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

Learn what digital and accessibility can do for your business at the Visit Isle of Wight Tourism Conference

Tourism conference at Par Resorts Thorness:

If you're a BID levy payer, it's well worth heading to the Visit Isle of Wight tourism conference, where you'll hear from a number of speakers on subjects such as cyber security and accessibility. There'll also be a chance to take part in a Q&A, as well as specialist workshops

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 8:07am

By Feature Writer

New President for IW Chamber of Commerce

john allen sworn in as chamber president

The new President says that whatever happens with Brexit, the business environment will change, and the Chamber will to be there to help members adapt to the new circumstances

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry

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

Shane Ritchie gives Isle of Wight a thumbs up – on TV in November

Shane Richie and Laura Miller from Away Resorts

Shane Ritchie filmed the Isle of Wight episode in July this year, enjoying a four-night stay in Whitecliff Bay. He was so impressed he returned with his family

Friday, 25th October, 2019 10:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight farm-stay wins prestigious award and heads to National final

Best Rural Tourism Business winner Tallulah Shepherdly from Nettlecombe Farm. Rural Business Awards, South East Ceremony. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Kent (

Congratulations to Nettlecombe Farm, who will now go on to represent the South East at the national final in February 2020

Friday, 25th October, 2019 9:08am

By Jodie Jones

Ten new banners help celebrate Newport’s identity

newport banner

The banner project has been created in response to comments from Newport residents and businesses gathered as part of the Shaping Newport programme in 2017, where local people were concerned that Newport was losing its identity

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight ranked No. 1 in Best Destinations in the UK for Autumn

Autumn's arrival

The ranking takes into account everything from the average temperature and rainfall in October to the number of family-friendly attractions and restaurants.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 11:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Goodleaf Tree Climbing chosen for ‘Small Biz 100’ national campaign

Goodleaf tree climbing - boy and Paul

Many congratulations to the Isle of Wight's Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have been selected as one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ and will be in the national spotlight in October.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 4:40pm

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Isle of Wight open top bus ride in Guardian’s UK Top Ten

Needles Breezer travelling along the edge of the coast

It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

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

Alex Polizzi, The Hotel Inspector, seeking Isle of Wight candidates for Channel 5 programme

The Hotel Inspector - Alex Polizzi

If you run a hotel, guesthouse or B&B on the Isle of Wight that isn't reaching its full potential, perhaps the Hotel Inspector can help.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 4:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments