Dear <<First Name>>
Welcome to our latest VisitWiltshire newsletter with news and opportunities for your business.
Opportunities for your Business
Group Visits & Travel Trade Guide 2016
We are starting to put together the 2016 Groups Guide and Jenny will shortly be contacting partners to request updates and new information to include. Please look out for her email and respond as soon as possible. We are also in need of group and/or coach photography. Please email Jenny
if you can help with this.
PR & Special Offers
We are working on forthcoming press releases which include Father's Day and things to do in the summer holidays. If you have any new attractions, special events or special offers for the website please contact Florence
Thank you to partners who have embraced the new VisitWiltshire brand positioning. We are really keen for you to use this in your online and offline marketing and communication. Narrative from our brand positioning can be used, which can be found on our website here
We welcomed Isabel Choat from The Guardian to Wiltshire last weekend. Last May we hosted an Australian film crew which came to us via VisitEngland and this was shown on SBS One in Australia this week. We are hosting a journalist from Guernsey & Jersey Press this weekend who is staying for 3 nights covering Pewsey Vale, Mid and North Wiltshire. We have had an amazing response to our two-day themed Magna Carta trail and international press visit on 15 June, with over 25 journalists from 15 different countries, planning to attend. The latest press releases issued include Discover Trowbridge and Make Time for Wiltshire this May half term.
VisitWiltshire hosted blogger Coralie Grassin on a pan-Wiltshire visit earlier this year and she hasnow written another blog Tea Time in Wonderland - Red Lion Inn, Hop Kettle Brewery & Cricklade
Don't forget to take a look at our own latest blogs
too- including Japanese Cookery Course
Family Traveller Magazine Awards
The inaugural Family Traveller Magazine Awards which recognise the best in the family travel industry for attractions, accommodation and more, are now open. Nominations are open until early June and then a short-list for public voting will be drawn up. It takes 3 minutes to nominate http://awards.familytraveller.com/
Western Railway Disruption
During a six week period this summer, 18 July to 31 August
, Network Rail will carry out essential infrastructure work which will have an impact on visitors travelling through Wiltshire. This work is organised in two phases and there will be disruption between Chippenham, Bath and Trowbridge, with comprehensive replacement bus services from Bath to: Westbury, Frome, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Avoncliff, Freshford, Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads. For further information please visit: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/bath2015
Wadworth Brewery who in partnership with Sparsholt College won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for their ‘Hop Cycle’ Garden.
All partners who recently have received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. If anyone would like to have the award added onto their VisitWiltshire website entry please let Emma