Devon holiday park team takes a bow in tourism awards

Teamwork: the park’s general manager Steven Harper-Smith (left) and assistant general manager Will Tottle

LADRAM BAY Holiday Park has paid tribute to its “team of holiday heroes” after clinching a top honour in today’s South West Tourism Excellence awards (22 April).

The Budleigh Salterton family business came away with a prestigious bronze honour in the event, placing it among the West Country’s most celebrated holiday parks.

And according to director Zoe House, it is Ladram Bay’s hardworking team members who deserve the lion’s share of the credit for the triumph:

“The reason why these awards are so highly regarded is that they don’t just look at the quality of the facilities and accommodation on offer to guests,” she said.

“The judges recognise that a major ingredient of happy holidays is the way guests are welcomed and looked after during their stay, and the friendliness of the atmosphere.

“Deserving a big thank-you for delivering this are the people who work here, and the way they go the extra mile to help families enjoy the best experience possible.

“So on behalf of our family I’d like to offer them our thanks and our congratulations for making Ladram Bay such a special place to take a break or own a holiday home!” added Zoe.

Guests at Ladram Bay can enjoy the park’s private beach from where watersports equipment can be hired

This year’s awards ceremony was held as a virtual event, and was watched by hundreds of tourism chiefs in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Isles of Scilly.

Ladram Bay took its place in the finals after clinching a silver accolade in last month’s Devon Tourism Awards in the Holiday Park of the Year category.

Judges then praised the extensive Covid safety measures put in place to give visitors peace of mind, the park’s new leisure facilities, and its work to protect the natural world.

This latest award comes just a week after Ladram Bay and other parks were allowed to re-open as part of the government’s lockdown easing measures.

Zoe said it was wonderful to see the park once again buzzing with activity, and that bookings for the rest of year through to autumn were extremely buoyant.

Ladram Bay has its own private beach and a host of activities, attractions, and entertainment – plus  holiday caravans and lodges to rent or own, glamping pods, and pitches for touring guests.

“This is definitely a landmark spring for us, and we’re so pleased that we can celebrate it with Ladram Bay in full swing once again!” said Zoe.

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