A Devon holiday park is celebrating a hat-trick of tourism awards, including being named as one of the top holiday parks in the county.
Ladram Bay Holiday Park, in Budleigh Salterton, scooped three top awards over the last few weeks, with bosses stating that the business had had a “fantastic 12 months”.
It’s awards included: The Devon, Somerset and Dorset winner of the Hoseasons ‘Family Fun’ award; A bronze award for best holiday park at the Devon Tourism Awards and this month it was also given the David Bellamy Conservation Award.
The park, which has been owned by the Carter family for the past 70 years, said the awards marked what had been a strong year.
Director and family member Zoe House said: “It’s been a fantastic twelve months for us at Ladram Bay, and our hard-working team members here have all gone the extra mile on our customers’ behalf,” she said.
“It’s therefore very appropriate that their efforts should be recognised in all of these three highly regarded awards which the park has received over the past few weeks.
“Our staff play an invaluable part in maintaining the high quality standards of customer care and hospitality which have led to our two tourism awards.
“They also have a vital role in helping implement the various sustainability policies we have in place, and which led to David Bellamy’s gold conservation award,” added Zoe.
Claire Williams, Ladram Bay’s general manager, said 2017 was also looking strong.
She said: “Bookings for next year are already looking very buoyant, so we are all cautiously optimistic about bringing even more visitors to this glorious region on 2017!”
UK Tourism will remain strong, no matter how negotiations for the UK to leave the EU are handled, a Welsh MP has said.
Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, said he was positive that UK tourism was in a strong position, despite the uncertainty following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
Mr Hart was speaking at a West Wales branch of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association and said that region’s booming tourism economy was down, in no small part, to the area’s successful holiday parks.
Feedback from parks, the MP told delegates, suggested that many were reaping the benefits of the continued investment they had made in the quality of their product, Holiday Park Scene reported.
Mr Hart said that West Wales had a strong appeal to British families and visitors would not be swayed against visiting the region regardless of how Brexit negotiations went.