 March), Ilchester (28 March), Glastonbury (31 March) and Weston-super-Mare (1 April). They are aimed at tourist business, from […]