Tourism in East Devon – or should that be Southern Australia?

31 May

Marker referred below to tourism in East Devon with regard to the Longboat Cafe planning application.  For EDDC’s policy on tourism look no  further than the Out and About section of the East Devon website.  The page was last updated in July 2011.

The description of East Devon’s tourism offer includes 19 words for Sidmouth, 16 words for Exmouth,27 words for Budleigh Salterton, 65 words for Honiton, 33 words for Ottery St Mary and 0 for Axminster and Seaton – unless you count the 2 words “Axe Valley” in which case they have one each plus 74 words on the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   The page was last revised July 2 2011.

When you click on the link for “Tourism” on the above web page you are taken to what should have been the long-defunct website of South West Tourism in the UK but is now actually a site mostly about Southern Australia and includes tips about buying a caravan!

Now that Tim Borrett, the latest EDDC spin doctor, is leaving after less than a year in post,  (see below) perhaps we could get someone who might be interested in tourism.

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One Response to “Tourism in East Devon – or should that be Southern Australia?”

  1. Marker May 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    I totally support your line Mr SIN. We need EDDC to recognise what makes E Devon special and to ensure that policies reflect the need to support and invest in this key industry. All the evidence supports the line that tourism in Devon is going to further increase over the coming years… We need a well considered and strategic approach to this, not the “what can we get away with” approach highlighted by Mr SIN in his post… Assuming SIN is male… All rather non transparent… But so am I….!!!

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