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VisitWiltshire launches a new
'Time for Wiltshire' campaign

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Opportunities for your Business

Feature your social media feeds on your entry

GOLD level partners will shortly be able to feature their Twitter and Facebook feeds on their VisitWiltshire website entries for free. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please email Emma with your Facebook and Twitter urls. e.g.

Push Notifications

We have slots available on both the Wiltshire and Salisbury apps during June and July. Please contact Emma to book a slot.

Summer Special Offers

We are keen to receive any summer special offers to add to our website. When supplying information to us please remember to include the following:
  • Special offer title
  • What is the special offer / what does it include?
  • Discounted price / % discount
  • What the full price was?
  • When offer is valid from / to
  • Terms & conditions eg. set times etc.
These will be featured on our website and in any relevant PR. Please contact Emma with details.

Group Visits & Travel Trade Guide 2016

The Group Visits & Travel Trade Guide forms have now been sent out to all relevant partners. Please can you take a look at these, if you haven't already, and respond as soon as possible. If you haven't received one but are interested in targeting the Groups market please email Jenny. We are also in need of group and/or coach photography. Please email Jenny if you can help with this.


Marketing Update

VisitWiltshire News

PR Update

'Time for Wiltshire' International Press Visit 15 & 16 June

VisitWiltshire hosted their biggest ever International press visit this week with 24 journalists from 15 different countries on our two-day Magna Carta themed itinerary. Many of the journalists, who consist of key radio, TV and print media, not only reported on our Magna Carta 800 celebrations in the county but are filing feature articles to appear later this year. Thanks to Salisbury City Council and Salisbury BID for their support.

Press Visits & Press Releases

We have recently welcomed other press on Time for Wiltshire press visits including Andreas Austilat from Tagesspiegel - one of the biggest German national newspapers and Wersha Bharadwa writing for At Home Magazine. The latest press releases issued include VisitWiltshire unveils new Time for Wiltshire Press Pause CampaignVisitWiltshire's two-day trail expected to attract record visitor numbersAdventurous Father's Day Fun in Wiltshire

VisitWiltshire Marketing Update

We now have a new Marketing Update available which let you know what we have been up to so please click on the links below for further information.
Advertising: Press Pause campaign leaflet sent to 120,000 Telegraph and Mail readers
Publications: Deadline for return of Groups Guide forms is Friday 3 July
Marketing Opportunities: Online, digital, trade, print and more...
PR: 30 top national and international journalists to visit Wiltshire this month
Website & Digital: New Press Pause video reaches over 5,000 people in its first week
Travel Trade: Great coverage in Travel GBI
Purple Flag: Please help with our survey
Photography: New online photo library now tops 1,400 images

South West Funding Update

A proposal has been submitted to DCMS as the final stage in securing the £5m funding for growing international tourism to the south west this year. We hope to be able to include this more on this in the next newsletter, please contact David Andrews if you want to find out more or get involved.

VisitWiltshire Board Meeting

A recent board meeting took place on 3 June. The main board papers from this meeting are available to view here.

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 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.
Corsham Summer Street Fair

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.

Children's Art Week Events
Fired Thoughts Art Studio, Devizes
Saturday 20 June

Classic, Kit and Retro Action Day
Castle Combe Circuit
Saturday 20 June

Corsham Summer Street Fair
High Street and Martingate Centre
Saturday 20 June

Mixed Media Canvas Class
Studley Grange Craft Village
Saturday 20 June

Salisbury Playhouse Stage '65 Youth Theatre
Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta
Saturday 20 -  Sunday 21 June

Bowood Charity Dog Show & Summer Fair
Bowood House & Gardens
Sunday 21 June

Chalke Valley History Festival
Manor Farm, Ebbesbourne Wake
Monday 22 - Sunday 28 June

Swindon Food and Drink Festival
Lydiard House & Park
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 June

Armed Forces Weekend in Trowbridge
Trowbridge Park
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 June

Floating Cinema
Various locations along the Kennet & Avon Canal
Wednesday 24 June - Thursday 2 July
South West Tourism Awards 2015/2016

Industry News

Tourism Excellence Awards 2015/2016

The deadline for this year's official tourism awards for the South West is fast approaching. The deadline for Wiltshire has been extended and businesses are now requested to submit or register entries by 10 July latest. Entry is free. Full details of the tourism award categories, top tips and entry forms can be found on

Summer Solstice information

English Heritage is pleased to welcome people to Stonehenge to celebrate this year’s Summer Solstice. Sunrise will be at 4.52am on Sunday 21 June, the longest day of the year. However, they are encouraging people to car share and use public transport. Further information can be found here.

Purple Flag Status in Salisbury

In order to retain its Purple Flag status, Salisbury is keen to find out  more about what people feel about their experience in Salisbury between 5pm and 5am. To help gather this information, a short survey has been compiled which should only take 5 minutes to complete: It would also be helpful if you could forward the survey on to your own visitors, if appropriate.

Edington Music Festival

Edington Music Festival have just printed their programme for 2015. If anyone would like copied for their business please email Anne.
Forest Falconry

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We would like to welcome our latest partners:

Muddle Lodge
Brades Acre Campsite
The Three Horseshoes
Forest Falconry
Upavon Golf Club

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

Our mailing address is:
Pennyfarthing House
18 Pennyfarthing Street
Wednesday 17 June 2015
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