Tag Archives: tourism
We’re here all year – that’s the message from Somerset tourism businesses as the summer season comes to an end.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]