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Tourism Trade

This news bulletin is sent monthly to South Somerset Tourism businesses.

If you would like to receive a copy on a regular basis, please email the tourism team at

The latest news bulletin can be seen here or scroll down for previous editions.

Rural Tourism Toolkit

Welcome to your toolkit which is crammed with helpful hints and advice for new and existing rural tourism businesses. It is designed to assist you in planning, developing, marketing and sustaining your services for customers. It is intended to encourage initiatives that offer great visitor experiences whilst nurturing the environments that create them.

Explore each of the FIVE sections: Getting Started, Communicating Effectively, Working Together, Local Distinctiveness and Saving Money and Sustainability.

The toolkit has been produced as part of the COOL Tourism Project - a European partnership of 11 local authorities and organisations, based in the east and south of England and in the north of France, working to help each other compete effectively in the global market. It aims to encourage rural tourism businesses to make use of their areas' environmental assets and local distinctiveness to attract visitors.

COOL Tourism has the support of the European cross-border co-operation Programme INTERREG IV A, France (Channel) - England, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Local partners are: Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Exmoor National Park Authority.


Signage grant scheme for businesses in South Somerset Area North

This new scheme is offering a package of financial support and advice to encourage the manufacture and installation of new signs in key locations in South Somerset Area North.

Full details can be seen here

or contact  Pauline Burr, Neighbourhood Development Officer (North) on 01935 462253 or email


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South Somerset Literature Exchange and Days Out Fair

Lit exchange 2013

The 2015 event will be held at the Haynes International Motor Museum on March 17th 2015 during English Tourism Week.

If you havent attended this popular event before, please email the tourism team for more details.