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Hovertravel expands apprenticeship scheme

this in from Hovertravel Hovertravel has announced the appointment of three new apprentices, all working within the commercial team. The new recruits will have responsibility for helping to drive enhanced customer engagement, to extend Hovertravel’s successful e-commerce activities and to support the growth of the company’s groups business. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, said: “Sophie, Ollie and Dean

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Volunteer as an Isle of Wight Travel Ambassador with Hovertravel

So you want to be a Travel Ambassador with the Hovertravel team? Fantastic! Find out more and try before you apply at our recruitment morning on Tuesday, 4th February 2020 from 10.30am to 11.30am at Ryde Hovertravel terminal. Simply email Nicola@visitwight.org by Friday, 31st January 2020 to book your place. What will I need to do? You’ll be meeting and greeting visitors and telling them all about the things to do

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Cross Solent travel over Christmas and New Year 2019/20

To view Wightlink’s seasonal timetable, go to https://www.wightlink.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Timetables-2019-20-issue-4.pdf To view Red Funnel’s seasonal timetable, go to https://media.redfunnel.co.uk/publishedmedia/vubdo7luhuw1a78wnaw0/Extra_Sailings_Red_Jet_Xmas_2019_Timetable_WEB.pdf Hovertravel is operating on Christmas Eve until 1900 from Southsea. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Hovertravel will be closed and there will be no hovercraft service. After Christmas, Hovertravel will be operating again from 27 December whilst on New Year’s Eve the last departure from

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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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