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

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

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

Caroline’s Isle of Wight B&B breakfast is England’s Champion

AA Award for Best Breakfast in England for B&B owner Caroline Gurney-Champion of Gotten Manor Chale with award

As well as Caroline Gurney-Champion winning best breakfast in the country, two Isle of Wight B&Bs picked up awards

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 5:11pm

By Simon Clark

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

Visit Isle of Wight warns against scammers this holiday season

Koala Cottage Godshill

Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being warned to be vigilant after Island accommodation providers were targeted by scammers.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark

‘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 with one comment

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

19% rise among other figures released by Visit Isle of Wight

VIOW Discover the Isle of Wight for - quality time

The number of visitors staying five nights or more rose by 19% on the previous year is just one of the several stats released this week by Tourism South East.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 8:50am

By Simon Clark

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