Save the date – 8th March, Tourism Showcase/Exhibition

On Thursday 8th March 2018 the English Riviera BID Company will be staging the annual English Riviera Tourism Exhibition and new Group Holiday Showcase at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay. For the first time, and in addition to local accommodation, attraction and food and drink businesses attending this popular event, over 50 national Group… Read More »

Seafood Coast – Phase 2 funding secured

The English Riviera BID Company are delighted to confirm that they have been successful with their bid to VisitEngland for Continuation Funding! This means they are able to take England’s Seafood Coast to the next stage for a further 12 months. Following their comprehensive six month research project, they have successfully secured an additional £100,000… Read More »

England’s Seafood Coast Launch

Amongst stiff competition, the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) has secured funding for an exciting new project from the Government’s three year £40million Discover England Fund. Following a rigorous application process, England’s Seafood Coast is one of a number of successful projects to benefit from the Discover England Fund, which aims to: grow tourism in… Read More »

Your Chance to Have Your Say – Torbay Tourism Strategy

Torbay Council have asked TDA to co-ordinate the development of the new Tourism Strategy (Destination Management Plan), which will work closely to support the key objectives of the ERTBID Business Plan following the Yes vote. As part of this process, the TDA have commissioned The South West Research Company to undertake a Tourism Industry Survey,… Read More »

Torbay votes “Yes” to ERTBID

Torbay’s tourism businesses have given a thumbs-up to the creation of a new Business Improvement District for the English Riviera. With a high turnout of 58 per cent the ERTBID was voted in by a 57.5 per cent majority. In all, 562 votes were cast with 323 in favour, in terms of numbers voting. In… Read More »

ERTBID – Vote YES before 30th June

Brixham Chamber of Commerce supports the ERTBID and urges all eligible businesses to ‘Vote YES’ before the deadline at the end of June. An open letter from Laurence Murrell Dear Colleague, You should have received your ERTBID ballot paper over the weekend. PLEASE VOTE NOW This vote is so important to our future, that I… Read More »

Brixham TBID Meeting – 17th Feb

Nearly 80 businesses have already registered to attend the English Riviera Tourism BID meetings that are taking place across the resort from 15th Feb. The Brixham Meeting taking place on Wednesday 17th Feb at the Brixham Sea Works Venue in New Road, starting at 17.40 for coffee and registration. We encourage businesses to attend and register via… Read More »

Tourism Events – Q1 2016

English Riviera and South Devon, Tourism and Business Exhibition organised by the English Riviera Tourism Company at the Riviera International Centre on Tuesday 15th March 2016. EVERYONE with any interest in Torbay’s tourism industry is invited to celebrate English Tourism Week at the annual English Riviera Tourism and Business Exhibition on TUESDAY 15TH MARCH 2016.… Read More »

Member subscriptions 2016

Thank you for your support over the last year. It is now time to renew your membership for 2016. The price for membership in 2016 has been held at £35, that’s less than 10p per day and your membership fee helps us to support Brixham businesses, the town and community. Please visit to renew your… Read More »

Tourism BID only viable option

By Laurence Murrell I am the managing director of TLH Leisure Resort which comprises the Derwent, Victoria, Carlton and Toorak hotels in Torquay. I have worked in the tourism and hospitality industry locally for more than 30 years and am currently a director of the ERTC. If, like me and 11,000 others, your job depends on tourism you… Read More »