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

Best year yet for sustainable travel say Visit Isle of Wight

Southern Vectis bus driving through shanklin

Businesses are encouraged to get involved in 2020 and promote the message of sustainable travel

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

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

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

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