PRESS UPDATE – JULY 2016
The Visit Isle of Wight press team continues to secure the below coverage for the Island’s holiday attractions, accommodation providers and its towns and villages:
- Exclusively British Magazine, Best of British – editorial feature
- Prima magazine
- Group Travel Organiser
- Group Leisure magazine – page 12 and page 46
- Daily Mail – in conjunction with Tourism South East
- The Times – in conjunction with Tourism South East
- The Express
- All at Sea magazine
- TNT Magazine
- T Online
The more information we receive from you, the more information we can provide to the media to let them know what’s going on. So please do keep us updated with your press releases – or just a para or two – so that we know about the latest happenings, awards and accolades.
Here are a few examples of enquiries we have recently handled. They are all quite different but one thing remains the same – they all require a fast response since many journalists these days do tend to operate on a kind of ‘first-com-first served’ basis!
From a leading woman’s monthly magazine ……..the travel feature is all about celebration holidays in beautiful large houses or villas. These could be in the UK or overseas. I’m looking for interesting houses with a USP for celebration getaways. They can’t be too expensive. Please send celebration villa or large house ideas with full price and number of people it sleeps (also broken down into price per person per night). I’d also like to know what can be done in the place for celebrations. e.g. catering, local attractions, etc.
From a global publishing house…..a roundup of British buildings with beautiful interiors that are hidden/not very well known and is looking for inspiration. A good high res image is needed of the interior plus any information you have about its design.
From a leading food & travel magazine….. looking for ideas of foraging and harvesting holidays; everything from truffle hunting, grape harvesting and processing, leaf foraging plus unusual ones such as carob harvesting/sea vegetable harvesting etc.
From a travel writer working for a national broadsheet….looking for family hotels (with family/children’s facilities) in the UK under £150 per family room (preferably less).
From an award-winning, weekly interactive digital magazine for women…compiling a straightforward round-up of 10 hot hotels around the UK that would be perfect for an autumn weekend break, written in a ‘best for…’ format (best for food, art, shopping, seaside, nightlife, romance, celebration, walks, whatever). They can be anywhere in the UK; in the country, city or on the coast; they can be hotels, inns or restaurants with rooms – but they all need to be new (opened within the past 12 months) and suitably chic/cool for our readership.
From a long-established woman’s weekly magazine….on the hunt for more events/ festivals, this time with a chill out/ relaxing theme any time from July 1st onwards. Please supply the following: Name of event, Location, Date, s little blurb about event, 20 – 30 words or so, URL, One high res logo, One logo.