Don't miss our forthcoming
VisitWiltshire Partner Opportunites
Discover England Fund
VisitBritain has announced the criteria for supporting the first projects from the Government's new £40m Discover England Fund. Please contact David, if you have any ideas for bids that could fit into the New Product category. Further info can be found here.
VisitWiltshire Board Vacancy
VisitWiltshire have a vacancy for a new board member, so if you are interested or require further information please contactDavid.
VisitWiltshire Office Move
VisitWiltshire will have limited access to emails and phones on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June due to an office move. Our new address will be VisitWiltshire, Bourne Hill, Salisbury SP1 3UZ.
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Special Offers for Summer Breaks
We are keen to feature your summer events, activities and special offers on our website and in media communication. Please get in touch and let us know what you have planned.
If you want to drive visitors to your attraction during certain times of the year or days of the week, please consider a special offer for admission eg. 2 for 1, 10% off standard rates, kids go free etc. Please let us know so we can also communicate this for you.
Push Notification Slots
Available on the Wiltshire and Salisbury Apps - free on the Wiltshire App for Gold level partners!
FREE Events Listings
Organising an event? Please submit details (including photos) via our event form.
Don't forget to use #timeforwiltshire on your social media posts
Marketing News Enter our 2016 Photo Competition
Our 2016 Photo Competition, in partnership with Salisbury Journal and other Newsquest titles, has got off to a great start, generating excellent exposure in the local press and some great entries for May. We are now accepting entries for June, so please do enter and encourage all your guests to do so too, as there are some fabulous prizes to be won. Full details including an entry form and T&Cs can be found on our website HERE.
Advertising in our 2017 Brochures
We are now taking bookings for advertising in our 2017 Visitor Guide and Visitor Map. You can advertise in one… or the other… or even both, thereby reaching more people and increasing your brand awareness. Details can be found on the Marketing Opportunities leaflet.
The booking deadline is 30 August, but space is limited so we recommend you apply as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
Last call for Information for the 2017/2018 Group Visits & Travel Trade Guide
Information forms for the 2017/2018 Groups Guide have been issued and if your business attracts travel trade please return your forms to Jenny as soon as possible.
Just a reminder to partners that your Familiarisation Passports which give you special offers to enjoy many Wiltshire attractions require a password to access online. If you do not have this password and would like it please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget we have an extensive photo library which is available for partners to access. For details of the albums available please see here.
New Marketing Update Photo Competition: Entries for June now welcome! Advertising: Late spring campaign off to a strong start PR: VisitWiltshire's PR activity achieved an advertising value equivalent of £100k and a reach of just over 37m for the year to date. Website and Digital: VisitWiltshire database tops 66k consumers Travel Trade: Excellent PR coverage for Wiltshire towns in GTO magazine Publications: Bookings for display advertising in 2017 print now being taken Marketing Services: Let us know if we can help in any way!
VisitBritain's The Great Britain Day Visits Survey (GBDVS)
The GBDVS measures the volume, value and trip characteristics of tourism day visits in Britain. Latest figures show that in England, volume increase by +19% in the three months to April 2016 at 343 million visits, and value rose by +6% to £10.8 billion, compared to the same period in 2015. SeeDay Visits Quarter and YTD Summary 2016. for further information.
2016/2017 South West Tourism Awards - Extended Deadline 27 June
This South West Tourism Excellence Awards have extended their deadline to 27 June and are encouraging submissions from Wiltshire businesses. The Awards cover the whole South West, including Wiltshire and categories include Attractions, Hotels, B&Bs, Spas & Wellbeing, Active & Sporting experience, Artistic, Cultural & Learning experience, Cafes, Pubs, Restaurants, Business Tourism, Holiday Parks, Customer Service, Accessibility, Tourist Information and Sustainability. Find out more and enter - www.southwesttourismawards.org.uk
Reverend John Proctor from Alabare House, Salisbury who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours recognising his charity work to provide homes and services to support homeless people in Wiltshire and beyond.