LATEST NEWS FROM THE PRESS OFFICE – 13 JANUARY 2015

An ever increasing interest from journalists and strong media coverage continues to keep the Island front of mind with consumers.  Here’s some of the latest secured by the press office:

  • “Top 10 best trips to try in 2015” in the January 2015 Sainsbury’s Magazine are:  Switzerland, Jamaica, Greece, London, Belgium, Isles of Scilly, Woburn, Turkey, And…Isle of Wight! Click here to view the magazine.
  • Cycling World – January issue Page 64-74 – please click here to view issue.
  • The Guardian (IW Steam Railway) – click here to view feature.
  • Southampton Airport blog – click here to view the blog.
  • Acoustic Isle featured in the Ten Things to do The Month page in Coast magazine – click here to view feature.
  • The Grange by the Sea featured in Top 10 Learning Holidays in the Sunday – click here to view article.

Valentines’s Day

Christmas is only just over but we are already receiving media enquiries about Valentine’s Day.   So if you are planning an event or have a special offer – the more unusual the better – then please let us know ASAP so that we can include it in our press material – sue@visitwight.org

Upcoming meet the media opportunities 

Since October, we’ve been represented at the VisitBritain PR Conference, the VisitEngland Media Day, two days in the press room at World Travel Market, a media mission to Amsterdam, and a couple of desk visit days in London.   But the meet-the-media season is still in full swing, with press days at holiday exhibitions in both Holland and Ireland, a TravMedia networking event on January 21st, a couple more desk visit days in London scheduled for January and February and – possibly – a media mission to Belgium and the press day at Best of Britain and Ireland to come.

What this all means, of course, is that we’ll be needing more news – and images – for upcoming face-to-face meetings with anything from 70-100 travel writers in the first two months of the year.   So please keep us updated with anything at all that’s new, or different, and pass it on.  We’ll always be able to make good use of it.