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Holiday Accommodation in Devon

12 February 2018 | 21 comments

Looking for holiday accommodation in Devon, for example, somewhere on the English Riviera? Sales managers frequently look for ways in which to motivate their sales personnel and when teams achieve most of their income on commissions, they often work long hours. Incentives can range from a monthly bonus when sales targets are met to competitions where the winner is the salesperson who makes the most sales over a set period of time.

When a company is doing well, it’s easy to reward personnel with expensive incentives.  Exotic holidays, the hire of a Ferrari for a day or long weekend breaks in top city hotels are all possible. However, when business is slow, the sales incentive budget can’t stretch to such costly gifts. So what can sales managers do to make their teams happy without spending a fortune?

Holiday in Devon at affordable prices

There is plenty on offer in Torbay, Brixham, Paignton and surrounding areas including great food, entertainment, theatre, sporting activities and much more.  If your top salesperson has worked hard and put in the hours you can afford to pay for a full week in Devon for the price of a city break.

Choose one of our self-catered holiday apartments here in Paignton and your salesperson can relax with their partner in comfort without being confined to a single hotel room. If they want to they can cook a romantic meal, order takeaway fast food or go out to any number of restaurants offering international cuisine.

Far away from the madding crowd

A luxury apartment in Devon might be more appreciated for a long weekend or a week than something in the heart of the city. Sales personnel lead busy lives so sending them to a seaside resort out of season could be a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Walks in the fresh air, along the beach or promenade, can reduce stress levels and clear the mind.  Visiting places of interest like Brixham Harbour where fresh fish can be bought for lunch or the evening meal, taking a tour around a heritage vessel or a trip to Paignton Zoo are all relaxing pursuits guaranteed to recharge anyone’s batteries.

Brixham Fish Market Tours

Most tourists who stay in Holiday Accommodation in Devon, particularly on the coast in areas such as Paignton, Brixham and Torquay will usually sample fish and chips from one of the many chippies in the area. The fish is fresh and most serve the nation’s favourite cod as well as haddock and mackerel.  However, it is surprising how so many people love fish and chips but never expand their culinary experiences to other types of fish which are equally if not more delicious.

There are so many fish to fry, bake, poach and put into sumptuous fish pies or pour scrumptious sauces over that a true fish connoisseur will be spoiled for choice. You certainly will be if you take a tour around the Brixham Fish Market where there are more than 40 varieties of fish being sold at auction.

Up with the lark

Every year fish to the value of around £25 million is caught and auctioned to the highest bidder. Buyers include local restaurants, fish and chip shop owners and national procurers for supermarkets, hotel groups and restaurants in the major cities. Around half of the catch is exported to countries around the world.

The Brixham Fish Market auctions’ claim to fame was that it was shown on ‘Fish Town’, a series broadcast on Sky Atlantic.  Depending on where your holiday accommodation in Devon is, you’ll need to get up very early to take a Brixham Fish Market tour, since the auctions begin at 6 in the morning. Your guide will meet you at the market and show you around.

You will be able to buy some fish and take it home to cook in your self-catering accommodation in Paignton, Brixham, Torquay or surrounding areas.  Fish is so easy and quick to cook no matter which method you choose and it’s also very good for you.

End the tour with a full English Breakfast

After the tour, you will be taken for a full English breakfast at the Shipmates Café on Brixham Quay and we’re certain if you ask nicely, the chef there will be happy to discuss fish recipes with you.

The next Brixham Fish Market tour is on Wednesday 14th October 2015. Tickets cost £12.50 but bear in mind that no one under 14 is allowed to attend. For more information email: or call Barry Young at the British Trawler Agents on 07973 297620.

If you haven’t yet booked your Holiday Accommodation in Devon but would like to attend contact us at Bedford Holiday Apartments and we will do our best to help.

Quality Holiday Accommodation in Devon

So the next time you are struggling to come up with a sales incentive that your salespeople will think worthy of their efforts, consider renting Holiday Accommodation in Devon. Even when the weather isn’t yhat pleasant, they will appreciate a more relaxed environment, in a place far from home where they can do as much or as little as they wish.

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