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Dear <<First Name>>
VisitWiltshire would like to wish all our partners and colleagues a very
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

In this edition we thought you may like to see some of these amazing images from our recent photo competition run in conjunction with Salisbury Journal and Newsquest.
Cley Hill by Krzysztof Dac
The winner:
Cley Hill by Krzysztof Dac
Latest Opportunities for your Business

Free Promotion of your February Half Term Activities

We’re gathering content for February half term and would love to hear details of what you have coming up. We’re particularly looking for new or notable openings/events/activities/attractions/exhibitions/tours, and anything that would appeal to a family audience. Please send Flo details by 31 December 2016. This information will be shared with VisitEngland.

Free Promotion of your 2017 Events

If you are running an event in 2017 please make sure you submit details via our event form

Boost your Overseas Business

The South West England Travel Trade group are running a programme of international marketing activity in 2017. There are opportunities for your tourism business to have exposure via this programme of activity. The attached Marketing Opportunities document explains the rates applicable to you as partners of VisitWiltshire for Vakantiebeurs in Netherlands and ITB Berlin, Germany. Vakantiebeurs print brochure will be going to print next week so urgent response required.
Find out more
Devizes Crammer by Peter Daltry
Runner Up:
Devizes Crammer by Peter Daltry
VisitWiltshire News

Hot off the press - New Travel Trade Guide

VisitWiltshire has just taken delivery of the new 2017/2018 Travel Trade Guide. The guide will be mailed out to around 4,000 travel trade contacts on the VisitWiltshire database, plus taken to all trade exhibitions and is available online. A copy can be downloaded here.

Great West Way

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Great West Way brand positioning workshops or have taken part in the online survey. If you would like to discuss anything in relation to this project or require further information please contact David. There will be further updates in due course.

Chairman's News

VisitWiltshire Chairman Peter Wragg has just been appointed onto the board of the Tourism Alliance.

Partners Enjoy the Magnificent Longleat Festival of Lights

We were delighted to be able to invite our accommodation partners to join us at the Festival of Lights on Wednesday.  It was a perfect clear and mild evening to enjoy the spectacular displays, and a great opportunity to say hello to colleagues who were welcoming the opportunity to experience the event  in order to better inform their guests. This was the latest of our educational Familiarisation Trips for partners, designed to broaden knowledge of what the county has to offer.  If you are running an event or have an attraction and would like to host a VisitWiltshire partner visit, please contact Theresa.
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Marketing Update

New December Marketing Update

Advertising: 2017 City Marketing Campaign launches next month
PR: Christmas features large in PR coverage
Website and Digital: Unique visits to our website up +4% on 2015
Travel Trade: The 2017 Travel Trade Guide has landed
Photo Competition: Winner and runners up are announced
Marketing Services: Find out how we can help you
Click here to see the December Marketing Update
Silbury Hill by Chris Moody
Runner Up:
Silbury Hill by Chris Moody
Industry News

VisitEngland /VisitBritain News

A new research report examining the impact of the exchange rate on tourism to Britain has just been published. Carried out several weeks after the EU-referendum result in the UK, the analysis explores the impact that the exchange rate has on likelihood to travel by market and type of visitor. The report can be seen here.

TravelGBI News

Overseas visitor numbers 'spiked' after referendum - find out more here.
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What's On in Wiltshire this Festive Season
Take look at the amazing events and activities that are on offer throughout the county this Christmas and New Year.  
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Partner Meetings & Training Events
Salisbury Networking Meeting
Thursday 26 January
2.30pm - 4pm

Social Media Networking Event
Tuesday 31 January
Bradford on Avon

Please contact Theresa to book a place.
Just in case you missed it!
  • Special Offers - Don't forget to keep us up to date with any special offers you may have planned for 2017 as we can help push these further for you! Contact Emma with details.
  • Digital Opportunities are available for 2017. Contact Emma for further information or to book!
  • Take Part in English Tourism Week - 25 March - 2 April 2017. Find out more here.
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