Category Archives: Press and PR News

Facebook Is Changing (again!) – how will this affect your Isle of Wight business page on Facebook?

Facebook is changing (again!) and your Isle of Wight business page on Facebook could be affected. Your business on Facebook is a presence to over 2 billion people worldwide and provides a showcase of what you have to offer. Now, Facebook is changing the way that it works again – by altering the algorithm (the things that make your posts

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Isle of Wight Camping and Caravanning Guide 2018 is released

Local marketing and communications company, Solent, have worked closely with Visit Isle of Wight, Wightlink and Red Funnel to produce a brand new Isle of Wight Camping & Caravanning Guide for 2018. The camping and touring market is extremely important to the Island’s tourism and economy. The Island is a natural destination for campers, with some excellent facilities, interesting attractions

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NFU Mutual and Visit Isle of Wight Announce Partnership

Visit Isle of Wight is proud to announce a new partnership with NFU Mutual to help improve tourism on the Isle of Wight and local businesses thrive and prosper. NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurance firm that provides personal, business and farming insurance to local Islanders, is sponsoring Visit Isle of Wight’s industry website and communication activities, to ensure

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Visit Isle of Wight are social media winners!

Visit Isle of Wight’s social media activity has been recognised as one of the best in the country. In a league table of tourism organisations by counties, Visit Isle of Wight was judged top, outranking heavy hitters Visit Cornwall and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire. The award is the result of performance within the English Tourism Social Media Index –

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Press Coverage

Find below the most recent press for the Isle of Wight as a tourist destination. Visit Isle of Wight has increased the value of of national and international press coverage by 3 million pounds in 2018, bringing it to a total of 5 million pounds. If you would like to host a press trip, please get in touch with Visit

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2016 WIGHT IN BLOOM WINNERS – PRESS RELEASE

RESULTS OF THE 2016 WIGHT IN BLOOM COMPETITION – PRESS RELEASE Gardeners from across the Island are celebrating after being crowned ‘Cream of the Crop’ at The Wight in Bloom Awards 2016. Sponsored by Red Funnel and managed by Visit Isle of Wight, the Island’s gardening elite gathered at Northwood House in Cowes today (Tuesday, 6th September) for garden tea

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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

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SHIPWRECK ISLE – A SAIL AWAY SUCCESS

Latest Press Release from the VIOW Press Team: It was anchors away last weekend (18/19 June) as Shipwreck Isle sailed into port and the golden sands of Ryde became a pirates’ paradise for two glorious days. Hundreds of salty seadogs and buccaneers headed to Ryde for the free event, which is part of Visit Isle of Wight’s (VIOW) Festival of

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