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Press Pause Campaign
New Time for Wiltshire
'Press Pause' Campaign Launched
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'Press Pause' New Campaign Launched

Incorporating our new 'Timeless' brand positioning the overall emphasis of this campaign is to highlight Wiltshire as the perfect antidote to overcrowded cities. Wiltshire gives back what life takes out. Available to all our partners it encompasses products such as our beautiful gardens, events and festivals, relaxing spas, accommodation, attractions and activities all under our product themes timeless wonders, timeless pleasures, timeless places and timeless nature. This campaign will focus on driving people to visit the website. Activity includes a range of digital, social, print and PR. We will be matching the investment made by participating businesses. For further information please download details here. To book please contact Fiona.

SiteMinder/RDX Global Users - Accommodation Partners

If you use SiteMinder/RDX Global then we can now integrate your availability onto our website. If you would like to do this, or wish to discuss this further please contact Emma.
 

VisitWiltshire Special Offers

We are keen to continue to promote your special offers and events throughout the year. Please contact Emma with details. 
 

New Photo Library

VisitWiltshire will shortly be launching our new Flickr photo library. We currently have uploaded over 1,000 images from around the county and organised these into 125 albums. If you would like to access albums relevant to your business and the surrounding area please email Jenny. New images are always welcome, so if you would like us to add photos of your business which can be shared with partners, journalists, tour operators etc. please send high resolution (minimum 300dpi) images to Jenny and she will create an album for you.
 

Push Notifications

We have push notification opportunities throughout May for the Salisbury App, plus June and July for both the Wiltshire and Salisbury Apps. Please contact Emma to book a slot.
Avebury Stone Circle

VisitWiltshire News

Avebury Familiarisation Visit

We ran a very successful familiarisation trip to Avebury Manor and the Stone Circle with 22 people attending. This gave everyone the opportunity to experience Avebury with the help of the knowledgeable National Trust team and network with each other in the beautiful sunshine. Many thanks to all those who attended and National Trust for hosting. Emma has written a blog about the day which can be seen here.


Travel Trade Update

The Travel Trade group met at Longleat last week and we are now planning our trade activity for 2015/2016. It was delightful to see a few new faces around the table. If you want to know what we have been up to please see the latest Activity Update. We have communicated our next familiarisation visit dates, 11 - 13 October, so if you are interested in joining this group come on board now and we can include you in this. Please contact Florence for further information.   

PR Update

You may have seen PR coverage in The Sun's Fabulous Magazine from our recent pan-Wiltshire familiarisation press visit. We've also had some international coverage from one of the biggest regional daily newspapers in Brazil - Correio Braziliense post their recent visit. Plus our recent press release Make Time for Blooming Wonderful Wiltshire was picked up by BBC Wiltshire last week, where we did a live breakfast show radio broadcast from Iford Manor.
 

Blogs

Coralie Grassin has written another super blog this time on Lacock Abbey. Don't forget to take a look at all our blogs - where to see the beautiful bluebells and fritillaries.
Etymax Translations

Industry News

Etymax Translations

Etymax is a London-based translation company established in 1996 and specialising in the Travel & Tourism sector. They deliver accurately translated digital and printed terminologies with culturally adapted content to suit each target market. Etymax is the appointed translation supplier to VisitEngland and VisitBritain and can now offer you, our partners, a 20% discount. Please contact Fiona Johnstone or for further information visit www.etymax.com  
 

South West £5m Fund for Boosting Tourism

VisitWiltshire have been confirmed as one of 6 SW representatives on the £5m SW Fund Programme Board.  We reported that this new £5m fund for growing international tourism, was announced by government in March. The Programme Board are currently working with VisitEngland on developing a marketing, business support and content strategy and delivery plan for presentation to DCMS in May. Please contact David if you would like to find out more or get involved.
SW England Tourism Awards

Tourism Excellence Awards
2015/2016
Open for Entry

This year's official tourism awards for the South West are now open, and businesses are invited to enter before midnight on 12 June. Entry is free. Full details of the tourism award categories, top tips and entry forms can be found on www.southwesttourismawards.org.uk
Training Programme

Dates for your Diary 2015

Partner Events

Salisbury Tourism Meeting
Thursday 7 May
Salisbury Racecourse

Warminster Networking Meeting
Tuesday 12 May
Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa
 
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.

Securing a reputation for first class customer service
Thursday 11 June and Thursday 18 June, 10am - 4pm

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

To sign up or find out more please contact Theresa
Cycling in Wiltshire

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.

Deverills Festival
Saturday 2 May & Sun 3 May 


May Day Weekend
Roves Farm, Swindon
Saturday 2 May - Monday 4 May

Oldbury White Horse Triathlon, Children's Tri Star Triathlon & Fun Run
Calne Leisure Centre
Saturday 2 May

Downton Cuckoo Fair
Downton
Saturday 2 May

Arundells Free Flow Days
Salisbury
Sun 3 May & Mon 4 May

Harmony at the Larmer Tree
Tollard Royal
Sun 3 May & Mon 4 May

The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon
Avebury/Stonehenge
Sunday 3 May

Woolley Grange Annual Garden Party
Bradford on Avon
Monday 4 May

Lyra Ensemble
Devizes
Thursday 7 May

Pascal Dinner Election Night Special
The Harrow at Little Bedwyn
Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm

Cycle Wiltshire
Starts at Five Rivers Community Campus, Salisbury 
Sat 9 May & Sun 10 May


 

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We now have over 600 partners and would like to welcome our latest partners:

Wiltshire Wild Walks
School House Bed & Breakfast
White Horse Gypsy Caravans
Riverbarn
Etymax Limited
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 29 April 2015
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