Visit Isle of Wight CEO David Thornton.
NEW tourism campaigns for 2014 will be one of the items on the agenda at an event called The Big Tourism Ticket early next year.
Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) and Visit England (VE) are holding the industry event on Wednesday, January 22, at Quay Arts in Newport.
It is intended to stimulate engagement and debate with the wider tourism industry on the Island and update the industry about significant changes to www.visitisleofwight.co.uk, share UK and Island research, and announce new campaign themes for 2014.
There will be a number of short industry presentations, including ways to grow your business and top social media tips and ideas as well as a question and answer session.
In addition, VE will be there to share the latest UK visitor economy research data while VIOW’s new sustainable transport marketing executive, Tom Ransom, will talk about a new Cyclists Welcome scheme.
Guests on the day will also hear how the heritage and arts and culture sectors were now working alongside tourism to grow the overall appeal of the UK’s number one holiday Island.
David Thornton, VIOW’s CEO, said: "At this event we will present a review of our first year and launch our 2014 marketing opportunities.
"It’s a great opportunity for anyone with a vested interest in visitors to meet the destination management stakeholders group, hear how we can work together to capitalise on the Island’s tourism brand and help us mould our plans for the future."
*Due to the popularity of the event, which had sold out, a second session has been organised.
Anyone interested in attending can contact Quay Arts on (01983) 822490.