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Welcome to our latest VisitWiltshire newsletter with news and opportunities for your business.
Cottage Garden

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 and Emma with details. 
Discover Trowbridge

VisitWiltshire News

VisitWiltshire Branding

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.

PR Update

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

Industry News

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 

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:

Congratulations to...

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 know.

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 - limited spaces available
Thursday 11 June and Thursday 18 June, 10am - 4pm

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.
Lucknam Park

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.

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015
Various Venues
Friday 22 May - Saturday 6 June

The Wylye Valley Art Trail 2015
Various locations
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre King John
Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 27 May - Saturday 30 May

Magna Carta Walks: Liberty, Justice and Power
Salisbury City Guides
Various dates between Wednesday 27 May - Saturday 26 September
Park Lunches with Amy Williams
Lucknam Park
Monday 1 June

Toby Buckland's Garden Festival at Bowood House
Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June

Iford Arts Festival
Iford Manor - The Peto Garden
Saturday 6 June - Saturday 8 August

Wilton Classic and Supercar Event
Wilton House
Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 June

CalneFest Music Festiival
Recreation Ground, Calne
Saturday 6 June

Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We would like to welcome our latest partners:

Wessex Raceway
Virtual Warfare
Emily’s Tearooms
Salisbury Reds Park and Ride.
Rathill Cottage B&B
The Bridge Inn
Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb
Jurys Inn Swindon

Florence Wallace, Travel Trade & PR Manager
T:  01722 341309
M: 07436 588860

Our mailing address is:
Pennyfarthing House
18 Pennyfarthing Street
Thursday 28 May 2015
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