National award for Isle of Wight’s Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park Wallaby

Tapnell Farm Park picked up the “Small Farm Attraction of the Year” at the National Farm Attractions Network bash last month.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 1:36pm

By Oli Whitehurst

Vote: Isle of Wight shortlisted for ‘Holiday Destination of the Year’

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Your vote in the Countryfile Magazine Awards could see the Isle of Wight crowned 'Holiday Destination of the Year'.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 3:14pm

By Simon Clark with 7 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight launch new Guide for Groups

group guide travel

Although traditional coach visitor and scheduled tours have declined across the UK in recent years, private hire trips, organised by groups and companies are increasing and have a higher spend per head.

Monday, 8th January, 2018 1:11pm

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight in Top 40 list of where to holiday in 2018


Sitting among the likes of the Seychelles, the Isle of Wight's party spirit is highlighted in this Top 40 list of where to holiday in 2018.

Monday, 8th January, 2018 9:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight CEO resigns after five years in the post (updated)


After five years in the job, David Thornton has decided it's time to move on from his role as the head of Visit Isle of Wight. We hope his replacement is just as dynamic.

Wednesday, 20th December, 2017 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Visit Isle of Wight reveal their 2018 advertising campaign

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Visit Isle of Wight reveal their advertising campaign for 2018 with marketing starting earlier this time, over the 'twixmas' period.

Wednesday, 20th December, 2017 10:02am

By Sue Emmerson with 4 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight tops the league table for social media activity

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Visit Isle of Wight have knocked Visit Cornwall off the top spot in the social media league table after their social media activity is recognised as one of the best in the country. Well done to them all!

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 4:04pm

By Simon Clark

Priory Bay Hotel sells as part of £30m four year investment in the Isle of Wight

priory bay hotel

The company behind the purchase of Priory Bay Hotel say they will invest a whopping £30m in the Isle of Wight hospitality industry over the next four years, creating up to 150 new jobs.

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 8:17am

By Sally Perry

Bronze for Hovertravel in Tourism Awards

HoverCare Launch

Just a couple of months after the launch of the HoverCare initiative, Hovertravel have picked up a Bronze award at the Beautiful South Awards ceremony.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 8:10am

By Stephen Forster

Plan for Cruise ships to visit Cowes and beyond firming up


The Cruise ship business is considerable and valuable. VIoW and Cowes Harbour Commission are actively engaging them, laying out the benefits of visiting the Island. The enclosed map shows where Cruise ships will anchor while visiting Cowes.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 12:04pm

By Louisa Mamakou with 7 readers' comments

Summer tourism figures hit by bad weather and loss of Bestival

rainbow over freshwater bay

There was good news and bad as the Island saw the highest every number of first timers over the summer, but the overall; number of visitors dropped due to Bestival leaving the Island and that awful wet weather.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 4:45pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Top travel awards for Isle of Wight businesses

Wightlink Stuart James receiving the award at the ceremony (l-r) Family Traveller editor Jane Anderson Stuart James Alice Beer

Two Isle of Wight tourism businesses received awards from Family Traveller magazine this week at a ceremony in London hosted by TV personality, Alice Beer.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 4:10pm

By Simon Clark