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

New Visit Isle of Wight ad being shown to targeted audiences on Sky

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Islanders won't see the ads as they will only be shown to a targeted audience of people using the Sky platform

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 3:33pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

‘We’re Good To Go’ – Isle of Wight businesses urged to tell the UK

Visit Isle of Wight children on beach and good to go logo

Visit Isle of Wight say the 'Good to Go' marque gives customers and potential visitors the confidence that tourism businesses are doing everything possible to ensure their premises are following the government guidelines

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 1:01pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

plate of quiche and salad, cup of coffee at restaurant table

The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight second most National Trust picnic spots in the UK

man eating at a picnic in the sun

Why not head out for a socially-distanced picnic this weekend and enjoy one of the amazing beauty spots on the Isle of Wight (but don't forget to take your litter home with you)

Friday, 10th July, 2020 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Chancellor announces massive VAT cut for tourism sector

bucket and spade on beach

A "suite of measures" have been announced, designed to help the tourism recover from the impact of Covid-19

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 2:12pm

By Michael Sims with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and partners launch new Visitor Charter to help economy ‘bounce back’

Welcome to the Isle of Wight poster

The Charter is designed to help the Isle of Wight's visitor economy "bounce back" from the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ campaign launches today

Isle of Wight welcomes you t shirt and logo

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ brand has been developed to prepare for the remarketing of the Island as a go-to destination

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:13am

By Feature Writer with 4 readers' comments