I’ve lived in South Devon my whole life and love what it has to offer. There are so many attractions to visit with the family or like me, just a nice day out with my wife. With so many local attractions, it’s impossible to see them all in a weekend or even a week and even as a local, I’m still visiting places for the first time. I recently visited Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (yes, otters and butterflies in the same place). Read on to see my verdict and to see some great photos and video. Continue reading “Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary”
With dance numbers apparently in decline you may be surprised to learn that Sequence Dancing is probably the most popular form of traditional ballroom dancing in the UK with good regular attendances at local clubs and classes. So, what exactly is sequence dancing and what makes it different? Continue reading “A Brief Guide To Sequence Dancing”
It’s often taken for granted that when you arrive at TLH Leisure Resort, you check in, make your way to your room, open the door and your room is clean, tidy and ready for you to enjoy. What isn’t always recognised is the amount of hard work that goes into making our rooms like this, from the hotel Room Attendants. With this in mind, I visited some of our Room Attendants during a busy shift, to find out how they do their jobs so well. Continue reading “TLH Leisure Resort Room Attendants In Action”
You may not immediately associate the South West as a being a popular base for top celebrity chefs, but you would be wrong. Here in Devon and Cornwall we can boast being a base for Michael Caines, Mitch Tonks, the Tanner brothers, Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to name but a few. And if you’re a food lover looking for what’s on in Devon, you can take your pick from a number of food festivals throughout the year.
If you’re looking to take a holiday bowling in Torquay with friends or your club you’ll be in good hands. Sarah Vinnicombe has been resident Bowls Co-ordinator at TLH Leisure Resort since 2007. Her role involves organising the smooth running of the Bowling tournaments and breaks that take place throughout the year at the Torquay Hotel group. She also takes care of organising fixtures for visiting touring sides. Continue reading “Bowling in Torquay – Meet the Holiday Experts”
What makes you choose to buy something new or go on holiday to somewhere different? From chocolates to cars to flights you only have to switch on the TV to see how major companies promote themselves. A resort like Torbay is in the same league as big business. Tourism locally has a turnover of 430 million and employs 11,500 people. The only difference is that it isn’t Torbay plc but a fragmented industry of over a thousand small businesses and so there is no multimillion pound marketing budget. In fact if you added up everyone’s marketing money it would run into millions but each business spends their money separately with little national impact. This is why Destination Marketing is so important. Continue reading “What makes tourists come to Torbay?”