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.

‘Nose in, fingers out’ says new Visit Isle of Wight Chairman

Ian Griffiths Chair Visit Isle of Wight 640

The new chairman for Visit Isle of Wight says he's a "nose in, fingers out" person and is excited about working with the Visit IW team and BID levy payers.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:16am

By Simon Clark

Visit Isle of Wight £34k fraud: Judge delivered Thornton sentence this morning (updated)

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

Following a deferment in November, the judge has now delivered the sentencing on the woman who stole £34k from Visit Isle of Wight. The head of VIoW speaks.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 1:10pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Sandown Bay and Bembridge village crowned UK’s best

Sandown Bay

The results are in and according to Visit Isle of Wight the Island's shortlisted entries in the Countryfile Magazine competition by a massive margin.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 3:35pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Not too late to vote for Isle of Wight locations in Countryfile Magazine Awards

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Stunning Sandown beach and beautiful Bembridge village are both in the running for Countryfile Magazine Awards but are reliant on public votes. You have until Sunday to show your support.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Your vote counts for Isle of Wight locations shortlisted in Countryfile Magazine Awards

Iconic Bembridge Lifeboat station

Vote today for Sandown Bay which has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 1:07pm

By Simon Clark

New Year’s Day boost for Isle of Wight tourism thanks to French TV

french drone footage of sheep on the isle of wight

This five minute segment shown on French TV is a fantastically cost effective way of promoting the Isle of Wight as a destination and will remain on the broadcaster's Website for 12 months. Watch here.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

‘We’re going on an Isle of Wight bear hunt’ figures find ‘forever homes’


We’re Going on A Bear Hunt has been on the Isle of Wight since Easter, and their last event was at the Youth Zone at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 5:39pm

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight’s County Town has new and ‘affectionate’ map

l-r Chloe Williams Cllr Geoff Brodie Cllr Julie Jones-Evans

Hand-drawn by popular Isle of Wight artist Alan Rowe, this new map available from Visit Isle of Wight’s Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall in Newport, will help guide visitors and Islanders.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 9:16am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight: Visitors up by 15,000 and spend by day visitors more than doubles

Camper Van Isle of Wight

Visit Isle of Wight have some great early stats on visitor numbers for this year, so they're releasing some teasers ahead of the main announcement in November.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 8:00am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Finance officer abused position in £34,000 fraud and theft case

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The 55 year old has now moved to Sheffield and will be sentenced in November.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 8:15am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

German documentary filmed on the Isle of Wight to go before 20 million people

Marvin Entholt (far left) an film crew with Chloe leading Jimbob the donkey

A German film crew have been on the Island for the last couple of weeks making a documentary that is expected to be seen by 20 million people across Europe.

Monday, 20th August, 2018 1:10pm

By Simon Clark

Podcast: First published interview with Visit Isle of Wight’s new MD

will myles md of visit isle of wight

Get to hear the first published interview with the new Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight - learn more about his background and the plans for 2019.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments