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VisitWiltshire Partner Opportunities
PR & Editorial Opportunities
PR Opportunity with Newsquest VisitWiltshire has negotiated a regular feature slot in Wiltshire Times (Newsquest): you'll get 400 words plus image to promote your 'come and see' event, exhibition or attraction. They are keen for special offers such as money off vouchers or ticket giveaways or a simple free tea/coffee. This is a great way to get some PR exposure and drive visitors to your business during key holiday periods. If you can letFlo know if you want to be included - one required in time for bank holiday and others will be scheduled.
New for 2017 We are really keen to hear from you about your biggest and most exciting 'New for 2017' news.
Do you have any new major openings or launches – hotels, accommodation, attractions, exhibitions etc? Any key anniversaries, filming or regeneration projects? Contact Flo with details.
Travel Trade Opportunities
VisitWiltshire's Autumn Familiarisation Visit 'One to One Meetings & Exhibition'
We are planning a familiarisation visit for group travel organisers, coach/tour operators and trade press from 2 - 4 October which will include 'one to one meetings and exhibition' at Marlborough College. The draft itinerary can be seen here. If you would like to attend let Flo know. Nominal fee of £25 may apply.
There are also opportunities to attend ITB Berlin 8 - 12 March 2017 with South West England - for £750 per day; or exhibit with us at World Travel Market in November 2016. Please contact Flo if you are interested.
New Autumn Campaign The 'Made of England' campaign for September 2016 will target the UK short break escape market. It will include beautiful gardens, events and festivals, arts and culture, relaxing spas, accommodation, attractions and activities all under the Timeless Wiltshire branding. Find out more here.Last chance to book contact Jennybefore Tuesday 16 August.
2017 Publications The Visitor Guide and Visitor Map are filling up fast so contact Jenny to book before Friday 12 August to be included.
Editorial Opportunity for Attractions and Towns We are able to consider including up to 6 events for possible inclusion in 2017 events calendars in our guides. Please contact Jenny with the name of the event, 2017 date(s) or month in which it takes place. The deadline is Wednesday 31 August.
Advertising: Last chance to book autumn advertising campaign PR: Excellent feature in Cyclist Magazine Website & Digital: Twelve new blogs added to our website Travel Trade: Christmas adverts to feature in the trade press Publications: Last chance to book advertising space in 2017 Visitor Guide and Map Photo Competition: Now accepting photos for August Marketing Services: Can we help you with leaflet production, photography, social media or travel trade activity?
Event Support Programme - VisitBritain has just launched a four-year programme to grow the UK’s international business events industry. Theevent support programmeoffers financial and non-financial support, with applications open to destination management organisations (DMOs) and venues and event organisers who are collaborating with DMOs. David would like to hear from any businesses which would like to work with VisitWiltshire on a bid proposal.
£3 million Cultural Destination Fund - As part of VisitBritain's three-year partnership with Arts Council England, there is a £3 million Cultural Destinations programme which aims to drive visitor economy growth to arts and cultural organisations.Davidwould love to hear from any cultural organisations who have bid ideas that fit the guidelines. SeeAdvice and Guidance.The deadline for ideas is Friday 12 August 2016.
Scams - please be vigilantas there have been a few scams circulating in the accommodation sector. If you are asked to accept more money than the cost of your accommodation to pay agents or such like these are likely to be a scam.
'Four in a bed' - Channel 4 is embarking on brand new series - do you want to feature? Find out more here.