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

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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

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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

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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

Dinosaur Isle’s future: Promising start, but we’re not there yet, say Friends

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The Chair of The Friends of Dinosaur Isle Museum shares a detailed update with OnTheWight about the Isle of Wight council’s ‘Soft Market Test' event that took place last week.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 4:29pm

By Jeremy Lockwood

Walking Festival 2018: Become a walk leader

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Volunteer walk leaders are being invited to ‘step forward’ ahead of next year’s event.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 3:06pm

By Simon Clark

Visit Isle of Wight needs your votes in national competition

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Visit Isle of Wight's tourism Website is up against two strong contenders in the TravelMole UK Awards 2017 - cast your vote to help Visit Isle of Wight become a winner.

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 11:48am

By Sally Perry

Dinosaur Isle’s future uncertain as Isle of Wight council explores options

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The council are actively pitching around for 'partners' to take it over. What's unclear is why this is happening when the Friends of Dinosaur Isle have been trying to take it off the council's hands for eight years.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:52pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Michelin Bib Gourmand award for Isle of Wight restaurant

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The team at Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight have retained the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Have your say on how tourism money is spent

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Members of the Wight BID are invited to take part in events planned for the next two weeks have their their say, shaping the Island’s tourism activities for the next 12 months.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 12:00pm

By David Thornton with one comment

Victoria & Abdul: Visit Isle of Wight invests hoping for tourism boost

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The Universal feature film, Victoria & Abdul, could prove to be a great boost for Isle of Wight tourism in the coming weeks and months. Watch this behind the scenes trailer.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 7:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

IsleWalk18: Isle of Wight Walking Festival dates

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The dates have been announced for the 2018 Isle of Wight Waking Festival - with the event being extended to three weeks next year and promotional budget increased by 50% to attract more new visitors.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 4:56pm

By Sue Emmerson