Visit Isle of Wight

Visit Isle of Wight is a Destination Management Organisation set up in 2012.

David Thornton is the organisation’s CEO, whilst Simon Dabell is Chairman.

Isle of Wight features three times in Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist

Shanklin beach

Three Isle of Wight experiences have been named amongst the UK’s best by the leading media travel company, Lonely Planet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 3:00pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

High standard of entries for Wight in Bloom comp

flowers in the garden

Keen gardeners across the Isle of Wight are now waiting for the shortlisted gardens to be announced.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 2:11pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight hopes to become one of Government’s five new Tourism Zones pilots

Will Myles standing brading downs

The head of Visit Isle of Wight is hoping that the Island will become one of the five new tourism zones in a pilot project being led by the UK Government.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 8:03am

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight becomes UK’s latest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Ryde School celebrate Biosphere Announcement with L-R Bob Seely MP, Jonathan Bacon, Dave Stewart, Joel Bateman

Becoming an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve means the Isle of Wight is recognised as one of the best places in the world to explore sustainable way people interact with natural environment.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 12:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mayor welcomes maiden call of cruise ship to Cowes Harbour

Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, Staff Captain Christoph Kunz of HANSEATIC Nature, Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Visit Isle of Wight Chairman Ian Griffiths.

A plaque exchange took place on the cruise ship's maiden call in Cowes Harbour.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8:41am

By Louisa Mamakou

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight and three specific locations a big focus in top German Newspaper today

IW in German paper

An article about Brexit and the UK in top German paper today features the Isle of Wight quite prominently today. Another win for Isle of Wight tourism.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 6:53pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2019: 50 new walks and around 100 to choose from

people walking across the downs - isle of wight walking festival

Get up close and personal with the best of the Isle of Wight's stunning scenery; journey from the beautiful chalky cliffs of the west coast to the lush green rolling hills of the east at the 2019 Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 6:56pm

By Feature Writer

Watch: Isle of Wight hits the spotlight with Queen’s Isles

rowing from the air - german tv programme

During the hot summer of 2018 a film crew captured some wonderful footage for this programme being shown on French and German TV.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight remains in Trip Advisor Top Ten UK places to visit

IOW bluebells

It's not just the wonderful scenery, but also the warm friendly welcome of the Island's accommodation providers, attractions, that keeps the Isle of Wight in the Trip Advisor Top Ten.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 11:31am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments