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WIGHTLINK REVEALS CHANGES TO PRICES FOR 2013

Details of prices for 2013 have been released by the ferry company Wightlink. The company is one of the most popular options – along with Red Funnel – for people going on Isle of Wight holidays and iwradio.co.uk reports that it has decided to limit its ticket price rises by inflation or below. Wightlink also… Read more »

RYDE CLEANS UP IN THE HOVERTRAVEL ISLAND AWARDS

Hovertravel has revealed its list of the best attractions on the Isle of Wight, as voted by members of the public, celebrityballa.com reports. The hovercraft service, which carries some 800,000 passengers across the Solent every year, surveyed its passengers to find out what they thought were the best things to see and do on the… Read more »

BESTIVAL WINS TOP AWARD AT EVENT

The organisers of Bestival are celebrating after scooping a top award. The music festival, which attracts thousands of people to Isle, won best major festival at Monday’s (November 3rd) Festival Awards. According to iwcp.co.uk, organiser Rob da Bank was unable to collect the award himself due to illness; however he wrote on Twitter: “A 1000… Read more »

STONE ROSES ANNOUNCED FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2013

The Stone Roses will be one of three headline acts at next year’s Isle of Wight festival, reports iwcp.co.uk. Only last week an Isle of Wight Council review allowed the festival to keep its license and organisers have wasted no time in naming one of their main acts. After reuniting last year the Stone Roses… Read more »

COOKERY SCHOOL BRINGS NATIONAL AWARD TO ISLE OF WIGHT

The Cookery School at the Isle of Wight College has won a major prize at the British Cookery School Awards. It won the Best Specialist School title, according to iwradio.co.uk, with customer liaison officer Malcolm Alder-Smith saying it was a “real honour” to be recognised in this way. The school is located in Newport. Mr… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL IN RUNNING FOR BEST MAJOR UK FESTIVAL

The Isle of Wight Festival is up for nomination to become this year’s Best Major Festival, thecmuwebsite.com reports. The annual bash, held at Seaclose Park in Newport, will go head-to-head with some of its biggest rivals in the UK Festival Awards, including Download, Reading & Leeds Festival, T in the Park, V Festival and fellow-islander… Read more »

RISE OF THE ‘DIGITAL DETOX’ HOLIDAY PREDICTED

A new report on tourism trends predicts that technology-free holidays, or ‘digital detoxes’, look likely to be a hit with holidaymakers in future. Rather than flooding hotel guests with lashings of digital delights such as Wi-Fi, satellite channels and flat-screen TVs, World Travel Market’s ‘Global Trends Report 2012’ foresees holidaymakers opting for quiet, email and… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT WINTER TOURISM GUIDE GOES ON OFFER

With summer now firmly in the past, prospective visitors to the Isle of Wight can now get their hands on a specially-produced guide to the island during winter. Visit Isle of Wight Ltd has printed 150,000 copies of the new Winter Pocket Guide, which has been produced by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce…. Read more »

HERD OF COWS TO VISIT COWES SUPERMARKET

A supermarket in Cowes will welcome a herd of cows to its car park on Tuesday (November 2nd) to celebrate the launch of a campaign to support local milk. The livestock will be found in the car park behind the Co-op in the Isle of Wight town, reported iwcp.co.uk, with milk from island cows available… Read more »