Last Chance to Book
Social Travel Britain Conference 17 - 19 April
15% Discount Now Available
Opportunities for your Business
Social Travel Britain Conference, Sarum College, Salisbury
Final chance to book your place on the Social Travel Conference especially now that they are offering all VisitWiltshire Partners a 15% discount off the normal sign-up fee of £140. If you are interested please book here.
17 - 19 April
First Great Western Offers
With summer approaching First Great Western are looking for strong special offers that are seasonally relevant, ideally up to the end of October 2015 (although specific dates can be included). These will be featured on the First Great Western website and promoted via radio and press advertising and to a database of over 1.5m customers. There is no cost for this. If you would like to submit an offer please download the form here
and return it to email@example.com
as soon as possible. Offers will go live on 1 May.
VisitWiltshire Special Offers
We are keen to promote your special offers for both May Bank Holiday weekends on our website, please contact Emma
with details. Our 2015 online Special Offers are now available here
and can be promoted to your visitors.
VisitWiltshire’s 2015 Familiarisation Passport has now been sent out to all partners. The Passport gives VisitWiltshire partners and their staff the opportunity to visit attractions and other businesses around the county free of charge, with potential savings of over £670. By knowing at first-hand what is available locally, we can all work together to help our visitors make the most of their stay. Initially all partners have received one copy each. We do have a small number of spare copies, so if you would like an extra one please email Jenny
We still have push notification opportunities on both the Wiltshire and Salisbury Apps for April and May. Please contact Emma
to book a slot.
Andrew Gostelow, Partnerships Manager has now left VisitWiltshire. I hope you will join us in saying thank you to him for all his hard work and wish him all the best for the future. Any partnership enquiries can be directed to Theresa
or for any other enquiries to David
VisitWiltshire Marketing Update
We now have a new Marketing Update available which informs you of what we have been up to over the last few weeks. Please take some time to have a look here
Travel Trade Update
We continue to work closely with our Travel Trade Group and now welcome two new Sponsors - Fleet Air Museum and Wiltshire Museum / Salisbury Museum and two new Partners The Bridge Tea Rooms and the Contemporary Heritage & Craft Fair. We are planning our activity for 2015/2016 now and if you are interested in joining this group please contact Florence
March proved to be a bumper month for PR activity with an AVE of over £170k and a PR reach of approximately 13m people.
Don't forget to take a look at all our blogs
- The latest of which - Top places to spot Bluebells in Wiltshire
and Cricklade and the Snakeshead Fritillary
are proving popular. We will also be hosting blogger Rosana McPhee on 23 April for a pan-Wiltshire visit. Further details on this and recent blogger to visit, Coralie Grassin will follow when available.
Developing Wiltshire Food and Drink
The food and drink sector in Wiltshire has been identified as a priority sector by the SW LEP and has attracted EU funding. VisitWiltshire are working with Taste of Wiltshire to develop our food and drink offer and are inviting companies involved across the food and drink supply chain to take part in one of a number of open sessions to find out what the funding could mean for the sector, and to understand what your challenges, needs and priorities are. Current plans include a plan for a membership organisation to support the industry and encourage collaboration, training, business support and a programme of marketing activity. If you would like to get involved the following events are being held across the county.
Trowbridge on Thursday 23 April, 2-5pm register here
Salisbury on Wednesday 29 April, 2- 5pm register here
Near Chippenham on Thursday 30 April, 2- 5pm register here .
If you’re not able to make these dates but would still like to have your views heard or to hear more, please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org
South West £5m Fund for Boosting Tourism
VisitEngland have appointed VisitWiltshire to the ‘Expert Group’ leading on developing and implementing the new £5m fund to boost tourism to the South West. The money will back proposals for a clear strategy for tourism in the South West based upon the unique strengths that the region has to offer. VisitWiltshire are participating in a wider consultation group meeting next week.
TransWilts CIC Surveys
If you are a train user in Wiltshire, TransWilts Community Rail Partnership are very keen that you have your say. Please spare a few moments to take part in their online surveys The Wiltshire Train Users Survey
and the Demand Survey for Corsham Station
Dates for your Diary 2015
Swindon Tourism Meeting
Tuesday 21 April, 2pm
Partners' Familiarisation Trip to Avebury - Waitlist only
Wednesday 22 April
Travel Trade Group
Thursday 23 April
(Pre-registered attendance only)
Bradford on Avon Networking Event
Tuesday 28 April
Warminster Networking Meeting
Tuesday 12 May
Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa
Please contact Theresa
for further information.
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