Business set-up

Here are some useful websites to visit when planning to set up a new Tourism business.

The South West Tourism Alliance is an independent consortium supporting the Tourism industry in the South West of England.  Their website has some broad advice on things to consider when setting up a new Tourism business. There is also a lot of research information available that you may find helpful in your business planning.

VisitEngland is the national tourist board for England, responsible for marketing England to domestic and established overseas markets and for improving England's tourism product. There is a wide range of research available on their website that is useful to look at.

Across Devon there are six Area Tourism Partnerships (ATP's), each one is responsible for marketing and supporting Tourism businesses in their area, so worth contacting for more local business advice and support.  Contact details can be found here.

There are also a number of Tourist Information Centres across Devon that have day to day contact with visitors, they may be able to provide you with feedback regarding your business idea.

For more operational advice Devon Trading Standards provide a host of business resources.

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