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What is Taking England to the World?

Bryn Jones, our Travel Trade & Exhibitions Manager, attended a VisitEngland’s workshop in Portsmouth which focused on developing and promoting products to international markets. Whilst the majority of visitors to the Isle of Wight originate from areas of England within 5 hours drive, with many coming from the south coast, the Midlands and London, there’s an important and valuable number

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Hovertravel conducts autism training for all staff

Hovertravel’s Hovercare initiative has expanded to include autism training for all teams, ensuring that even employees working behind the scenes understand the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways. The training was delivered by independent consultant and trainer David Boxall who said: ‘Specialising in Autism and anxiety, I was keen to share

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Christmas shoppers to enjoy free parking

Christmas shoppers can enjoy ‘free from three’ parking in Newport on selected Thursdays in the run-up to the big day. Shaping Newport is supporting Newport Business Association’s late-night Christmas shopping events by providing free parking. The offer applies to short-stay car parks only, from 3pm (maximum stay three hours), on the following dates — 28 November, 5 December, 12 December

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Tourism South East Near Europe Campaign

Visit Isle of Wight is participating in Tourism South East Near Europe Campaign. The campaign targets our closet European countries, including Germany, France and Belgium. TSE will highlight the regions continued commitment in welcoming European visitors. The activity offers campaign partners an opportunity to put products in front of the key trade decision makers and press, Tour Operators, Wholesalers, and

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Isle of Wight Exhibition Partnership

The exhibition partnership was set up approximately 22 years ago by what was then the tourist department at the Council and some proactive private sector businesses. It was recognised that there was an opportunity to further promote the Island at these travel and tourism exhibitions outside and additional to the core marketing activities that were already in place.   With an

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England’s Coast

England’s Coast is an exciting tourism initiative offering you a wealth of holiday experiences. Watch the videos, create your ideal itinerary and book direct. Get away from the busy tourist routes and off the beaten track to explore the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of the English coast. Tour operators and travel agents can have access to resources such as

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