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Destination South West

Destination South West

Destination South West actively promotes the Region to ensure that the South West continues to attract high profile cruise ships to its ports. Partners include ports, local government authorities, tourist attractions, and other organisations with an interest in the cruise industry.


Sector: Tourism

Press Releases for Destination South West

Tour operators and South West attractions urged to join forces to attract cruise liner visitors to the region

South West tourism attractions are being urged to join forces with their nearest ports to promote themselves to the expanding cruise liner market as Destination South West reports back from a recent trip to the USA. At the beginning of February the team from Destination South West met with senior representatives from Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cruise Norway, Regent Oceania and several other movers and shakers from the sector.

Release Date: 1st March 2011

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Ilfracombe Harbour secures its place in the Cruise Market with support of Destination South West

Ilfracombe Harbour, the Jewel in the Crown of the North Devon Coast, is set to welcome both the MV Rotterdam and MV Prinsendam cruise ships during early Summer 2011. This will be a first time visit for both ships, and indeed the Holland America Line. Ilfracombe Harbour Master, Lt Cdr Rob Lawson, says, “We have been members of Destination South West for seven years now, during which time Ilfracombe has tried hard to find its place in the Cruise market and now all the hard work now seems to be paying off. With the 'Hidden Edge' of the Exmoor National Park on our doorstep and the highest sea cliffs in England rising to meet the moor the harbour boasts a very dramatic setting.”

Release Date: 31st January 2011

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Destination South West set to break records at Miami Conference!

The cruise market is an increasingly important one for the South West in 2011 with all eyes looking towards the UK and the forthcoming Olympic Games in just 18 months time. The South West is poised to play a particularly significant role with the Olympic and Paralympics Sailing events staged at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour and two ambassadors for Destination South West will be making sure that the cruise market knows of the record breaking welcome that awaits it in UK South West ports.

Release Date: 26th January 2011

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918 Coffee Company

A World of Furniture

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Bournemouth Jazz Festival


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Camper and Nicholsons Marinas

Coast and Country Cottages

Corrymoor Socks

Countrymen UK

Cuddles Day Nursery

Dartington International Summer School

Dartmoor Tourism Partnership

Destination South West

Devon Food and Drink

Dorset Food and Drink


First Women

Free From Media Nourish Awards

Future Roots

Gitcombe House Holiday Cottages

Greenwood Grange


Heart of Devon

Henry Hunt

Home Scents

Ice Cool Box

Ice Maiden Cakes

Inspired 4 Life Coaching

Ivan Rendall & Co

Jo Bird

Jurassic Kites


La Vie Spa

M & J Bowers Ltd

Mellulah Yoga

Millbrook Cottages

Milton Abbey


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Mum's not the word

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North Devon +

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Sherborne Literary Festival

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Somerset Leisure

South Somerset District Council

South West Coast Path

Southern First Aid Training

Stag's Head Inn


Symondsbury Kitchen

Taunton Means Business

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The Conduit

The Cultural Experience

The Horn of Plenty

The Queens Arms

Toad Hall Cottages

Two Bridges Hotel

Unsuited and Unbooted

Visit Devon

Visit Exmoor

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Warminster Town Council

West Country Windows

Westcountry Galleries

Whitefox Chartered Surveyors

Wildlife Photography

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Yeovil Opportunity Group


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