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Latest News & Opportunities for your business including
VisitWiltshire and Churches Conservation Trust Launch New Heritage Trail, Village Pump Folk Festival Exclusive Offer for Partners and much more...
VisitWiltshire

Opportunities for your Business

Feature your social media feeds on your entry

GOLD level partners will shortly be able to feature their Twitter and Facebook feeds on their VisitWiltshire website entries for free. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please email Emma with your Facebook and Twitter urls.
 

Geo-Fencing Offers Coming Soon!

GOLD level partners will shortly be able to provide geo-fencing offers for the Wiltshire app. If a visitor, who has already downloaded the app, passes near to your business, the offer will ping up on their phone/tablet. If you would like to submit an offer for this please send over details to Emma . Please note, the offers should be long-term valid for at least a couple of months or more. 
 

TripAdvisor

If you are an activity provider we will shortly be able to add your TripAdvisor reviews onto your page on our website. If you would like to take up this free opportunity please email Emma .
 

Advertising Opportunities in 2016 guides

If you would like to take out a display advert or standard advert in our 2016 print we are taking bookings now. Rates start from £65, for more information see here. Please contact Fiona to book.
 

Are you dog friendly?

If your attraction, pub or restaurant is dog friendly please let us know. We are looking to develop some dog-friendly pages on our website. Please let Emma know any facilities you offer.

New for Summer 2015

We are keen to hear about what you have that's new for summer 2015. We'll be working up a 'what to do in the summer holidays' press release and plan to feature the best of what the county has to offer. So, if you have anything new, special events, activities or special offers please can you let Flo know before Mon 6 July.
 

#HomeofSport

VisitEngland are keen to find the country's top sporting destinations. Submit an image of your 'home of sport', not just an iconic venue but pretty village green, secret swimming spot or even your favourite walking or running route. Images can be submitted by simply tweeting or posting to Instagram, using the hashtag #HomeofSport. Please make sure you include your location and #timeforwiltshire 
Great Britain Tourism Survey

Industry News

Great British Tourism Survey - March 2015

VisitEngland's latest Great British Tourism Survey for March 2015 can be found here. During January – March 2015, domestic tourism visits were at their highest level since 2008.
 

South West Tourism Growth Fund Job Vacancies

There are two job vacancies available for Programme Director and Programme Coordinator for the South West Tourism Growth Fund. These could either be employed via a DMO secondment to VisitEngland, or on a short term contract to a South West DMO. Please contact David for further information.
 

New Streamlined Visa Service for Chinese Visitors

The UK and Belgian governments have announced a new pilot scheme that will further streamline visa application processes for Chinese visitors wanting to travel to the UK. Chinese customers will be able to submit applications during a single visit to a UK visa application centre (VAC). The new process will be rolled out as a pilot at the UK’s Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai VACs and will be available from 1 July. 
 

Tourism Excellence Awards 2015/2016

Final chance to enter this year's official tourism awards for the South West. The deadline for Wiltshire has been extended and businesses are now requested to submit or register entries by 10 July latest. Entry is free. Full details of the tourism award categories, top tips and entry forms can be found here
La Flambe Restaurant

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We would like to welcome our latest partners:

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Gold Resort - Weddings
Great Chalfield Manor
La Flambe Restaurant
Whitehall Garden Centre Lacock
Whitehall Garden Restaurant
The Greyhound
The Raven Inn
Postern Hill Camping and Caravan Park
Churches Conservation Trust

VisitWiltshire News

PR Update

VisitWiltshire and The Churches Conservation Trust have just launched a new Heritage Trail - see the latest press release for details -  The Churches Conservation Trust and VisitWiltshire launch new Saints and Sinners Heritage Trail. Download the leaflet here. Following our international press visit we are compiling all the international media coverage which will be reported on in due course.
 

Village Pump Folk Festival Ticket Offer - Exclusive for VW Partners

The organisers of the Village Pump Folk Festival are offering VisitWiltshire partners the opportunity to purchase 1 Adult Day Ticket for either the Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 July at the standard rate of £65 and get a second Day Ticket at a 40% discounted price of £35. If you wish to take advantage of the special offer please contact Jean Chatfield Tel: 01249 713018 / 07803 143412 or email ticketing@villagepumpfolkfestival.co.uk and quote Visit Wilts/Chalkie15. Further information about the event can be found at Village Pump Folk Festival.
 
Dates for your Diary 2015

Dates for your Diary 2015

Partner Events

Swindon Tourism Meeting
Tuesday 21 July
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Devizes  Area  Networking Event & Wadworth visit
Tuesday 15 September
The Bear Hotel

Salisbury Tourism Meeting
Thursday 17 September
Sarum College

Information Centre Managers Meeting
Tuesday 22 September
Calne

Westbury Area Networking Event        
Tuesday 6 October
Westbury Golf Club

Malmesbury Area Networking Event     
Tuesday 13 October
Venue TBA
 
Please contact Theresa for further information.
 

Training Programme

Wiltshire Futures - Developing Skills for Business Growth

Training opportunities are now available and these will be held at Royal Wootton Bassett and Salisbury. Sessions are at £25 plus VAT each (usually £250) unless otherwise stated.

Emergency first aid at work - limited spaces available
Thursday 2 July and Thursday 9 July, 10am - 4pm

To sign up or find out more please contact Theresa. We are also working on our autumn/winter training programme and would like to hear from you with any ideas for training courses you would like to see included.
Wilton Carnival

What's On

There is always lots to see and do in Wiltshire so keep an eye on our 'What's On' pages. Below, we have highlighted a few events across the county which we feel may be of interest in the upcoming weeks.

Wilton Community Carnival
Sat 4 July

Medieval Event at Trowbridge Museum
Trowbridge
Saturday 4 July

Official Opening of Splashpad
John Coles Park, Chippenham
Saturday 4 July

Sing into Summer
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal
Sunday 5 July

Sunday Jazz Lunch
The Bear Hotel, Devizes
Sunday 5 July

Wings Over Stonehenge
Amesbury
Wednesday 8 July, Thursday 13 August & Wednesday 16 September

Barbury Castle International Horse Trials & Show
Marlborough
Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 July

Pride & Prejudice
Lydiard Park
Friday 10 July

Tisbury Arts Group's Summer Play
Victoria Hall, Tisbury
Friday 10 - Saturday 11 July

Bowood Triathalon
Calne
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 July

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum Annual Classic Vehicle Show
Calne
Sunday 12 July

Marlborough College Summer School
Sunday 12 July - Saturday 8 August
Contact:

Florence Wallace, Travel Trade & PR Manager
T:  01722 341309
M: 07436 588860
E:
flowallace@visitwiltshire.co.uk

Our mailing address is:
Pennyfarthing House
18 Pennyfarthing Street
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1HJ
Date: 
Wednesday 1 July 2015
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