Exmoor Tourism Partnership

At the recent AGM of the Exmoor Tourist Association (March 2015) it was agreed that the Exmoor Tourist Association would merge its activities with the Exmoor Tourism Partnership to create a single industry led body taking lead strategic responsibility for tourism in the area.

The new organisation is led by Exmoor Tourist Association and will be trading as 'Exmoor Tourism'. Information on the proposal (now agreed) can be read here (PDF). Further details will be available soon and a new web area developed. In the meantime visit here to contact the Administrator if you are interested in joining. This ETP website is being kept live for the time being as a useful archive of information.

The Exmoor Tourism Partnership is a virtual partnership of core organisations working together to achieve a co-ordinated approach to supporting, promoting and managing the local tourism industry across the Greater Exmoor area (including the Exmoor National Park, West Somerset Coast and the Quantock Hills).
The role of the Partnership is to enhance the quality of the visitor experience, to improve the viability, sustainability and performance of tourism enterprises and to develop, promote and champion the Exmoor brand in appropriate markets.

It seeks to co-ordinate activity between the various players, to raise awareness of the importance of tourism and maximise the economic benefits from tourism, whilst minimising and mitigating environmental impacts.

Aims and objectives


To develop Greater Exmoor (including West Somerset and North Devon) as a leading tourism destination based on quality and sustainable experiences supporting an enhanced economy.
  • To increase domestic and international visitor numbers, length of stay and visitor expenditure by positioning the area along with its tourism products and experiences as a distinct and competitive tourist destination. 
  • To build on the destinations position as a leader in sustainable tourism, managing tourism to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the area that underpin the tourism product.
  • To take a leadership role in the tourism industry, encourage professional standards and the development of co-operative arrangements, which build and maximise industry effectiveness.
  • To consult, communicate and engage with stakeholders in the public and private sectors, operators and the community to encourage collaborative action and commitment to the tourism success of the area.
  • To co-ordinate any delegated resources and financial contributions of partners in support of the delivery of the tourism strategy and seek to raise additional external funds to achieve the objectives.
  • To operate as a viable, innovative and professional partnership to achieve the objectives to the benefit of members, stakeholders and the area
  • To support the private enterprise stakeholders in the tourism industry by all possible means to enhance their profitability.

Latest News & Events

  • Experiential Toursim - Exmoor Tourism Conference 2014 This year’s Exmoor Tourism Conference will be held in the newly renovated Beach Hotel in Minehead on Thursday 6 November from 9.45am to 4.15pm.   The conference, which ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2014, 09:07 by Dan James
  • Capitalising on our natural assets - Exmoor tourism Conference 2013 This year’s Exmoor Tourism Conference ‘Capitalising on our Natural Assets’ is being held at the Lynton Town Hall in Devon on Thursday 7 November and includes a guided tour ...
    Posted 24 Oct 2013, 03:48 by Dan James
  • Exmoor Video Competition The first ever Exmoor Video Competition was run over the summer of 2013 with some great and varied entries.  The winner wil be announced soon but in the meantime why ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2013, 08:56 by Dan James
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 9. View more »