Devon given best UK destination award

    It was named the best at the Group Leisure and Travel Awards

    Devon has been awarded the Best UK Destination Award at the Group Leisure and Travel Awards 2019.  

    The ceremony took place in Milton Keynes and the winners were voted for by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.

    Our county was up against the likes of Belfast, Birmingham, Isle of Wight, Liverpool and London. 

    It's recognition for Devon's Top Attractions, accommodation providers, Visit Devon and the county’s area tourism partnerships. 

    Dick Wood, Devon’s Top Attractions incoming Chairman said: “We are proud and pleased to have received this prestigious accolade which is testament to the top-quality attractions, accommodation and destination options that Devon has to offer groups. We look forward to inspiring many more domestic and international groups to visit Devon and enjoy everything that our wonderful county has to offer.”

    Devon also scooped a second award for Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®. This was awarded to Sue Shapland of the Exmoor Extroverts. Sue, who has been organising trips to destinations across the world for 20 years, was chosen by a judging panel for her commitment and passion in planning extraordinary outings and holidays for hundreds of people.

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