Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) announces five days of ‘Tourism Briefings’ across the Island
Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the new Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the Isle of Wight has today announced that it will run a week-long programme of tourism briefings across the Island, starting on Monday, November 19th at the Quay Arts Centre in Newport.
All tourism businesses are invited to drop-in to one of the five venues throughout the week to meet the Visit Isle of Wight operations team and to discuss plans to attract more visitors over the coming years.
David Thornton, the recently appointed Chief Executive of the newly formed DMO hopes that such events will become a regular feature of VIOW’s work.
“These events allow us an opportunity to hold one-to-one conversations with tourism operators where the flow of information and ideas can run in both directions. We are keen to share our thoughts for future themes and advertising campaigns whilst explaining how our islandbreaks website – www.islandbreaks.co.uk – and other selling tools are going to be developed,” he says.
“We are hoping to meet as many tourism providers as possible over the five days. Drop in at any time during the day, tell us your key concerns and hear how we are planning to develop the Island’s tourism economy”.
The VIOW operational team will be joined by representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, who will be able to offer advice on a range of additional tourism services and by Mark Buckett of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), who will be on hand to discuss the “Our Land” initiative designed to help tourism businesses use the landscape to enhance their own appeal.
Tourism providers are invited to drop-in at any time between 10am and 4pm at the following venues, to meet the team and to discuss any tourism issue in a relaxed and informal settingQuay Arts Centre, in Newport, on Monday November 19th; Yelf’s Hotel, in Ryde, November 20th; Wednesday 21st November Freshwater Bay House Hotel, in Freshwater Bay, on November 21st; Brading Roman Villa, in Brading, on November 22nd; and the Royal Hotel,in Ventnor, on November 23rd.