The Isle of Wight Needs Your Vote In The Family Traveller Awards

The Isle of Wight is in the running for a top award! 

The Family Traveller awards have put forward the Island as one of the best regions in the UK – but it needs you to vote. Follow the link, and get voting now.  Voting closes at midnight on 20th October…

The winners will be selected based solely on the majority public vote, with no input from the judging panel. Kids will call the shots in the ‘Best UK Days Out for Families category’, while mum and dad can have their say on what they think is the ‘Best UK Region’ (ed: the Isle of Wight) and the ‘Best UK City Break’ for families.

Last year, the awards were met with huge support from the travel industry and public, with over 27,000 public votes received. This year there are 21 different categories, up from 18 in 2016, ranging from Best European Hotel for Families, to Best Family Festival and Best Activity Specialist for Families.

David Thornton, CEO, Visit Isle of Wight said:

“The Family Traveller Awards give consumers the opportunity to reward travel and tourism enterprises for outstanding performance and it’s wonderful to see so many of the Island’s tourism businesses in the running for these prestigious awards.

“We’re up against some big industry names, so please do spread the word and help us win.”

This year, the panel of judges will consist of a range of travel experts, including: Jane Anderson, editor of Family Traveller magazine; Simon Reeve, BBC presenter; Mariella Frostrup, BBC Radio 4 presenter; Sue Ward Davies, travel director of ELLE and Jane Knight, travel editor of The Times.

You’ll also find Island businesses in the other categories – take a look they include Best Holiday Rental (Wigwam, which has a location at Tapnell Farm), Best UK Day Out – Carisbrooke Castle and Best Activity Specialist – Kingswood Family Adventure which has a location at Bembridge

Send the link to your customers to get voting too – we know the Isle of Wight is the best place in the world, let’s make sure everyone else knows how good it is!