Familiarisation Passport - your chance to visit and enjoy many Wiltshire attractions and other businesses - now available With more offers than ever before, the 2016 Passport provides discounts worth over £1,000 to attractions and businesses in Wiltshire.
A limited number of additional printed Passports is available for partners with an offer included or large scale businesses. Contact Jennyto find out if you are eligible for more!
Enter our 2016 Photo Competition The 2016 Photo Competition, in partnership with Newsquest & Salisbury Journal, is now open. This year you can submit more images than ever before, with a chance to win some great prizes! Competition runs from Sunday 1 May to Friday 30 September and full details can be found on our websiteHERE.
Supply of VisitWiltshire Publications
If you would like copies of our 2016 Visitor Guide and/or Visitor Map, please email either of the following companies – there is no charge for this service as the distribution is paid for by VisitWiltshire: Take One Media: Dominic.Tancock@takeonemedia.co.uk Places to Go:firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget we have an extensive photo library which is available for partners to access.
The VisitWiltshire team have been working in conjunction with other SW destinations, leading on the Travel Trade strand of the £5 South West Tourism Growth Fund action plan. We have delivered an extensive programme of international travel trade activity. Further details of this can be found HERE.
We created two new resources – the first ever South West England Travel Trade directory for international trade trade and A Guide for Working with the International Travel Trade for South West Businesses. If you would like to receive a hard copy of either of these resources please contact Flo.
Thank you to all partners who supported this programme of activity. If you would like further information about the SWTGF please contact David.
We are working on a new project called The Great West Way – the vision of the project is:-
To create England’s premier long-distance touring route from London to Bristol in order to raise awareness, grow the visitor economy and transform tourism product along and around the route.
To find out more about the recent Great West Way meeting please see the meeting notes HERE. If you would like to know more or find out how you can get involved please contact David.
New Partners & Partner Benefits
We have negotiated special rates for VisitWiltshire partners on a number products and services from suppliers partners. The most recent of which include, Wicked Creations who offer a “Virtual Tour” production service. These immersive, virtual experiences could inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and customers. More details of all offers can be found HERE.
We would like to welcome our latest VisitWiltshire partners:
“Tasty Treats: Catering for your Gluten Free Visitors”
Wednesday 4 May,
As part of our ongoing training programme for partners, our latest course is designed for all businesses interested in mastering some great gluten free recipes. We have just one space left. Find out more HERE.
Wiltshire Association of Visitor Attractions Meeting
Thursday 12 May, Marlborough College, 2pm - 4pm
Two guest speakers will outline valuable marketing opportunities for partners:
Katja Ahola from Viatorwill highlight the opportunity for attractions, activities and tours to sell tickets through a major distribution channel
If you would like to attend, please contact Jenny for details. (As well as attractions, our WAVA meetings are open to partners from other tourism sectors – such as the arts and activities – who feel they would benefit from being part of the group.)
Look out on these pages for more networking and training events, coming soon.
Take part in VisitBritain / VisitEngland's Annual Attraction Survey The survey will be used by government and industry to gauge the performance of the attractions industry and the results often generate lots of media interest. Participating attractions will receive their own benchmarking report. Please submit your form before the end of April.