Brixham Based Holiday Company Wins South West Tourism 'Website of the Year' Award

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Blue Chip Vacations has been named as winner of a Silver award in South West Tourism's prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Blue Chip Vacations has been named as winner of a Silver award in South West Tourism's prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Designed to celebrate 'the best in the South West' the Awards promote and reward the very best in the tourism industry.

Nominated in the category of "Tourism Website of the Year", Blue Chip Vacations has been awarded Silver after an exhaustive selection and judging process, which whittled over 200 entries down to 73 finalists.

Managing Director, Liam Gavin comments, "This is terrific news. Much of the last year has been spent developing and improving our website to ensure it is both user friendly and secure. Customers can now book online and get prices for short breaks or full holidays within seconds. The internet has transformed how companies do business and it is vital that we stay at the forefront of the industry for the sake of our customers and our property owners. I would have loved Blue Chip Vacations to have won Gold this year but Silver is a terrific achievement and we'll certainly be going for gold in 2009."

Blue Chip Vacations represents over 450 handpicked 4 & 5 star properties across Devon and Cornwall. Each property has been chosen for its stunning location, amazing coastal or rural views or hi-spec interior. Holiday apartments in Torquay, such as Upper Alvista, (currently with a December Deal), are typical to the company's portfolio. A large 3 bedroom apartment within a converted 1930s detached house, it is set in its own landscaped gardens bordered by trees and palms and just 180 yards from the beach. The property has sea views from most rooms and a contemporary décor with high quality furniture and a hand-made kitchen. Up until December 20 it has been reduced in price to £425 a week (saving £61) whilst Christmas and New Year bookings (£993 for week) will see the house decorated for Christmas and receive a luxury Marks and Spencer hamper on arrival.

Cornwall holidays also benefit from late deals, 7 Bredon Court in Newquay sleeps 6 and is a stylish mews house in a superb location close to Fistral Beach and The Headland. It has glorious sea views and is spacious and well appointed throughout. Christmas week has been reduced by £396 (from £825 to £499) whilst all other weeks across December, January and February have been reduced to £299.

All Properties are reviewed each year to ensure they meet the high standard set not only by Blue Chip Vacations, but also by Quality in Tourism. By letting a property through an agency such as BCV, owners can benefit from favourable CGT and inheritance tax treatment, including the new 'entrepreneurs relief' announced last November.

For further details, contact: Simon Whittam on 01803 855282 or 01752 823 414


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