About Us

About Us

A non-political body that seeks to maximise the benefits of sustainable tourism for its members, the local economy and communities whilst working together with all appropriate bodies engaged in promoting the economic and social well being of greater Exmoor. The area represented consists of Exmoor National Park, West Somerset, the Quantock Hills and North Devon. 

Our History

Visit Exmoor is the  trading name for the Exmoor Tourist Association which in 2015 merged with the former Exmoor Tourism Partnership. 

The Association was set up in 1982 to help maximise the benefits of sustainable tourism for its members and to bring members’ businesses, and Exmoor, to the attention of people considering visiting Exmoor for holidays and short breaks. Its activities aim to benefit its members, local communities and the wellbeing of the Greater Exmoor region, by promoting the benefits of Exmoor to potential visitors. Visit Exmoor is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a non-profit making organisation, using subscriptions for the promotion of their members and Greater Exmoor.

Our Team

Emma Thomasson – CEO – director@visit-exmoor.co.uk

Emma is our CEO and has been working with Visit Exmoor for over four years. Emma as a MBA from Henley Management College and spent over 25 years working as an executive in large corporations helping large clients with strategy and complex transformations. 

Max Lawrence – Business Support – businesssupport@visit-exmoor.co.uk

A Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality with over 30 years experience on the front line of business, hospitality management and the visitor economy. Max brings to our members a specialist skill base in business support, service, performance, quality management systems, and continual improvement. 

Verity Vigars – Membership and Website – membership@visit-exmoor.co.uk

Verity joined Visit Exmoor in November 2022 and brings a wealth of experience and skills in all manner of secretarial and administrative functions, particularly within membership organisations.  She has a Business Studies degree from the Open University, and has been providing various clerical services from her home-office on Exmoor for more than 20 years!

Annual General Meeting

Our last AGM was held on 14th June 2023. Please find below the financials and achievements.





Our previous AGM was held on the 26th April 2022. Please find below the meeting minutes, financials and achievements.




See the full recording of the AGM on YouTube. 

Watch our Achievements Video on YouTube