Isle of Wight council to encourage responsible tourism this half term

illustration of people wearing face masks with world flags on them

Council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, wants to reassure Islanders that the council and its partners are working together to encourage responsible tourism this Half Term holiday

Friday, 16th October, 2020 9:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Don’t miss chance to enter rural entrepreneurs in Rural Business Awards

Best Rural Tourism Business. Winner Nettlecombe Farm Emma Theunissen

The awards are organised by rural businesses for rural businesses, to celebrate the achievements of rural companies and develop a strong network for rural business owners

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 11:58am

By Rachel Reilly

IOW Tours – After 30+ years in the business, Covid forcing them to close

IOW Tours Coach

Covid-19 has taken away the business of IOW Tours, the award-winning Isle of Wight holiday company. As the sad news hits, News OnTheWight spoke to the woman who led the much-loved company for over 30 years.

Friday, 9th October, 2020 6:47am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Research predicts a loss of 30 per cent of tourism businesses in coastal areas

Isle of Wight cliff with rabbits in the rapeseed

The national research is across all sectors of the tourism business, said Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight, as he presented an update to the Isle of Wight council committee

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight wins Government funding to help boost the tourism economy

women standing on the side of a cliff on the isle of Wight

It will form part of the government’s Enjoy Summer Safely campaign extension, aimed at helping to kick start the economy in a responsible way

Friday, 4th September, 2020 1:57pm

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight voted UK’s Best Destination

Visit Isle of Wight boy on beach at Yaverland-Sandown

Great news for Isle of Wight tourism businesses as the Island picks up the top prize at the Group Travel Awards

Friday, 4th September, 2020 1:06pm

By Simon Clark with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races backed by business leaders says Chamber CEO

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

The CEO of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce says business leaders are backing the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races and explains why

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:25pm

By Joseph Keele-Toms with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Lorry Middleton voted the nation’s tourism superstar

Hovertravel presentation to Lorry Middleton -

Congratulations to Hovertravel's Lorry Middleton. He's highly regarded by commuters as well as visitors to the Isle of Wight

Friday, 21st August, 2020 11:49am

By Stephen Forster

High praise for Isle of Wight and Facebook community from first-time holiday-makers

Minka Dyszynska-Bonnage and family at The Hut

Having holidayed in Devon for the last ten years, Minka and her family decided to try the Isle of Wight. The great community spirit won them over. Details within

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council staff redeployed as Island Ambassadors to help keep Islanders and visitors Covid-safe

Beach ambassadors and Dave Stewart standing in front of Sandown Pier

The role of the new Island Ambassadors is to patrol tourist hotspots checking for any problems, making sure people are happy on the beaches and adhering to social distance guidelines

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 9:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

MP calls for a tailored support package to help the coach industry get back on the road

back Britain's coaches logo

The MP is asking for clearer guidance for the coach industry, so they can get back on the road and support a resurgence of domestic tourism

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 5:01pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Government launch Covid-19 ‘action cards’ in event of an outbreak

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

The action cards provide specific advice on the issues each type of organisation may face now lockdown restrictions have been eased

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office