Full steam ahead for English Riviera event

The English Riviera Business Improvement District Company has teamed with travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd to host a group travel showcase event in Devon next year.

Called the English Riviera Groups Showcase, it will take place on March 26-28 and follows the success of the inaugural event this year.

Tour buyers will be hosted for free in a selection of group travel-friendly hotels and will have the opportunity to visit local attractions in Torquay, Cockington, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham.

Carolyn Custerson, chief executive of the English Riviera BID Company, said the event will coincide with the annual English Riviera Tourism Exhibition at the Riviera International Conference Centre (March 27), giving tour planners the chance to meet hotels and attraction operators face-to-face.

English Riviera attractions which will be showcased at the 2019 event including Bygones Victorian Village, Babbacombe Model Village, Torre Abbey, Cockington, Kents Cavern and Dartmouth Steam Railway.