VisitWiltshire eNews
9 August 2016

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Don't miss our forthcoming
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 let Flo 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 m
ajor 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.
Find Out More / Contact Flo
VisitWiltshire Advertising & Editorial Opportunities

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 Jenny before 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.

Bespoke packages and print marketing support are available. For further information please see Time for Wiltshire Marketing Opportunities 2016/2017.
All bookings will operate on a first come first served basis 
Find Out More / Contact Jenny
Digital Opportunities

Events & Special Offers
Please send us details about your October half term and autumn events, activities and special offers so we can promote these on our website and in media communication. Contact Emma with details 
FREE Events Listings
Organising an event? Please submit details via our event form.

Digital opportunities are available at great rates.
Find Out More / Contact Emma
VisitWiltshire Marketing News
Harvest Time
New Marketing Update

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?
New August Marketing Update
Partner Meetings & Training Events 
Please add the following dates to your diary and contact Theresa to book a place:

North Wiltshire Tourism Meeting
Wednesday 14 September
Studley Grange Butterfly World & Craft Village

Central Wiltshire Tourism Meeting
Monday 19 September
The Farm Cookery School, Bromham

Salisbury Tourism Meeting
Thursday 29 September
Salisbury Arts Centre

South West Wiltshire Tourism Meeting
Thursday 6 October
Messum's Wiltshire, The Barn, Tisbury

Meeting Notes from previous meetings are available.

Partner Meetings & Training Events
Industry News 

Event Support Programme - VisitBritain  has just launched a four-year programme to grow the UK’s international business events industry. The event support programme offers 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.
 David would love to hear from any cultural organisations who have bid ideas that fit the guidelines. See Advice and Guidance.The deadline for ideas is Friday 12 August 2016

Scams - please be vigilant  as 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.

Industry News
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New Partners
We would like to welcome our latest VisitWiltshire partners:
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