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Last chance to feature in 2016 guides, get involved in the Year of the English Garden, join our Wiltshire Association of Visitor Attractions and lots more!
Bowood House & Gardens

Opportunities for your Business

Last chance to feature in 2016 printed publications

Final few spaces available for display advertisements or standard entries in our 2016 Visitor Guide or Visitor Map. A variety of options are available, with rates from just £65 + VAT. For more information see here and please contact Jenny to reserve your space. The deadline is 31 August and as space is limited we recommend you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

What's New for 2016?

We are starting to communicate what's new in Wiltshire for 2016. If you have any new attractions, events, exhibitions or areas of investment within your business please let Flo know. It is worth getting in touch even if you don't have detailed information but wish to make us aware of what is likely to be a big push for you in 2016.

Special Offers

Are you planning any bank holiday or autumn special offers? If so, please send details through to Emma, so she can add them on the the website for you.

Year of the English Garden

In celebration of the 300th anniversary of 'Capability Brown' VisitEngland are developing the ‘Year of the English Garden’ as a key theme for 2016. Gardens are one of England’s greatest attractions for overseas and domestic visitors. Internationally, more than half of holiday visits include a trip to a park or garden, second only to shopping as a key activity. If you have any gardens-related news, openings and events for the year ahead please send to Flo. To find out more about VisitEngland's activity and to download the free toolkit to use logos etc visit  Year of the English Garden toolkit 

New Wiltshire Association of Visitor Attractions Group

We are looking to create a new Wiltshire Association of Visitor Attractions group for partners to discuss business activity, best practice, benchmarking and joint marketing initiatives. If you are interested and would like to be involved please register your interest with David
VisitEngland Tourism Growth Strategy

Industry News

Tourism Growth Strategy Results

Five years ago VisitEngland launched the Strategic Framework for Tourism 2010 - 2020, a ten year strategy for industry to grow 5% in value, year on year. Now halfway through this 10 year journey, VisitEngland has conducted an industry-wide consultation to revisit the strategy and refresh it for today's marketing and delivery context. A summary of results from the consultation can be viewed here.

South West Tourism Growth Fund

Latest information released from VisitEngland about the South West Tourism Growth Fund can be found here.
The Moonraker

Congratulations to:

The Moonraker won GOLD at the Trowbridge in Bloom for their walled garden 

Red Lion Freehouse has been listed in Britain’s Top 10 Alfresco Pubs by the Times 
Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary 2015

Partner Events

Devizes  Area  Networking Event & Wadworth Visit
Tuesday 15 September
The Bear Hotel

Salisbury Tourism Meeting
Thursday 17 September
Sarum College

Westbury Area Networking Event        
Tuesday 6 October
Westbury Golf Club

Malmesbury Area Networking Event     
Tuesday 13 October
Venue TBA

Travel Trade Group
Thursday 15 October
The Bell Tower Tea Rooms, Salisbury

New Autumn Training Programme

Winning the Bride                           
Wednesday 7 October  
Beginners Facebook                      
Tuesday 3 November 

Beginners Twitter & Instagram 
Tuesday 3 November 
Beginners Facebook                      
Tuesday 17 November
Royal Wootton Bassett

Beginners Twitter & Instagram 
Tuesday 17 November
Royal Wootton Bassett

To sign up or find out more please contact 
Theresa. We would like to hear from you with any ideas for training courses you would like to see included.
Edington Music Festival

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.

The Secret Garden
Lydiard Park, Swindon
Fri 21 August

Organ Recitals at Bowood House Chapel
Sat 22 August

Summer Spectacular
Sat 22 August 

Whitehall Art Fayre
Sat 22 & Sun 23 August

Devizes International Street Festival
Market Place, Devizes
Sun 23 August - Sat 5 September

Edington Music Festival
Priory Church, Edington
Sun 23 August - Sun 30 August

UFO Conference
Sat 29 & Sun 30 August

Crofton Pumping Station Steaming Weekend
Crofton, Near Marlborough
Sat 29 - Mon 31 August
Skydive Netheravon

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We would like to welcome our latest partners:

World Heritage Site Coordination Unit

Museum of Army Flying
Skydive Netheravon
The Rivers Edge at the Rose & Crown Hotel 

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

Our mailing address is:
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
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