Bridport and District Tourism Association Meeting

28 January 2011Holiday Park News

Last night I gave a presentation to a very well attended meeting of the Bridport and District Tourism Association about how I see the changes in Tourism Support from April 2011. As a non-executive Director of South West Tourism I gave an outline of the impact of the closure of SWT on 31 March and all the services that will be missed by the tourism sector – including data research, marketing, training and business support and, of course, the voice of tourism. We discussed the various options from 1 April and how the private sector will have to be willing to work together if some services are to continue

We also discussed my role in Destination Dorset and the progress made over the last five years by the the 6 district councils in Dorset trying to work together. With the exception of an additional very good website – – there was still a lot of work to do to publish one guide for Dorset instead of the current five guides and the merger of the websites into visit-dorset to further develop the ‘Dorset’ brand. With public sector cuts and the wish to work together it was hoped that more progress will be made in the future.

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor