Devon Courses

Devon Courses

Training Courses for Devon Tourism Businesses

We’ve been delighted to have run our open training courses for tourism and hospitality businesses in Devon, in partnership with Visit Devon, and Devon Area Tourism Partnerships – including Visit South Devon and Destination Plymouth – and Visit Exeter.

Visit Devon Members – Special Prices!

The courses are available to Visit Devon members at preferential rates, on a first-come, first-served basis.

These special rates represent a discount of over 30% on our normal course delegate prices – and apply to our courses held in Devon, and in Cornwall.

These rates also apply to members of Devon Area Tourism Partnerships and Visit Exeter.

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Devon Courses

Future Open Courses:

We are currently reviewing our plans to schedule a new series of open courses in Devon – and we will be updating you soon. 

In the meantime, we wish all our clients in Devon every success with their businesses as the industry re-opens!

In-Company Training

You may know that we also design, tailor and run programmes for our clients in-company, in the areas of:

  • sales and marketing
  • management development and leadership
  • improving productivity and profits
  • customer service management
  • coaching for owners and management teams

Please note that all our open courses are available on an in-company basis. 

For further information, or for a discussion about your specific business requirements, please call us here on 01923 465522 or email us at

Previous Courses in Devon and Cornwall (pre-pandemic):

14 November 2019
Personal Effectiveness for Managers
Venue – Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park

19 Sep 2018
Coaching and Mentoring for Performance
Venue – Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park

05 Jun 2018
Selling More Meetings and Events
Venue – China Fleet Country Club, Saltash

14 Mar 2018
Building Profit in Your Hospitality Business – for Hotels
Venue – Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth

Cornwall Courses

Upcoming Courses:

Please check here for updates or contact us on 01923 465522.

Members of Visit Devon, Destination Plymouth, Visit South Devon and Visit Exeter are invited to attend our courses in Cornwall – at the special discounted delegate rates.

Previous Courses (pre-pandemic):

05 Jun 2018
Selling More Meetings and Events
Venue – China Fleet Country Club, Saltash

14 Mar 2018
Building Profit in Your Hospitality Business – for Hotels
Venue – Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth

Special Prices

For Visit Devon members:

We’re pleased to confirm that preferential delegate rates of £95 +vat and £145 +vat per person – dependent on the course selected – are available to members of Visit Devon.

These special prices are also available to members of Devon Area Tourism Partnerships – including Visit South Devon and Destination Plymouth – and Visit Exeter.

These special rates also apply to our courses held in Cornwall.

Our normal prices:
The normal prices for attending our courses are £135 +vat, and £195 +vat.

Client Reviews

Flete Estate South Devon Logo“Very informative and helpful training days from Tourism Growth – we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The trainer had great interaction with the group. He was very approachable, positive and gave so much good, clear constructive information and advice. Meeting people on the day from other tourism businesses with the same challenges was also extremely useful.

We really benefited from the courses – vital for a business like ours.”

Anne Mildmay-White
Flete Estate
Holbeton, South Devon

Bovey Castle 5-Star Devon“We’ve been delighted to host two of Tourism Growth’s training courses here – and to welcome many of Devon’s top tourism businesses to Bovey Castle.

The feedback from delegates attending – including from our own team – has been excellent.

I’d thoroughly recommend Tourism Growth’s courses to other Devon tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses – particularly those already doing well, but who just want to raise their game to the next level.

Please do take the opportunity to sign up and attend – it’s rare to find training courses of such quality locally.”

Sally Lemar
Revenue Manager
Bovey Castle
Dartmoor National Park

River Cottage“An excellent training course.

I was surprised at how much I’ve taken away from today – very useful and informative. And most importantly – very engaging!

I liked the way the trainer encouraged us to bounce ideas around and shared lots of his own. It felt more like an informal chat – it was great!

The course has made me aware of other marketing avenues we haven’t tapped into – and I’m sure it’ll improve our potential for growth.”

Lydia Brammer
Event Manager
River Cottage
Axminster, Devon

Fairwater Head Hotel Logo“We both had a great time at Tourism Growth’s Social Media training course.

It was a very fruitful and enjoyable day – with so much useful, practical information to take away.

The course opened our eyes to platforms like Google+ and Pinterest and gave us many new tips and techniques for using Facebook and Twitter more effectively for the business.

The trainer was superb – terrific delivery and tireless enthusiasm!”

Adam and Carrie Southwell
Fairwater Head Hotel
Hawkchurch, Axminster

Alpine Park Cottages Aylesbeare Exeter Devon“Thank you for a very interesting and informative training course today at the stunning Bovey Castle.

For a business like ours, who doesn’t have the luxury of a sales or marketing department, the day was invaluable.

I attended two Tourism Growth training courses in 2016 – and they’ve been so beneficial to us as a small tourism business. I’d recommend them without hesitation to others.”

Sally Mynard
Alpine Park Cottages
Aylesbeare, Exeter

China Fleet Country Club“We really enjoyed it last week, as always – the sixth Tourism Growth course we’ve attended in the last two years!

Excellent, very well delivered, highly informative training. We’ve picked up so many tips for improving our online marketing – and increasing sales and growth for the business.

Tourism Growth’s courses will always be of interest to us – and vital if we want to remain current and up to date.”

Debbie Lyons
Sales and Marketing Manager
China Fleet Country Club
Saltash, Cornwall

“Excellent training courses, perfectly suited to the needs of holiday parks.

I’d thoroughly recommend Tourism Growth to other businesses in our sector!

I took away a lot of invaluable information and learnt a huge amount over the two courses I attended. A great trainer and really up-to-date content on marketing your business online.”

Christine Mottram
Marketing Co-ordinator
Oaktree Holiday Parks
Somerset and Cornwall

The Bath Brew House Pub“We’ve now attended three Tourism Growth courses in recent months – on ‘Selling Skills for Restaurants’, ‘Selling More Meetings and Events’ and ‘Boosting Your Sales on Social Media’.

Each course has been excellent – and completely focused on helping us improve sales and profits.

The social media course I attended last week at Tracy Park was great, really engaging and informative. I particularly liked the way the trainer used real, live on-screen examples from the businesses present – and geared the day to meet each delegate’s specific needs.”

Lucas Van Rensburg
General Manager
The Bath Brew House

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre“The course was incredibly helpful and we picked up a lot of really good information.

It was very well presented – the trainer was great, he explained everything so well.

This course will certainly help us to convert more leads and improve our repeat business.

We’ll definitely be attending other Tourism Growth courses – I have no hesitation in recommending them to other hotels.”

Leonie Jack
Senior Sales Executive
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre

Visit Devon

Sally Everton, Director, Visit Devon and Meet Devon, said:

“The training courses Tourism Growth has run in Devon in recent years have been very successful – and the feedback from the tourism businesses attending has been excellent.

We’re delighted to partner with Tourism Growth and to promote the courses to members of Visit Devon – and members of the Devon Area Tourism Partnerships.

The theme that comes through time and time again, from those attending the training courses, 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 very much to developing our partnership with Tourism Growth and to organising more training events and programmes with them in Devon.”

Next Steps

For more information, please click on the course of your choice, above – this will also take you through to where you can register and book.

Alternatively, please call us at Tourism Growth on 01923 465522 or email us at