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’s Lorry Middleton voted the UK’s Tourism Superstar

Lorry Middleton

A huge well done to Lorry Middleton for winning the title of Visit England/The Mirror Tourism Superstar 2020. When the Isle of Wight reopens after the Covid-19 crisis, this will be a great boost for tourism

Saturday, 25th April, 2020 8:41am

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Last chance to vote for Hovertravel’s Lorry as the UK’s Tourism Superstar

Lorry Middleton

If Hovertravel's Lorry Middleton were to win it would be great recognition for his work in promoting the Isle of Wight as the UK's number one holiday destination!

Friday, 17th April, 2020 4:39pm

By Simon Clark with 8 readers' comments

Some Isle of Wight hotels and B&Bs are being used for good reasons during lockdown – not holidays, OnTheWight has discovered (updated)

suitcases at reception

Some people have jumped to the conclusion that those staying at hotels or B&Bs during Coronavirus lock down are holidaymakers - but OnTheWight been investigating and it's not what it first appears

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 7:44pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tourism businesses band together to spread vital message: The Island Will Wait

The Island Will Wait

Islanders are being asked to support the campaign - Don't Cancel ... Postpone - by downloading the image to show support for the tourism industry

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 5:31pm

By Simon Clark

‘We’ll be ready to welcome you in good health when the time is right’ says tourism boss to holidaymakers


The head of Visit Isle of Wight urges holidaymakers to stick to the rules imposed by the UK Government

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 3:07pm

By Will Myles with 4 readers' comments

Coronavirus: OnTheWight asks Isle of Wight ferry companies what action they are taking to limit the spread

Man with face mask and gloves on

OnTheWight asked Red Funnel and Wightlink what they are doing to prepare for Coronavirus and some specific questions about travelling

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 1:08pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Take part in the CPRE Star Count 2020 on the Isle of Wight

Dark Skies over the Longstone at Mottistone

From this Friday until the next, cock your head to the skies at night and take part in the CPRE Star Count

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 5:33pm

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight shortlisted for top award in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards: Your votes count

Ventnor beach

The Isle of Wight is up against some stiff competition, so your vote matters. Details within

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:40am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight and Sandown Bay feature in The Guardian’s ‘Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist’

futuristic retro island article

Sandown Bay and the brilliant work being carried out by The Common Space features prominently in The Guardian's 'Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist'

Sunday, 5th January, 2020 10:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Awards galore for Isle of Wight tourism businesses at Beautiful South Awards

Lorry Middleton at the Beautiful South Awards

The Isle of Wight is on the up and punching above its weight winning eight awards and two commendations at the Beautiful South Awards. Details within

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 8:01am

By Simon Clark with one comment

Learn what digital and accessibility can do for your business at the Visit Isle of Wight Tourism Conference

Tourism conference at Par Resorts Thorness:

If you're a BID levy payer, it's well worth heading to the Visit Isle of Wight tourism conference, where you'll hear from a number of speakers on subjects such as cyber security and accessibility. There'll also be a chance to take part in a Q&A, as well as specialist workshops

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 8:07am

By Feature Writer

Bumper number of Isle of Wight businesses named in tourism awards

Don, Antony and keepers at Monkey Haven

The Beautiful South Awards, organised by Tourism South East, recognise the best across the region in a number of categories, and Isle of Wight businesses are a strong presence across the board

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 9:03am

By Simon Clark