£10m going into 100 bed hotel in Sandown

premier inn sandown

Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, has confirmed it will be investing £10 million into building the new hotel in Sandown and announced the start of construction.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 10:54am

By Richard Pia with one comment

Funding boost allows active travellers to explore West Wight using electric bikes

John Hobart with Paul Mocroft of The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast has secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council in order to attract active travellers to explore the beauty of West Wight, using electric bikes.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Wightlink’s new cafe offers ‘One of the best views in the city’

Camber Cafe view

Wightlink say customers can now enjoy one of the best views in the city with a cup of tea or coffee while they wait for their ferries in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 12:26pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Isle of Wight as an ‘education destination’ showcased in Parliament

A unique project that combines traditional Isle of Wight strengths as a visitor destination with high-quality teaching was showcased in Parliament today.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 3:03pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight wins second place for Holiday Destination of the Year

visit isle of wight heather

Countryfile Magazine contributing editor and one of the judges, Mark Rowe, said the Isle of Wight has moved with the times and deserves its recognition in this national competition. Well done to everyone involved in tourism on the Island.

Friday, 16th March, 2018 7:17am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns in 2018

Walking Festival

The popular festival was saved in 2017 following an 11th hour injection of support from Visit Isle of Wight. Find out what's planned for this year on the brand new Website.

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 1:23pm

By Simon Clark

Visit Isle of Wight announce new MD

Visit Isle of Wight new MD Will Myles

Following the departure of Visit Isle of Wight CEO David Thornton in January, a new MD has been announced.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 10:51am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight holiday lets and nursing homes targeted in council budget proposals

Rubbish bags

If the Conservative budget proposals are accepted at the Isle of Wight council meeting this Wednesday (they have the majority with 25 councillors against 15 from other parties/groups) changes could be in store for holiday let owners and nursing homes.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

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’

cyclists looking at the view

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