Thursday , 25 August 2016

Inspiration to pitch-up on the Isle of Wight

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Responding to an increase in demand for camping & caravanning holidays on the Island, Visit Isle of Wight has just launched a dedicated microsite and new brochure in a bid to help promote itself as the Camping Capital of the UK. The new site ( highlights the many and varied options that are currently available to anyone visiting the Island ... Read More »

Gardens galore in Wight in Bloom competition


Wight in Bloom – the annual gardening competition that showcases homegrown grown talent and helps provide a stunning floral welcome for visitors – has attracted another bumper crop of entries this year. Over 100 gardens from across the Island are currently being judged to become winners and runners-up in each of the following categories: 1. Best Small Front Garden 2. ... Read More »

WIGHT BID ballot result press statement – Issued by Visit Isle of Wight

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We are very pleased to announce that the required statutory mechanism to bring a business improvement district into operation on the Isle of Wight this September has been triggered by a YES vote. The formation of the UK’s first County-wide BID gives the Isle of Wight a unified stronger voice in tourism at a local, regional and national level.   The ... Read More »


JMC prize winners

A couple from Northamptonshire have just spent their honeymoon on the Island after winning a holiday, organised by Visit Isle of Wight in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Helen Spencer from Wollaston was awarded the prize package after being chosen at random from the thousands who had entered the competition timed to celebrate the Julia Margaret ... Read More »


Shipwreck Isle 2016

It was anchors away last weekend (18/19 June) as Shipwreck Isle sailed into port and the golden sands of Ryde became a pirates’ paradise for two glorious days. Hundreds of salty seadogs and buccaneers headed to Ryde for the free event, which is part of Visit Isle of Wight’s (VIOW) Festival of the Sea celebrations. VIOW worked with Roger Crouch, ... Read More »


Camping brochure photocall

A new Isle of Wight camping and caravanning guide which invites visitors to “Come abroad to the Camping Capital of the UK” to discover the Island’s “camping secrets” has been launched by Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW). The “Isle of Wight Pocket Book of Camping Secrets” has been produced by VIOW who have teamed up with Solent Co to showcase ... Read More »

Father’s Day delights on the Isle of Wight

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It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19th so why not treat Dad to an overnight stay on the Isle of Wight where he can enjoy some great gift experiences? He could learn about the restoration and maintenance of steam trains, relax and indulge in the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, pick up some tips on how to create the perfect coastal garden ... Read More »

The Search is on for “Best in Class” Tourism businesses of 2016/17

TomsEcoLodge win Beautiful South Award- credit Paul Fletcher Photography

Tourism South East is seeking the very best tourism businesses in the South East with the launch of its Beautiful South Awards 2016/17. Backed once again by headline sponsor, Shepherd Neame, the Awards cover a range of categories from hotels to visitor attractions and from restaurants to holiday parks. There are more categories to enter this year including specific awards ... Read More »

Isle of Wight set to blossom as Visit Isle of Wight launches 2106 Wight in Bloom competition

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Residents, community groups, tourism businesses and schools are being encouraged to enter the Island’s 2016 Wight in Bloom competition, which was officially launched at the National Trust’s Mottistone Gardens on Monday April 18th. Wight in Bloom is an annual gardening and community competition that celebrates our fabulous Island and the efforts of our green-fingered community. The free to enter competition, ... Read More »