Great West Way As part of the Discover England Fund Great West Way project, we are planning a series of brand positioning workshops along the route at the end of November and the beginning of December. We will also be distributing an online survey. If you are interested in inputting to this project, please email Fiona.
Submit Editorial for VisitBritain's Media Centre We are developing Wiltshire product on VisitBritain’s Media Centreand are asking partners for media stories aimed at international audiences.Take a look at the Media Centre Stories plan to identify if you have any product fit from your tourism business. Please forward any relevant content to Floas soon as possible in order to be considered for inclusion.
VisitEngland’s ‘Tourism Superstar’ Award 2017 Reminder to businesses to get your nominations for VisitEngland’s ‘Tourism Superstar’ award to Flobefore 25 November. Find out more here.
We attended a recent VisitEngland Meet the Media Event in London and distributed our latest Time for Wiltshire - New for 2017 press release to national media and bloggers. We are keen to host more blogger familiarisation visits and would like to hear from any partners who would be happy to accommodate bloggers. Please let Emma know.
Partners are reminded that there are a number of business benefits available to them from our Supplier Partners, including translation services, online booking, tax advice and virtual tours. More details availablehere.
Travel Trade Update
We have attended World Travel Market this week and met with a number of operators and other trade contacts. We are looking at producing a bespoke South West England brochure to represent partners at ITB Germany in March 2017. If you are interested in being included please contact Flo.
Christmas and New Year Special Offers Don't forget to keep us informed of any Christmas/New Year special offers Please see ourChristmas and New Year Special Offerspage where you would be featured. Please contact Emma with details.
Advertising: Autumn campaign draws to a very successful close PR: Excellent blogger and journalist coverage received Website & Digital: Unique visits to visitwiltshire.co.uk up 10% on 2015 Travel Trade: Information issued on What's New for 2017 and Beyond Marketing Services: Can VisitWiltshire help you with any of your upcoming projects?
VisitBritain/VisitEngland News Take Part in English Tourism Week
English Tourism Week will take place from 25 March-2 April 2017. Aiming to raise the profile of tourism, English Tourism Week provides you with a free marketing and communication hook to heighten awareness of your own activities to potential visitors. For ideas as to how to get involved and access the toolkit for branding resources to help you promote your English Tourism Week event find out morehere.
Day Visit Stats for September 2016
Data for day visits in Great Britain and England is now available for September 2016. In the three months to September 2016, the volume of day visits in England rose by 9% when compared with the same period from the previous year. The volume of 3+ hour day visits in England during this period also rose by 17% from the same period in 2015. Find out more here.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a national initiative to promote small businesses across the UK and encourage the public to spend locally. This year, it is on Saturday 3 December. Supporting small businesses is crucial for the local economy, so Local Uncovered and Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership are offering a free prize draw to get people spending with small businesses in the run up to Christmas.
New Partners We would like to welcome our latest VisitWiltshire partners: Monkey World
The Coconut Indian Restaurant
Partner Meetings & Training Events Please contact Theresa to book a place.
Longleat's Christmas Festival of Light Longleat's Christmas Festival of Lightis now open for visitors. In conjunction with Longleat we are delighted to offer a limited number of tickets for accommodation partners to visit and see this year's Christmas Festival of Light on 7 December. These are restricted to one per business but additional tickets can be purchased online. Please contact Theresa - tickets will operate on a first come first served basis.