New Visit South Devon Site Offers a 'Rich Journey of Discovery'

25th April 2018

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A new, all encompassing website for Visit South Devon has been unveiled, packed with images, film and interactive footage to guide visitors on a rich journey of discovery around this stunning part of the country.

The site, www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk is the fourth to be developed by New Mind | tellUs for Visit South Devon, the previous version having been created using the versatile Tourism Essentials solution.  The new site benefits from a bespoke design and new functionality to improve the visitor experience and boost the destination's commercial capability.

Providing a one-stop shop for tourists looking for everything from kayaking on the River Dart to bird watching in the Blackdown Hills AONB, the website brings together information on events, attractions, destinations, activities, accommodation and hospitality to fast-track visitors to everything they need to create their perfect holiday.

The home page film takes visitors on the Visit South Devon aerial tour of Exmouth, Burgh Island, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Powderham, Exeter, Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth (recent backdrop to the film The Mercy, starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth), Dartmoor, Salcombe, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Beer (English winner of Channel 4’s Village of the Year), Bickleigh and Hope Cove.  The video has been featured in Travelmag.com’s videos of the week in their ‘Travel Videos’ section. Travelmag.com showcases the best destinations around the world, helping to inspire people from each corner of the globe to get packing.

Additional films include a culinary journey through the south of the county, a 360 degree trip through Haldon Forrest, and an interactive 360 degree SUP journey along the captivating Exe Estuary.

The in-house team at Visit South Devon has had all of the tools at their disposal to launch a number of promotional activities to boost the site's exposure subsequent to launch.  A series of competitions have been initiated in the run up to the busy Summer season, including the chance to win dinner for four at the award-winning Riverford Field Kitchen near Totnes, and the opportunity to win tickets to Lemonfest over the weekend of 08-09 June.

Sarah Stride of Visit South Devon comments: "We are delighted that we have been able to work with New Mind | tellUs to produce a website that incorporates exciting new technology and a stunning layout. The bespoke design allows us to show off the spectacular scenery South Devon has to offer through increased images and video content, including the use of VR films. Working with the designers, project management team and developers we have been able to create business listing pages and category sections which are user friendly and offer a sleek, fresh design integrating quality content."

Stuart Longrigg, Chairman of Visit South Devon comments "Our goal is simple, and that is to entice visitors from across the UK and beyond to discover the delights of South Devon.  The new and expanded website brings together an incredible mix of places to stay, experiences and attractions to enjoy.  

From country lanes and rolling fields to cliff top views, moors and wild adventures on land or sea, South Devon is an incredible area, full of personality, packed with activities and amazing places to explore. South Devon is a stand-out destination that deserves to be shouted about, and that’s exactly what the new website delivers."

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