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

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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

‘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

Isle of Wight BID levy payers invited to drop-in sessions

will myles md of visit isle of wight

The drop-in sessions are a chance for BID levy payers to find out more about how their money has been spent, and get an idea of how next year’s campaigns are shaping up.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 12:25pm

By Simon Clark

Wight in Bloom 2018 Winners announced


There were a whopping 114 gardens entered into this year's Wight in Bloom competition - all visited by a panel of volunteer judges during July, scoring the entries for their design, range of plants, colour, presentation, maintenance and creativity.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:13pm

By Simon Clark 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

Isle of Wight hits The Sunday Times’ Top 50 Beaches

Alum Bay

An Isle of Wight Beach made it into the Sunday Times' list of top 50 beaches yesterday.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 6:58am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Wight in Bloom competition now open for applications


You could be a starter, someone who’s been gardening for years, or even part of a gardening team. Anyone can take part because there are categories for everyone says Visit Isle of Wight CEO.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 11:40am

By Simon Clark

Islander with cerebral palsy takes on Welsh mountain challenge

Islander, Josh Barry, suffers from a severe form of cerebal palsy and can't walk unaided. With a team of carers and volunteers he is attempting Pen Y Fan (highest mountain in South Wales) this Saturday.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 7:36am

By Simon Clark