WATCH: B&Bs start welcoming guests back after lockdown

    Radio Plymouth visits a local hotel to find out what has changed

    Local B&B owners have been welcoming guests back, for the first time in over three months. 

    Many normally get international visitors staying, but with some travel restrictions still in place, they're expecting things to be different this year. 

    Erica Tiller runs Number One B&B on the Hoe. Explaining some of the measures that have been put in place, she said: 

    "Mainly it's been changes in processes. We leave a gap between guests so the room is empty for at least 24 hours and we've changed which staff are on duty, to make sure there's not too much crossover, and those things are not really things people would see.

    There is also hand sanitiser stations around the hotel, as well as signs to remind guests to keep a distance from others. 

    Many of the travel restrictions in force have caused tourism bosses to predict a surge in so-called 'staycations' this summer. Erica said: 

    "The summer is when everyone makes their money and we have a real mix of business people, tourists and overseas travellers. It's been very different to think that we're not going to have those people through the doors.

    "Mainly it's going to be people from around the country. I think people are reluctant to travel by air at the moment, but that's nice too, to explore your own back yard. We probably all think we should do a little bit more of that, and now we've got the chance." 

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