The Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership is the Area Tourism Partnership and local membership organisation broadly for the areas of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and parts of Teignbridge. One of its key roles is to help tourism businesses to thrive by offering them attractive marketing opportunities, business support initiatives and membership benefits.
Since 2014, Tourism Growth has partnered with Heart of Devon to deliver a specific business support initiative – short, sharp training courses, held at locations such as Exeter, Newton Abbot, Tiverton and Dartmoor and aimed at helping owners and managers to improve sales, performance and profits.
“The training workshops Tourism Growth has run for the sector in the Heart of Devon over the last three years have been very successful – and the feedback from the tourism businesses attending has been excellent.
We were delighted to partner with Tourism Growth and to promote the workshops to our members in the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership – the official Area Tourism Partnership.
The theme that comes through time and time again, from those attending the training workshops, is that Tourism Growth understands the needs of independent tourism businesses – that their trainers are sector specialists and give practical, helpful tips and techniques for improving sales and profits.
As a result, we’re looking forward to developing our partnership with Tourism Growth and organising more training events and programmes with them in the Heart of Devon.”
Chair, Visit Devon
Economy & Tourism Manager
Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership