English Riviera Tourism Awards 2019

English Riviera Tourism Awards 2019

Brixham businesses featured strongly once again at the English Riviera Tourism Awards. Many congratulations to those who sco0ped up very-well deserved prizes this year:

Ella’s Chocolate Emporium & Tea Rooms: GOLD – Café Tearoom of the Year

Salty Sparrow: GOLD – Restaurant/Bistro of the Year

BrixFest: SILVER Tourism Event & Festival of the Year

Driftwood: SILVER – Bed and Breakfast of the Year

Pirate Festival: BRONZE Tourism Event & Festival of the Year


Read full details of the Awards here.


Love Brixham at Tourism Exhibition 2018

Love Brixham at Tourism Exhibition 2018

For the second time, Brixham Chamber of Commerce took a stand at the Tourism Exhibition held at the Riviera centre in Torquay.  The main purpose of this was to promote Brixham as a tourist destination and to launch our Brixham Guide for 2018.

The guide, which has been produced under the “Love Brixham” brand, was very well received and everybody we talked to was very positive about Brixham and the unique visitor experience that it offers.

Not only was the guide very popular with guest house owners across the bay, who recommend a visit to Brixham to their guests, but also to the numerous tour operators that attended the show.  They were interested in Brixham both as a destination and as one of the excursions that they include with their holidays.

Overall attending the exhibition was very worthwhile and it gave us a rare chance to shout about the good things that Brixham has to offer.


Photo courtesy of Angela George


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

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 Operators and Group organisers will be visiting the exhibition as part of an organised Groups FAM Visit organised by the English Riviera BID Company.

As such we would encourage Group Hotels and Group Attractions to book a stand at the 2018 English Riviera Groups Showcase Event so that you have the opportunity to meet these national Group Operators face to face to discuss possible new Group Business for the future.

Advance reservations are now being taken to exhibit at this event with costs held at £95 + VAT per table.

This includes:

  • Table 6ft x 2ft approx.
  • Tablecloth
  • Two chairs
  • Space behind to put up a roll up banner
  • Lunch for two
  • Tea and Coffee on arrival and for lunch
  • Power if required
  • Wifi

Please email angela@englishrivierabid.co.uk to reserve your space.

Chamber at the Tourism Exhibition

Chamber at the Tourism Exhibition

The Chamber Stand at the recent Tourism Exhibition on the 15th March, 2017 was very busy with lots of compliments for Brixham, The Chamber, The New Guide and the markets. Generally it was a very good exhibition overall.

The majority of visitors to the Brixham stand were from Torquay and Paignton B&B’s who were delighted to get guides and information for Brixham for their guests. The Chamber’s A5 market leaflets went in a flash however we have collected a list of establishments to whom we’ve promised to send new leaflets when they are ready. We also took a box of the new Guide to Brixham and there were only a few left at the end.

Thank you to Alex Foley, Lynne Peets and Matt Crabtree for giving up their time to represent Brixham and the

ERBID Tourism Exhibition and Conference

ERBID Tourism Exhibition and Conference

Come and see us at the English Riviera BID Tourism Exhibition & Conference on Wednesday 15th March at the Riviera Centre. The chamber will be promoting holidays and days out in Brixham and handing out copies of our new Guide to Brixham.

There are still some spaces available so if you would like to book a stand and join with us and the other 80+ exhibitors, please click here.

For delegates, doors to the exhibition open at 10am and there is free lunch for the first 250 to register. From 2-4.30pm, the conference will feature some inspiring presentations about tourism with a focus on ‘Opportunities for Growth’ in the sector.  Samantha Richardson from National Coastal Tourism Academy is the keynote speaker.

The exhibition and conference offer free entry to delegates and free parking.

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