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Cowes announces 2019 cruise season

from Cowes Harbour Commission Seven cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour and four maiden calls Cowes Harbour Commission is extremely pleased to announce that Cowes, Isle of Wight, has seven cruise ship calls booked for 2019, including four inaugural calls from some of the world’s premium luxury cruise lines. The Cowes cruise season starts just ahead of Easter with a

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National B&B Week

National B&B Week was founded in 2018 by online booking technology company eviivo and the B&B Association. This year, they are again joining forces with the broader travel and technology industries, with over 40 partners signed up to support National B&B Week, ranging from online travel agencies and tourism boards to insurers and technology providers. National B&B Week have chosen

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Become a Green Star

Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being offered the chance to discover the benefits of going green this month. Visit Isle of Wight’s pioneering Green Star scheme – which rewards organisations that actively promote the use of sustainable travel – has been given a new look for 2019. The green credentials of a business will be put to the test

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Government signals intention to secure tourism sector deal

Government signals intention to secure tourism sector deal The Government has signalled its intention to deliver a landmark sector deal for the UK tourism industry to attract more domestic and overseas visitors and help drive major economic growth.   Speaking to the Tourism Industry Council, made up of leading members of the tourism industry and government, the Secretary of State

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Wight In Bloom 2018

An incredible 114 people entered this year’s Wight In Bloom, and it all came down to this… Over 100 guests gathered at the Quay Arts Centre for this year’s awards, celebrating Island horticultural excellence. Wight In Bloom’s Patron, celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh, MBE VMH DL presided over the ceremony, which took place in the Anthony Minghella Theatre. Supported and managed

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